This wonderful organic rose oil originates from the province of Kerman in the south of Iran. On the slopes of the Lalehzar mountains at around 2000-3000 meters above sea level, the damascene roses are cultivated by hundreds of peasants and distilled by the cooperative down in the valley. The cooperative has made a name for itself because the cultivation of roses created a substitute for the cultivation of poppy and thus continues to guarantee a solid income for the peasants. They also participate in the profits of the rose distillery. A nice anecdote: The mash of the rose distillation which used to be a waste product, is now being pressed into the shape of bricks and dried in the sun to be finally used for log burning.
|Quality:||kontr. biologischer Anbau|
|Certification:||Soil Assoc. UK|
|Botanical name:||Rosa damascena|