CTFA Name: Organic Rose Flower Water
INCI Name: Organic Rosa Damascena Flower Water
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Bulgaria
Certificates: non-GMO, Organic
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Plant Part Used: Petals
Ingredient Composition: 100% Rose Water
Gluten Free: Yes
Allergen: None known
Food Grade: No
Hydrolats (hydrosols) are the steam/condensation that is created during the process of making essential oils. Hydrolats/hydrosols do smell like the essential oil they are derived from, but they are not nearly as strong as an essential oil. Hydrolats/hydrosols are excellent to use as tonics, face sprays, body sprays, perfume bases, and as carriers for skincare products in place of using just water. They will impart a vary faint smell to your products, but nothing like adding the essential oil. These cannot be used in place of essential oils or fragrances with the expectation that your products will smell the same.
Having said all that, hydrolats/hydrosols are the BEST way to get plant bio-actives into your products without having the strong smells of the essential oils.
Organic Rose hydrolat is extremely rich in the healing properties of roses. Roses are said to be one of the most healing, most gentle oils. You can use rose products in your formulas to help calm skin; to help hydrate; to help youthen. Try using rose hydrolat/hydrosol in a diaper crème for babies as rose is extremely gentle and nourishing. Try mixing a little rose hydrolat/hydrosol in with rose essential oil and Polysorbate 80 to create a refreshing room spray.
You can mix any of our organic botanical hydrosols with essential oils to make a room spray, also. There are two ways:
- Just use the hydrosol and some essential oils and advise your customers that they will need to shake it each time before use as the essential oils will separate out OR
- Blend your essential oils with Polysorbate 80 (1 to 1 ratio), then add into your organic plant hydrosols. The polysorbate 80 works as an emulsifier to keep the oils suspended and it is 100% plant based!
Due to the soft smell profile of hydrolats/hydrosols you can use just about any of these with other essential oils. Like Organic Rose Hydrolat with our Organic Lavender Essential oil and a small amount of Ylang ylang essential oil as a face and body spray.
Organic Rose Hydrolat/Hydrosol is sold in 4-ounce, 8-ounce, 16-ounce, half-gallon, 1- gallon, 5-gallon sizes and 55+gallon sizes. Please email us directly for 55-gallon+ orders.
Short Term Storage: Air tight container. Dark location. Cool room temperature.
Long Term Storage: Removing air from storage container will delay oxidation and rancidity (may need to place in a smaller container). Refrigeration can extend shelf life.
Best Used By: One year from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.