When buying rose water, several factors should be considered. Certain characteristics that make up the product are just as important for the purchase decision as the area of application for which the rose water is intended. The following points can therefore influence the decision for or against a rose water:
- Quantity and variation
- Scope of application
- Country of origin
- Organic seal
- Suitability for vegans
- free from animal testing
- Method of production
Quantity and variation of rosewater products
As a rule, the most common rosewater products are offered in quantities between 100 and 300 millilitres. Usually rose water is sold in glass bottles, but PET bottles are also available. The rosewater bottles are of a handy size and take up very little space.
Rose water is also sold in small pump bottles as a spray, which allows the entire body to be moistened.
Fields of application for rose water
Of course, the application area is also decisive for the choice of a suitable product.
- If the rose water is to be used for face cleansing, a rose hydrolate is sufficient.
- If the rose water is to be used as a toner, a product called toner should also be used, as it contains other substances.
- A rose water that is to be used in the kitchen must be of food quality, the same applies to the internal use of medical products.
Country of origin of rose water
Roses are cultivated all over the world and their flowers are used to produce rose oil and rose water. The roses for rose water are mainly cultivated in Bulgaria, Morocco and Turkey. There are hardly any differences between the petals. Only the individual rose varieties differ in their scent.
Organic seal as decision criterion
If a rosewater bears the organic seal, the raw materials come from controlled organic cultivation. The seal has been uniformly applied to corresponding products in Germany since 2001. Advertising with organic certification is basically only possible if the organic quality can also be proven with the seal.
A rosewater only receives the organic seal under the following conditions:
- no chemical pesticides are used during cultivation
- no use of artificial fertilisers
The organic seal guarantees consumers that the product is organic. But other certificates from other countries also show whether the rosewater in question is an organically produced product.
Is the rose water suitable for vegans?
If vegans want to use rose water, they must make sure that it does not contain any animal substances. Because: vegan means 100 percent vegetable ingredients.
Pure rose water is a plant water and therefore basically vegan. Cosmetic manufacturers sometimes add other substances that have an animal origin. The rose water is then no longer considered a vegan product.
In order to identify a vegan rosewater as such, appropriate quality seals are used which indicate this.
Is the rose water free of animal testing?
The sale of cosmetic products whose ingredients are produced on the basis of animal testing is prohibited throughout Europe.
If the rose water is free of animal testing, then no animal testing has been carried out in the entire production process. However, rose water is only truly animal-free if the ingredients used have not been tested on animals. An appropriate seal provides information about this.
Are the ingredients natural?
Rose water is often sold in connection with the term “natural cosmetics”. First of all, this only means that the rose water consists of natural ingredients and has been produced organically. Furthermore, a natural rose water does not contain any
- Mineral Oils
and in this case has a trustworthy natural cosmetics seal.
Nevertheless, rose water naturally contains preservatives and fragrances which are already present in the extraction of rose oil and are mainly responsible for the pleasant scent of the water. Terpene alcohols are also naturally present in rose oil and thus also in rose water. These natural preservatives are especially important for the shelf life.
The method of production
A real, pure rose water is a hydrolate. The plant water is obtained by steam distillation of rose petals.
Rose water can be distilled once, twice or even three times. The more frequently the distillation process is carried out, the more intense the fragrance and taste will be. This is of course also reflected in the quality of the rose water.
Manufacturer of rose water
Rose water is becoming more and more popular, which is why more and more manufacturers and brands are represented on the market.
In addition to well-known brands such as Garnier, for example, numerous unknown manufacturers of rose water are also entering the market. But which manufacturers or brands of rose water are there?
A small selection of well-known and quite trustworthy products is now following. However, the big brands have been disregarded.
Rose water from Poppy Austin
The “Poppy Austin” brand can score with a wide range of serums that are absolutely natural and therefore of high quality. More than one million consumers worldwide are convinced of the brand and so it is not surprising that numerous positive experiences with the products can be found on the Internet.
Poppy Austin offers a pure, vegan and organic rose water, which is distilled in Morocco in a gentle process. The finest rose blossoms and pure mountain water are used in the production process. Purity and quality are also improved by particularly long ripening processes.
Rose water from Manufaktur Pur
Manufaktur Pur stands for sustainably produced products from controlled organic cultivation. All products are free of mineral oil, silicones, sulphate-based surfactants, palm oil and animal fats.
This also applies, of course, to the rose water, for the production of which damask roses from Bulgaria are used. The rose water contains no alcohol or other additives and is therefore suitable for the care of all skin types.
StarRider Rose Water
StarRider Elements is a mail order company for natural products that are free from harmful substances. Of course this also applies to the organic rose water, which is extracted from the petals of the Bulgarian Damascene rose and is free of chemical additives and aromatic substances. StarRider offers rose water in organic quality for use in the kitchen as well as for skin and hair care.
Rose water from Fysio
Fysio is an innovative company from Greece with the vision to bring natural products for health and beauty to the market. All products of Fysio are hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested and also certified and notified to the Greek National Organization for Drugs E.O.F., the European Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP) and the American Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA). This also applies, of course, to organic rose water, which can be used for cosmetic purposes.
Rose water from Vitus Bio
Vitus Organic Rose Water is suitable for every skin type and contributes to a balanced pH value of the skin. It is suitable for skin and hair care, is vegan and also free from animal testing. It can therefore also be used for internal application.
Rosense rose water
Rosense offers a range of cosmetic and care products of the best quality and without chemical additives. The Rosense rose water is made from the essence of the rose blossom.
The rose water cleanses and tightens the skin and contains only natural ingredients.
Rose water from Neatly
Neatly’s rose water has a calming, vitalising and clarifying effect. It is vegan and contains no artificial preservatives. It is therefore suitable for all skin types. Neatly Rose Water is produced in Germany and is available in organic quality.