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2018's Best Organic or Pure Rose water: Dermatologist Pick

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 31/05/18

Rosewater is one of the few natural remedies that everyone should use. It tones oily skin, soothes sensitive skin, moisturises dry skin. It can be combined with other natural ingredients to make a toner, cream and face packs. There is no doubt that rose water is must have natural ingredient. But, unfortunately, many popular brands of rose water (especially in India) have chemicals in the form of preservatives or additives. 

Would you like to put chemicals on your face under the name of a natural product? Of course no! Therefore, in this article, I have listed tips on how to identify chemical-free organic or pure rose water and I have compared the popular brands of rose water available in India, US, Canada and UK for your convenience.

 


How rose water in manufactured?

Pure rose water is manufactured by steam distillation. In this case, rose petals are heated in water under controlled heat. The steam is condensed and the water droplets are collected as rose water. Rose water prepared by steam distillation is transparent and has a  faint aroma of fresh roses.  Rosewater that has a strong smell of roses are made by adding rose ark (fragrance) to water rather than steam distillation. I have discussed the detailed tips to find pure rose water in the next section. Briefly, pure rose water should be:

  • Prepared by steam distillation
  • It is transparent.
  • Has a faint smell of roses rather than strong smell.
  • Should be packed in a tinted or opaque bottle to avoid degradation caused by sunlight.
  • Glass packing is better than plastic packing to avoid contamination of rose water with chemicals from plastic in the bottle.

Based on these criteria, I have analyzed the popular brands of rose water available in India, US, Canada, and UK. Click below to find out:

 

Best rose water in India

Brand 

Our comments

Check price

(affiliate links)

Kama

Ayurveda 

Pros:

Claims that rosewater is obtained by steam distillation and is 100% pure.

Has a faint smell of roses.

Tinted spray packing

Cons:

High pricing, plastic packing

 Amazon.in

Forest

Essentials

Pros:

Comes from well-known luxury Ayurvedic brand and claims 100% purity of rose water obtained by steam distillation.

Has a faint smell of roses.

Tinted spray packing

Cons:

High pricing, plastic packing.

Amazon.in

Vya tours

Pros:

Claims to 100% pure.

Cons:

Has slightly strong smell.

Non-tinted plastic packing

Amazon.in

 

Deve Herbs

 

Pros:

The company vouches upon the purity of the rose water.

Does not have a strong smell.

Affordable

Cons:

The packing is not tinted. Plastic packing.

 Amazon.in

 

Pahada

Pros:

Claims to be pure rose water made by steam distillation.

Has slightly strong smell.

Opaque packing.

Affordable

Cons:

Plastic packing.

Amazon.in 

 

Zofla

Pros:

This claims to be 100% pure rose water available in spray packing. It is made in perfume city of India, Kanauj.

Cons:

Has stronger smell than above brands.

Plastic packing.

Amazon.in

 Azafran

Pros:

This claims to be 100% pure rose water available in spray packing.

Cons:

Has strong smell.

Plastic packing.

Amazon.in

Ganapati

Pros:

It is another Khadi certified product and company vouches that it 100% natural.

Cons:

It made by the combination of rose arak and neutral water rather than steam distillation.

Non-tinted plastic packing.

Can't say about the smell, because I have not used it yet.

 Amazon.in 

Lush veda

Pros:

This rose water is also manufactured in Kanauj.

Cons:

Has a strong rose smell.

Non-tinted plastic packing.

Amazon.in

Khadhi

Pros:

This is another brand that manufactures pure rose water and with the time-tested seal of Khadhi.

Cons:

Has a strong rose smell.

Non-tinted plastic packing.

 Amazon.in

KINDLY NOTE: We have not included brands that have chemicals in above table.

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Best rose water in the US

Most of the top-selling rose water brands are made by steam distillation process and 100% pure. They all come in good tinted spray packing. Many of them have been reviewed extensively on amazon.com. Thus, making a definite choice gets even more difficult. So, how about comparing the few top brands?  Here is the table that shows the comparison of the information displayed by the top rosewater brands on amazon.com:

Brand name

COMPANY CLAIM

Packing

Check price

(affiliate links)

 

Gaia Purity

Gaia Purity Rose Water is very unique because it is produced from the rarest 'Moroccan' variety. 

