ROSE Concrete (Extracta Rosae)

The origin of lavender essential oil:

Although lavender is native to Mediterranean countries, it can be found growing all over the world. In fact, Bulgaria is known to be the world's largest producer of lavender today.

Bulgarian Rose concrete is renewed as ingredient in perfumery, imbuing fragrances with a rich and nuanced floral scent

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Short summary description:

  • Categories/Mainstream: Concrete
  • Scientific Name: Rosa damascena
  • Botanical Source: Rosa damascena
  • Extraction Method: Solvent extraction
  • H.S code : 33012942
  • CAS number: 8007-01-0
  • Alternative CAS number: 90106-38-0
  • EC number: 283-289-8
  • Scent: rich, floral aroma
  • Country of origin: Bulgaria

The origin of rose concrete

Rose concrete is a high-quality aromatic product derived from Rosa damascena, also known as Kazanlak rose, and is obtained through specialized extraction processes widespread throughout the country.


Technological process

The processing of rose petals at the Galen-N production base in the village of Zelenikovo is carried out as of 2024 across three production sites - two distilleries, which respectively extract essential rose oil and floral water, and an extraction zone for obtaining concrete from the rose petals. The obtained rose concrete is classified into sub-batches and homogenized into a unified one. The rose concrete is filtered twice and then placed into food-grade packaging.


Certification and standardisation

  • Produced according to ISO 9001:2015 and GMP of cosmetic regulations.

Properties

Rose concrete, derived from Rosa Damascena, boasts a plethora of applications across diverse industries owing to its exquisite fragrance and therapeutic properties. Below is an extensive exploration of its multifaceted uses:

Perfumery and Fragrance Industry:

Rose concrete serves as a coveted ingredient in perfumery, imbuing fragrances with a rich and nuanced floral scent.

Its inclusion in perfumes elevates olfactory compositions, contributing depth and sophistication to luxury and niche fragrances alike.

Reference: Perfumery: Practice and Principles by Robert R. Calkin, J. Stephan Jellinek.

Aromatherapy and Cosmetics:

Highly prized in aromatherapy, rose concrete is renowned for its calming and mood-enhancing properties, believed to alleviate stress and anxiety.

Widely incorporated into skincare products, it offers hydration, rejuvenation, and anti-inflammatory benefits, promoting skin health and vitality.

Scientific studies delve into its skincare and aromatherapeutic applications, further validating its efficacy.

Reference: Aromatherapy: Science, Chemistry, and Essential Oils by Maria Lis-Balchin.

Medical and Therapeutic Uses:

Rose concrete finds a place in traditional medicine systems for its purported health benefits, including its potential to soothe emotions and induce relaxation.

Utilized in massage oils, baths, and inhalations, it aids in alleviating stress-related symptoms and promoting overall well-being.

Ongoing research explores its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties for potential therapeutic applications.

Reference: Medicinal Plants of the World by Ben-Erik van Wyk, Michael Wink.

Food and Beverage Industry:

While less prevalent, rose concrete occasionally enriches gourmet cuisine and beverages with its delicate floral flavor.

Found in specialty desserts, confectioneries, and beverages, it imparts a subtle yet distinctive floral note to culinary creations.

Reference: The Flavor Bible by Karen Page, Andrew Dornenburg.

Herbal and Traditional Remedies:

Herbalists and traditional practitioners harness the benefits of rose concrete in remedies for various ailments, including digestive issues and menstrual discomfort.

Integrated into herbal preparations such as tinctures, teas, or infused oils, it contributes its aromatic essence and potential therapeutic properties.

Reference: The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat by Juliette de Baïracli Levy.

Research and Publications:

Extensive scientific literature delves into the chemical composition, pharmacological effects, and diverse applications of Rosa damascena and its derivatives, including rose concrete.

Studies investigate its bioactive compounds, physiological effects, and industrial uses, enriching our understanding of its multifaceted utility.

"Essential oil composition of Rosa damascena mill. cultivated in central India" (Verma et al., 2010).

"Pharmacological effects of Rosa damascena" (Boskabady et al., 2011).

"Application of rose concrete in cosmetics" (Kostova et al., 2019).


Main chemical constituents:

Citronellol

monoterpene hydrocarbon possessing antimicrobial, antiplatelet, antispasmodic properties, and is believed to possess anti-inflammatory effects.

Geraniol

оne of the most commonly encountered aromatic compounds in perfume compositions possesses antimicrobial, antiplatelet, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory properties, and contributes to the relaxation of smooth musculature.

Nerol

substance responsible for the floral and fresh scent of essential rose oil, possessing the ability to protect cells from free radicals in the human body and induce relaxation.

Phenylethyl alcohol

primarily used in the fragrance and cosmetic industries due to its pleasant rose-like scent, some studies suggest potential health benefits like anti-inflammatory antioxidant action.

 


 

Physicochemical characteristics

Indicators: Characteristics and norms:
Appearance Vaseline like mass
Color Orange red
Odor Specific of rose
Content of absolute, % min 60