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Rose Petals - Craft Grade,Dried Flowers,DGStoreUK

Rose Petals - Craft Grade

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Rose Petals

COMMON NAME      Standardized: Cabbage rose Other: Provence rose

BOTANICAL NAME     Rosa centifolia    Plant Family: Rosaceae

OVERVIEW     
The rose has been valued for its beauty and its perfume for thousands of years. Because rose oil deteriorates rapidly with exposure to sun and wind, the content is highest on the first morning when the flower opens. Edible Rose petals picked for distillation are picked manually, day by day, at or just before sunrise.

CONSTITUENTS     
The distinctive scent of the rose derived from acyclic monoterpene alcohols, geraniol (up to 75%), citronellol (20%) and nerol (20%), and long-chain hydrocarbons like nonadecane or heneicosane (up to 10%). An important trace component of rose oil is beta-damascenone. Even though this chemical makes up only 0.01% of the weight of the rose, its presence or absence determines the appeal of the rose.

PARTS USED     Rose Petals, Leaves

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS  
 Uses are very numerous and can be administered as a Confetti, decoration, potpourri, rose oil, tincture, infusion. Can be used in your crafts like bath bombs, candles, soaps etc!