 

4 oz Tinted spray packing

 

 

Amazon.com

 Teddie Organics

 

Made from Organic roses

2 and 4 oz spray amber glass bottle

Amazon.com

Sally's Organic

LABORATORY TESTED-PURITY VERIFIED. Third-party tested to ensure purity with the industry gold standard GC-MS analysis. Our Therapeutic Grade, USDA Certified Organic Rose Water is Solvent-free, Hexane-free, Steam Distilled Hydrosol from 100% Pure Rose Blossoms. CRUELTY-FREE. NON-GMO. Small Batch Bottled in the USA in amber, lead-free glass bottle to protect from UV damage. BPA-free mister spray top..

4 oz spray amber glass bottle

Amazon.com

Natural Riches

100% Natural Organic Bulgarian Rosewater.

The Bulgarian Rosa Damascena grown in the Rose valley of Bulgaria has the highest amount of skin health and beauty benefits.

The valley gets an abundance of mountain dew which is a key ingredient in preparation of thisrRose water. Fresh Organic rose petals of Bulgarian Rose Damascena are handpicked from the rose fields early in the morning while the dew is on it. These fresh picked rose petals immediately go through a controlled steam distillation.

4 oz spray and dropper amber glass bottle

Amazon.com

Mary Tylor Naturals

USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC Rose water toner, 100% Pure and Natural, Perfect for Toning Face & Soothing Skin.

4 oz Amber Spray glass bottle

Amazon.com

Valentia

Valentia Rose Water is USDA Certified Organic, 100% pure, synthetic-free, unrefined, and never tested on animals. Our rose water is all-natural, and distilled to perfection using organic roses and steam by local farmers in the beautiful, rural mountains of Aksu Isparta, Turkey, so you can feel rejuvenated by this intoxicatingly beautiful all-purpose elixir each day.

4 oz Amber Spray glass bottle

Amazon.com

Leven Rose

100% Pure Natural Moroccan Rosewater Hydrosol Face Spray. Our Rose Water Toner uses more of the flower which gives us a deeper, richer floral scent than just the petals.

4 oz, spray amber glass bottle

Amazon.com

InstaNatural

InstaNatural’s Rose Water contains no chemicals, fillers or artificial fragrances such as irritating perfume.

4 oz, frosted plastic bottle

 

Amazon.com

 

Poppy Austin

 

Contains 100% pure distilled, organic, and unrefined Moroccan Rose Water. Attention that goes into the production of this toner is what sets it apart from all other equivalent products; Made by hand in Morocco and naturally distilled using traditional processes, we insist on using only the very finest rose petals and pure mountain stream water; Each batch is given time to mature, which further improves quality and purification

4 oz

Amber glass bottle

Non spray

Amazon.com

Eve Hansen's

Eve Hansen's pure and organic rose water spray is made of distilled Moroccan rose water – the finest rose water created from Rosa Damascena rose petals.

4 oz, Spray

Plastic bottle

Amazon.com

Kindly note: The above tables show information displayed by the above brand on the internet. Dermatocare has not verified this information by test or otherwise.

 

Best rose water in the UK

Most of the top-selling rose water brands are made by steam distillation process and 100% pure. They all come in good tinted spray packing. Many of them have been reviewed extensively on amazon.co.uk. Thus, making a definite choice gets even more difficult. So, how about comparing the few top brands?  Here is the table that shows the comparison of the information displayed by the top rosewater brands on amazon.co.uk:

 

Brand 

Company claim

Packing

Check the price (affiliate links)

Natures Aid 

Natures Aid rose water is triple strength, meaning that it is more concentrated than many other products on the market. Like all Natures Aid products, it is manufactured to GMP standards, provide the quality and purity of the product. 

150 ml

Non-spray

Non-tinted

Plastic Bottle

Amazon.co.uk

Steenbergs 

    • Vegan
    • Kosher
    • Made through a simple water extraction of classic Persian Damask Rose blossom.

100 ml

Not spray

Tinted

Glass bottle

Amazon.co.uk

Alteya Organic 

    • USDA Certified Organic by Ceres GmbH
    • Steam-distilled from fresh Bulgarian Rosa Damascena blossoms

250 ml

Spray and non-tinted

Plastic bottle

Amazon.co.uk

Elixirs of Life

100% Pure Organic Rose Water & nothing else! Our products have all been safety assessed and approved for public sale by a cosmetic chemist in accordance with EU Cosmetics legislation.

100 ml

Tinted glass bottle

Amazon.co.uk

 

Poppy Austin

Contains 100% pure distilled, organic, and unrefined Moroccan Rose Water. Attention that goes into the production of this toner is what sets it apart from all other equivalent products; Made by hand in Morocco and naturally distilled using traditional processes, we insist on using only the very finest rose petals and pure mountain stream water; Each batch is given time to mature, which further improves quality and purification

120 ml

Amber glass bottle

Non spray

Amazon.co.uk

Eve hansen's

Eve Hansen's pure and organic rose water spray is made of distilled Moroccan rose water – the finest rose water created from Rosa Damascena rose petals.

