Rose absolute is used for its soothing, rejuvenating and toning properties on the skin. Its evocative, delicate fragrance lifts the mood and is thought to be closest to the smell of a fresh rose.
There are more than 16,000 varieties of rose in the world today, but the Damask rose is one of the most ancient, widely grown variety. Thought to be native to the Middle East, rose water and rose oil were used to fragrance and heal scars for centuries.
The scent of rose is used by aromatherapists to restore inner balance and is considered by some to be an aphrodisiac.
A collaborative effort between Pakistani farmers, a Turkish rose grower and Lush, this absolute is produced from Damask roses grown in Pakistan without pesticides, thanks to permaculture techniques. The rose petals are going through a solvent extraction process to produce a fragrant paste called ‘concrete’ which is then transformed into rose absolute in Turkey.