SELECTION OF INGREDIENTS
To make high quality rose oil the selection of the right ingredients is imperative
Make sure you select roses that are pesticide and chemical free. If you use roses bought in the shop, make sure they are organic as you don’t want the chemicals to end up in your oil.
I prefer dry herbs as they will not develop mold and you will have a long-lasting product. If you for some reason prefer to use fresh roses make sure you don’t collect them after the rain or after the dew has settled in the morning. Best if you leave them dry for 1 or 2 days as its evaporation could cause the oil to fail. When it comes to the selection of species the major species cultivated specifically for the production of oil are Rosa damascena (Damask rose) and rosa centifolia (the cabbage rose)