240 ml

Spray

Amber plastic bottle

Amazon.co.uk

 

Kindly note: The above tables show information displayed by the above brand on the internet. Dermatocare has not verified this information by test or otherwise.

Best rose water in Canada

Most of the top selling rose water brands are made by steam distillation process and 100% pure. They all come in good tinted spray packing. Many of them have been reviewed extensively on amazon.ca. Thus, making a definite choice gets even more difficult. So, how about comparing the few top brands?  Here is the table that shows the comparison of the information displayed by the top rosewater brands on amazon.ca:

Brand

Company claim

Packing

Check price

(affiliate links)

Bella terra oils

100% Pure Bulgarian Rose Water

8 oz BPA-free Dark Amber Plastic Bottle with Disc Cap

Amazon.ca

Mary Tylor

USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC Rose water toner, 100% Pure and Natural, Perfect for Toning Face & Soothing Skin. 

4 oz Amber Spray glass bottle

Amazon.ca

Leven Rose

100% Pure Natural Moroccan Rosewater Hydrosol Face Spray. Our Rose Water Toner uses more of the flower which gives us a deeper, richer floral scent than just the petals.

4 oz Amber glass bottle

Amazon.ca

Woolzies

100% Natural Rose Water, Toner & Moisturizer for Face 

4 oz spray packing

Amazon.ca

Gaia

Gaia Purity Rose Water is very unique because it is produced from the rarest 'Moroccan' variety. 

 

4 oz Tintetd spray packing

Amazon.ca

Kindly note: The above tables show information displayed by the above brand on the internet. Dermatocare has not verified this information by test or otherwise.

 

 

How to identify best chemical-free organic or pure rose water?

Here are the key points that you should look for while purchasing rose water:

Purity: 

Is 100% purity possible for rose water? Yes, unlike aloe vera gel that goes stale without preservatives, rose water can stay without preservatives. Thus, first and most important point is to look for 100% pure rose water. None of the company would fail to mention in bold that their product is 100% pure.

Ingredients: 

You should flip the bottle of rose water to look for the ingredients list. It should read either 100% rose water, 100% rose hydrosol or water and rose petals. It should not have any other ingredients like ark, preservatives, fragrances, additives etc. on the list.

Source of roses: 

I prefer rose water made from roses available locally because the freshness of the product is assured. Don't you think that the quality of rose water would deteriorate if roses has to travel miles before they are used for manufacturing? In such cases, rose petals are kept in cold storage for months before they are used for steam distillation.

 

Packing: 

Spray or flip open or spray amber glass bottle is best because they have following advantages:

  • Ease of application
  • Rose water is not wasted while pouring on the cotton ball, you can directly spray it on your face followed by wiping with cotton.
  • You don't have to open the bottle each time before use. Thus, rose water is not exposed to air that can lead to oxidation.
  • The tinted bottle packing helps in preventing the degradation from exposure to sunlight.
  • Thirdly, glass bottles are better because BPA and other chemicals from plastic bottles can leach into your rose water.

Smell: 

If possible smell the product before buying. If it smells anything else but rose, don’t buy it. However, the smell of rose water should be mild just like real roses. Real rose water produced by steam distillation SHOULD not have a strong rose smell. If the rose water has a strong smell of roses, then it is likely that the manufacturer has added synthetic rose fragrance to it. 

Well, this is the most important feature that can help to distinguish 100% real rose water and rose water that has artificial fragrances. This secret was revealed to me by the manufacturer when I was looking for using rose water at my skin clinic. The real rose water is really soothing and gives an immediate feeling of coolness. 

Read reviews:

If you cannot test the product, read the reviews. I was going through reviews on Amazon, where most reviewers loved the smell of the product, while few complained that the same rose water smelled really bad. This might be because the original product did smell good. However, the product might have got spoiled before reaching the user in certain cases. After all, they are 100% pure brand and any breach in the packing can spoil the freshness of rose water.

Sensitivity: 

Can you get sensitivity rash with rose water? Yes, but this is rarely possible. However, if your skin breaks out with rose water, recheck the smell of the product. If the smell of rose water is strong, then breakout could be because of synthetic rose fragrance added to the rose water.

 

Check out this list of homemade products that can be made using rose water:

1. Toner

2. Pimples

3. Skin lightening:

4. Anti-aging 

 

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