FAQ – Questions and answers about rose water

Where can rose water be bought?

Rose water is available in well-stocked drugstores, organic food stores and pharmacies. Many rose water products are also sold on the Internet. Rose water can also be found in Asian and Turkish shops, although the quality is often not known here. That is why you should always pay attention to the ingredients and organic quality when buying.

Is rose water suitable for children and babies?

Rose water can also be used for children and babies. When buying it, however, you should make sure that it does not contain any chemical additives. In addition, the rose water should be of organic quality. Rose water is excellently suited for baby care as an additive in baby oils.

Where do the rose petals used for rose water come from?

The rose blossoms used for rose water come from many different countries. The main growing areas are Bulgaria, the Middle East (Iran, Lebanon, Oman), Africa and India. Occasionally the petals also come from Italy and other European countries.

How much does rose water cost?

Pure rose water costs between five and 20 euros per 100 millilitres on average. The actual price depends on the quality and the producer. The ingredients also influence the price. Basically, it is advisable to invest a little more in rose water and to have a high-quality product in your hands.

How long does rose water last?

A naturally pure rose water can be stored in a cool and dark place for about one to two years at the most. Rose water with a small amount of alcohol has a slightly longer shelf life, but is not suitable for people who tend to have dry skin.

Which roses are actually used for the production?

First and foremost, the damask rose (rosa damascena) is used in the production of rose oil and thus also rose water. But also centifolia (rosa centifolia) is often used. While damascene roses exude a very intense scent, centi foils are more known for their sweet scent.