Bulgarian rose water and oil - a secret of beauty and health

Bulgarian Rose water has been an elixir of beauty since ancient times. But what exactly is DESERT BLISS rose water? It is a natural product obtained by the distillation of the Kazanlak oil-bearing rose (Rosa Damascena Mill), which grows only in the Valley of Roses. It contains natural antioxidants, vitamins B, C and E. Rose essential oils are part of the water, rose water is also known as "essential water" or "rose hydrosol". Hydrolate is a condensation that forms during the distillation of flowers and contains water-soluble plant substances and essential oils. The ingredients of the hydrolate give rose water a positive effect on the body and mind. Interestingly, rose water eliminates sadness. Inhaling rose water and spraying on the head and face makes the body relax. The release of "endorphins" in the brain allows people to feel relieved and relaxed.
Rose water is also used to relieve headaches. The best way is to apply a cold compress with rose water for about 45 minutes Rose water is useful for relieving depression and stimulating the heart, brain, eyes, skin and is also effective in treating epilepsy. Dental problems such as periodontitis can be effectively treated with rose water. It also relieves inflammation of the gums. When used regularly, rose water can reduce gum pain and strengthen teeth. By dripping a few drops of rose water on a rotten tooth, you can relieve toothache. In addition, rose water is very effective in eliminating bad breath. Aeration of rose water is useful for the treatment of asthma and cough to relieve hoarseness, it is good to gargle with rose water. Rose water eliminates chest pain and prevents the risk of anesthesia. Inhaling rose water also helps strengthen the heart.
Drinking cold rose water removes the internal heat of the body and gives you strength
If you have a headache, put a scarf soaked in rose water on your forehead. You will be surprised how quickly you will feel better. Rose water is very effective for soothing tired and tense eyes. This is especially useful for those who have to work on the computer for long hours. Applying rose water eye drops soothes strained eyes and helps treat cataracts. If your eyes are swollen in the morning, leave the rose water in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, then soak two cotton swabs with it and put them on your eyes. Stand like this for a few minutes and you will immediately notice how your eyes are much more relaxed and your eyes are brighter.
For radiant and young skin, the Bulgarian has long trusted the miraculous properties of rose water. It serves to cleanse, refresh and aromatize facial skin. Rose water has a tonic, emollient and moisturizing effect. Soothes irritations and helps eliminate puffiness of the skin. Ladies love rose water because of the fact that it successfully fights wrinkles. Rose water has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and soothing effect, which makes it useful for various skin problems - acne, eczema, burns, insect bites and other allergic skin conditions.
it is best to spray rose water on the skin or rub it gently with a cotton swab. Repeat this procedure in the morning and evening on a cleansed face to feel the rejuvenating properties of rose water. And a little trick - after applying it on the face, wait 2-3 minutes for it to soak into the skin. Thus, rose water is best absorbed by the body.
Need some freshness? Just put a few splashes of rose water on your body.
After shaving the skin often pimples form. Here, too, rose water can counteract this.
Soothes the affected areas of the skin and prevents further irritation. Rose water also has a positive effect on the digestive system. It can be used in teas and salads as a natural detoxifier, for constipation or other digestive problems. Rose water can also be used as a mouthwash, as it provides a refreshing and pleasant taste. However, you should know that it is not a substitute for ordinary mouthwash.
You can also use rose water as a mask for exhausted and damaged hair. In a bowl, mix a glass of rose water with a few drops of jojoba oil and a capsule of vitamin E. Apply the resulting mixture on the hair, emphasizing the scalp. Rub the mask with gentle massage movements for 10 minutes. Then wash with shampoo and dry your hair. Even after the first procedure you will feel how the rose water has made your hair healthier and shinier.
It smells great and takes care of dry or brittle hair. Water also helps with dandruff, itching or oily scalp because it stimulates cell renewal. The active ingredients of the rose soothe the sensitive scalp and remove excess fat without having a drying effect.
Once you like the delicate scent of a rose, you will not want to limit yourself to using it only for the skin. Rose water and oil are also increasingly used in aromatherapy. The fragrance is recommended for anyone who feels stressed and weak. If you have trouble sleeping, spray some rose water in the air in the bedroom or on the pillow. You can use a fragrant herbal pillow that contains pink petals, mint leaves and lavender flowers.

Now, back to roses in Bulgaria. Legend has it that the Damascena rose originally came from Syria, more than 400 years ago. Back then, Damascus was a very prosperous place, home to many wealthy merchants. The story begins in the home of one such merchant who had a gorgeous daughter. Every morning, his daughter would go to the garden and kiss the rosebuds awake, sharing her dreams with them. One time, a young lad from the far north arrived with her father’s caravans. Strong and brave, he had decided to seek his fortune as a caravan guard, fending off the scoundrels and bandits along the roads. And, as it tends to happen in most stories, the merchant’s daughter, upon seeing his sun-kissed blonde hair and sky-blue eyes, immediately fell in love with him. But he was a mere guardsman, a low-born nobody, and her dad was his boss. It simply wasn’t meant to be. When it was time for the lad to leave, the girl rushed to him, tears in her eyes, and presented him with a rosebud. “I might not be able to come with you, but please take this rose”, she said. “Every spring, this rose will bloom for you, as a symbol of my love”. They said farewell, and he left, never to see her again.
When the lad returned to his homeland, he planted the Damascena Rose in the valley surrounding his village. Not long after, the entire valley was covered in roses, which also gave it its current name – Rose Valley. Today, the roses there bloom during May and June, during the most wonderful hours of the morning. Far from the scorching sands of the desert, under the gentle caress of the Bulgarian spring, the roses became even more beautiful. Now known as the Queen of Roses, the rosebuds that the young man brought from many miles away have made Bulgaria famous far and wide with their delicate features and superb aroma. And the rose oil, produced from them is second to none.