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Rosa damascena flower extract is a clear or pale yellow extract with a waxy-honey floral aroma, derived from the flowers of the Damask Rose (Rosa x damascena). We use this ingredient as a fragrance component in some of our products.
Rosa damascena is a hybrid species, possibly descended from Gallic Rose (Rosa gallica) and Phoenician Rose (Rosa phoenicia), and cultivated for its aromatic essential oil since the 7th Century. These deciduous shrubs grow to around 2 meters tall, producing thorny stems bearing flowers that range from pink to pale red. The highly aromatic flowers have a deep fresh rosy fragrance and are cultivated in Syria, Turkey, France, Bulgaria and India for use in perfumery. Harvested flowers undergo a process of solvent extraction or steam distillation to produce rose essential oil, which is valued in the creation of floral fragrances.
Rosa damascena and its derivatives have been used in traditional Iranian medicines for treating ailments, and it is reported to have antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties. The essential oil yield is low (approx. 0.4 ml oil per kg of raw material), making it an expensive product to produce. As with all essential oils, chemical composition varies with geography, soil composition and different ecological and environmental conditions.
Botanical name: Rosa x damascena
Other names: Damascus Rose Flower Extract, Rose Flower Extract (Rosa Damascena)
Chemical class: Botanical Products and Botanical Derivatives
Main constituents (Flower Oil): Citronellol, Geraniol, Heneicosane, Nonadecane, 2-Phenylethanol
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