Since ancient times, the rose has symbolized love, beauty, and internal healing. The rose aroma is one of the most praised fragrances of all, because of its therapeutic properties and beautiful multilayered depth.
The origin of the Rosa Damascena or the Damascus Rose is Middle Eastern – it was first cultivated in Persia (modern Iran). The first rose plantations in Bulgaria appeared around the 16th century and were imported by Ottoman merchants. The climatic and soil conditions proved to be more favorable than any other geographic location in the world. Gradually the number of rose plantations grew occupying a large area in central Bulgaria later known as the Valley of Roses. For more than 400 years history, the Valley of Roses has been known as the world center for rose oil and rose water production. Surrounded by two majestic mountains – Sredna Gora and Balkan Mountain Range, the Valley of Roses is considered to have the best soil structure, air humidity, cloudiness and precipitation to obtain the finest and most sought after rose oil and rose water in the world.
Back in the day Bulgarian women were recognized to be among the most beautiful women on the planet. Mastering the art of beauty, they took pride in their looks and recognized the benefits that rose water provided to their skin, hair and overall health.
Pure Bulgarian Rose Water is a great skin rejuvenator, combating skin problems like uneven skin tone, sagging and eczema.