Absolute Rose Incense
High Quality Rose Incense
Rose is considered in the west to be the 'emperor of flowers' and scents. If you are a fan of Rose incense our Absolute Rose and Connoisseur Rose will guarantee you the full wonderful experience of this most famous of all fragrances at the highest possible quality. The Rose is connected with the heart and love and aromatherapists recommend Rose incense for soothing the emotions and energising the heart chakra.
Queen of Flowers
The rose is known as the 'Queen of Flowers' in Aromatherapy. The therapeutic properties of Damask rose oil are: anti-infectious, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, diuretic, emenagogue, hepatic, laxative, sedative, splenetic and general tonic. Rose incense has a sweet and confident fragrance that can bring a deeper element to our emotions. Rose increases love, compassion and devotion and gives a sense of security and spiritual attunement. It promotes sleep, reduces anger, is gently anti-depressive, calms strife and instills a feeling of peace, happiness and confidence.
'Rosa' comes from the Greek 'Roden' meaning 'red', as the ancient rose was thought to have been crimson. It is generally accepted that there are more than 5000 varieties of roses, yet only a few of them exhibit that marked fragrance that is sought by perfumeries. Two major types of oil-bearing roses used to be cultivated for the purposes of attar extraction: the Pink and the White Damask rose. The Pink Rose plantations brought almost 90% of the total output. White roses were preferred for planting in higher altitudes. 60,000 roses, about 180lb, are pressed to produce 30 ml of pure oil.
Information on the use and history of Rose
There is evidence to show roses have existed for millions of years. It is generally believed that the Rosa Damascena originated in the Neolithic period as a hybridization of Rosa Gallica and Rosa Phoenicia - both of which have grown wild in Turkey for centuries. There is also evidence that rose oil was prepared as early as 400 B.C. by macerating roses in olive oil. Ancient carved tablets tell of roses growing in the gardens of King Midas near Ankara, in 700 B.C. The legends tell of his frustration with the "Golden Touch" when he touched his Roses and had them turn to gold. Anicenna, the 10th century Persian physician, used the rose as his first plant to distill and a rose distillery existed in 1612 in Shiraz, Persia. At the end of 17th century the oil-bearing rose was cultivated in Bulgaria.
The flowers were distilled to obtain rose water and small quantities of attar, floating over the rose water could also be collected. In Iran, rosewater is used for a wide range of ailments, and it is often drunk every morning to boost the system. Damask rose oil soothes the mind and helps with depression, grief, nervous tension and stress and is helpful for poor circulation and heart palpitations. For the respiratory system Damask rose oil can assist in cases of asthma, coughs and hay fever. Damask rose oil gives a feeling of well-being and happiness, it helps a nervous mind, can be helpful for digestive problems. Rose petals were scattered at weddings to ensure a happy marriage and are still a symbol of love and purity and is also used to aid meditation and prayer. The biggest Rose garden in the world can be found in Regents Park, London containing a wide assortment of traditional and hybrid roses.