We make acqua di rosa because....
We love roses....all roses. and we know the very special properties of rosewater that has been used for centuries all over the world. it soothes and tones the skin, and helps reduce inflammation. it is said to encourage hair growth on the scalp, also, and to contribute to the healthy shine of hair. You can dab it on your body or pour it on, or soak in a rosewater bath. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it deserves the best possible care.
Le Marche is one Italy's most beautiful territories, with its rolling hills and fertile land leading gently from the mountains down to the Adriatic sea. it is there, in the macerata area, where we grow our roses and harvest them and where we make Acqua di rosa.
we use various types of roses in our rose water but all are grown without chemical fertilizers or sprays. the colors vary and therefore the colors of the batches of our lovely rosewater vary. Sometimes the color is ruby red and sometimes it is the color of a ripe peach. We use english roses, mainly, emphasizing fragrance. We hand pick each blossom and make the rosewater without the addition of alcohol or other chemicals. we do not include stems or leaves in the process, only rose petals.
Acqua di rosa has a fresh floral fragrance but is not a perfume. It is beautiful.
we chose our bottle carefully. it is italian, in the style of a specialty liquor bottle because in fact rosewater has been used in cooking for so many centuries! we bottle acqua di rosa by hand, securing each bottle with a top sealed with wax.
we hand decorate and write every single label. when your rosewater is all used, the bottle remains for other lovely contents or to be used as a bud vase...for a rose, of course!
WE DO NOT SELL ACQUA DI ROSA DIRECTLY TO RETAIL CUSTOMERS AT THE PRESENT TIME, HOWEVER WE OFFER INFORMATION ABOUT RETAILERS WHO DO JUST THAT. Please scroll down to the foot of our web page or ask your apothecary to contact us.
and....we never test Acqua di rosa on animals but we do use it ourselves!