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Best Organic or Pure Rose water: Dermatocare Pick

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 29/05/17

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. Check out the recipes by clicking on this link, Rose water: List of recipes

So, there is no doubts 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, you should know how to identify chemical free organic or pure rose water. Secondly, for your convenience, I have also compared the popular brands of rose water available in India, US and UK at the end of this article.


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 preservatives, 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 roses or rose water would deteriorate if it has to travel miles before reaching you?

Packing: 

Spray tinted glass bottle are 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.

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, this is possible. Thus, if you are prone to breakouts, better do a patch test before using any product, even rose water!

Efficacy: 

If you didn't see the difference by using rose water, then that means rose water alone might not be enough for your skin. Check out these recipes!

 

Best rose water in India

Brand  Comments

Kama Ayurveda 

This is a premium brand of pure rose water that comes in perfect tinted spray packing. The rosewater is obtained by steam distillation and is 100% pure. The only downside of this brand is high pricing. Check the price on Amazon.in
Forest Essentials The well-known luxury Ayurvedic brand claims 100% purity of rose water obtained by steam distillation. The downside is price and non-tinted packing. Check the price on Amazon.in 
Zofla This also 100% pure rose water available in spray packing with excellent reviews. It is made in perfume city of India, Kannauj. Check the price on Amazon.in
Ganapati It is another Khadi certified product and company vouches that it 100% natural. It made by the combination of rose arak and neutral water rather than steam distillation. The company has introduced spray packing recently. Check the price on Amazon.in 

Deve Herbs

The company vouches upon the purity of the rose water, besides being in a spray bottle. Check out the price on Flipkart.com and Amazon.in

Khadhi

This is another brand that manufactures pure rose water and with the time-tested seal of Khadhi. It has a flip open bottle cap. Thus, you need not open the full bottle cap before using this rose water. Check out the price on Flipkart.com and Amazon.in 

Dabur Gulab Jal

It is quite popular, but I would not recommend it because it has many synthetic ingredients including bronopol, a formaldehyde releasing preservative.

Oriflame Rose water

 I would not recommend it because it has many synthetic ingredients.

Patanjali Rose water

I could not find the exact composition on the bottle I have. But it didn't smell like roses just after 6 months of purchase.

 

Best rose water in US

Interestingly, many brands in USA vouch that their rose water is 100% pure, and 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 top rosewater brands in the US:

Brand name

Gaia Purity

 

InstaNatural

 

 Poppy Austin

 Inflora Botanica

 Teddie Organics

Quantity

4 oz/120 ml

4 oz/ 120 ml

4 oz /120 ml

4 oz /120 ml

2 oz/60 ml

Bottle type

Spray Tinted bottle

Not spray

Tinted bottle

Non-spray Tinted bottle

Spray

Tinted bottle

Spray

Tinted bottle

Source of Roses

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

 

Moroccan variety

 

Contains 100% pure distilled, organic, and unrefined Moroccan Rose Water

 

Made in Isparta, the famous rose-growing region in Turkey from fresh, local, organic rosa damascena blossoms using state-of-the-art copper distilling equipment

 

Just the pure scent of USDA Certified Organic roses dispensed through a convenient, easy to use spray cap.

 

PURITY

100 %

100%

100 %

100%

100 %

Check the price (affiliate links)

Amazon.com

Amazon.com

Amazon.com

Amazon.com

Amazon.com

 

 

Best rose water in UK

My search for the best brands of rose water in the UK began by gathering information about their composition and reviews of users. I have tabulated the information in this table:

Brand name

Natures Aid Rose Water (Triple Strength)

 

Steenberges Organic Rose Water 100ml Glass Bottle 

 Alteya Organic Bulgarian Rose Water spray

Elixirs of Life - Pure Organic Rose Water 100ml

Quantity

150 ml

100ml

250 ml

100ml

Check the price (affiliate links)

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.co.uk

Bottle type

Non-spray

Non-tinted

Plastic Bottle

Not spray

Tinted

Glass bottle

Spray and non-tinted

Plastic bottle

Non-spray

Tinted

Glass bottle

Source of Roses

Not mentioned

Only for external use.

Steenbergs Organic Rose Water is made through a simple water extraction of classic Persian Damask Rose blossom.

Ingredients in Steenbergs Organic Rose Water - water, organic rose petal extractives Steenbergs organic rose water contains no sugar. *

Organic Rosa damascena

100% Natural Steam-Distilled Flower Water

USDA Certified Organic. We distill a special grade rose water that completely preserves the biodynamic energy of the rose plant. Food grade.

Pure Organic Rosa damascena flower water and nothing else!

PURITY

100 %

100%

100 %

100%


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