Damask Rose Oil
Natural fragrance Moisturizing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory effects
Grown in Kashan, an oasis city in a desert in central Iran (where roses were first grown). Unlike ornamental roses, the roses of Kashan are native species and have not been bred. Native roses have a strong fragrance and contain many constituents.
Ever since Ibn Sina (Avicenna) discovered a method to extract essential oil from roses,
it has been used as medical remedies by scientists and physicians. Roses contain tannin, which have a toning effect on skin and closes pores, as well as elements that soothe inflammations and phenol, a softener. They stimulate and strengthen capillaries and calm and soothe inflamed skin.
In recent years, the effects of the scent of roses on the human body have been scientifically proven. It not only relaxes the mind and body, reduces stress, and balances the hormones but also stimulates the brain and raises the level ofestrogen, which in turn promotes healthy, beautiful skin.
※Estrogen is a hormone that promotes supple, resilient skin.
Damask Rose Oil contained in Mofid is extracted from roses grown organically under the bright sunshine and arid climate of Kashan, an oasis city in the desert of central Iran (located over 2,500 meters above sea level) where the days are very hot and nights very cool. The petals are handpicked before dawn and put in a distillation pot with natural spring water in the early morning. The traditional steam distillation method is used to extract rose oil, and an excellent grade of rose oil on the surface layer is used in Mofid.
Only 1cc of Damask Rose Oil can be extracted from 2500 flowers. The oil is reputed as being “more valuable than gold”, and imitating its natural aroma by any synthetic aroma chemical is said to be impossible.
The oil is classified into grades, and much of the highly rated oil is only exported to the European countries, as its availability is very limited.
Mofid only selects such oil of the best quality.