Sep 3rd, 2011

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Bulgarian Rose Damascena – A Wealth Of Therapeutic Benefits

Woman sniffing Bulgarin RosesBulgarian Rose Damascena (Rosa damascena forma trigintipetala), also known as Bulgarian Rose Otto is a beautiful and very rare type of rose.  It is  grown mainly in Bulgaria and Turkey as only in these two countries do the right growing conditions exist for any large production of this delicate flower.   In fact, Kazanluk, Bulgaria is known as “The Valley Of The Roses” because there are so many rose plants growing there.  Can you imagine how it must smell!  Ahhhhhh.


Not only is Bulgarian Rose Damascena beautiful, it’s a plant that’s also packed with therapeutic benefits.  With regards to skin care Bulgarian Rose is a wonderful anti-inflammatory agent and tissue regenerator.  It is also high in antioxidants and offers amazing properties of hydration and redness reduction.


Those in aromatherapy use Bulgarian Rose Damascena oil to help calm and relax.  It’s good for helping those in grief or emotional distress as well as individuals suffering from depression.  Rose Damascene oil is also highly recommended for moving through the loss of a loved one.


As with any therapeutic grade herb, oil or other plant based product, it’s cultivation and preparation must be just so in order to retain the maximum amount of beneficial properties possible.  Because this area of Blugaria and Turkey has been cultivating this unique species of rose for many many years, they’re experts at harvesting the flowers at the right time, as well as processing them correctly (steam distilled in copper kettles, etc) so that the beneficial properties of Rose Damascene are transferred to the oil in the highest concentrations possible.


When processing Bulgarian Rose there is a by-product of the steam distillation of called a hydrosol or hydrolat.  Hydrosol is a diluted but highly prized rosewater used as a tonique and particularly beneficial when combined with other botanicals.  Hydrosols offer a variety of benefits are are used commonly in cosmetics for both fragrance as well as it’s anti inflammatory properties, redness reduction and other beneficial properties,  as well as in aromatherapy to address emotional distress.


Here at Sevani we have to agree with the research that Bulgarian Rose Damascena is a very special skin care ingredient as is high quality, certified organic hydrosol; and ones we use  in several of our professional grade natural skin care formulations including our Signature Blends (found in many of our products including our Ageless Radiance Refining AHA Cleanser) along with our very popular Organic Rose Hyaluronic Age Defying Tonique  .  This is a  refreshing 100% natural tonique that uses Bulgarian Rose Damascena and hydrosol along with other organic botanicals and  vegan ingredients to hydrate, protect, and balance the skin while reducing redness, puffy eyes, acne, and the appearance of broken capillaries (blood  vessels) while antioxidants work to combat free radical damage.


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We’re happy to help you learn more about our products, their all natural ingredients, and even your own skin!  To support those efforts, we offer complimentary skin care consultations and are even available for skin care workshops too!


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