A rose grower, distiller and beauty maker, with our own organic and natural rose farms in the heart of the Bulgarian Rose Valley, Alteya specializes in the cultivation and harvesting of the Bulgarian Rose and the steam-distillation of the finest Organic 100% Pure Bulgarian Rose Oil (Otto).
A perfumery, cosmetics and skin care industry supplier, Alteya employs well-known experts who monitor and manage the rose cultivation, harvesting, and rose oil production, and some of the top “noses”, i.e. specialists who craft the finest aroma for the rose oil. We work closely with the Government-appointed rose oil laboratories and institutions to ensure that our essential rose oil exceeds all industry standards.
We meticulously select our rose plants, handpick the rose blossoms, and distill essential oil that embodies the marriage of century-old traditions with modern technology. Our Bulgarian Rose oil is obtained through a special distillation method that preserves the biodynamic energy of the rose plant. Because of the unique climatic conditions and geologic settings in the area, our rose oil is considered of premium quality with a very rich, multilayered fragrance.
Growing roses, producing Rose Otto, and making the purest skin care based on the Rose Otto, is our main business and as producers we are proud to offer an unsurpassed combination of prices, quality, origin and purity.
The 100% Pure Undiluted Bulgarian Rose Otto
The Organic Bulgarian Rose Oil, or Organic Rose Otto, is the essential oil extracted from the petals of one of the rarest flowers in the world, the Organic Bulgarian Rose Damascena; which is only cultivated and harvested in the Rose Valley of Kazanlak (also known as the “Bulgarian Rose Valley”). Because of its amazing properties, multiple applications in skin care, medicine, aromatherapy, and fine perfumery, and extremely limited supply very year, pure genuine Bulgarian Rose Otto is considered one of the most precious essential oils in the world.
Bulgarian Rose Oil (Rose Otto) is produced through Steam Distillation of fresh rose flowers. Our rose oil is a 100% pure, organic and natural product that is used in creams, lotions, soaps, and perfumes.
The Bulgarian Rose Valley
Located in the center of Bulgaria, shielded between the Balkan Mountain Range and Sredna Gora mountains, the Bulgarian Rose Valley is the home of the Bulgarian Rose and a world center for Bulgarian Rose Otto production. There are over 7000 varieties of roses worldwide, yet only few are known as oil-producing. The Rosa Damascena, cultivated in the Bulgarian Rose Valley for over 300 years, is considered the best oil-bearing rose renowned worldwide.
Unique climatic and soil conditions make the Rose Valley the perfect home for rose growing and rose oil production. The mountain rains and fresh air create the perfect environment for the plentiful pure botanicals that grow in the Valley. Mild winters prepare the rose plants for the blossoming season. The air humidity, cloudiness and precipitation in May and June contribute to the cultivation of roses that yield very high percentage of oil. The Bulgarian Rose Valley is the home of Alteya’s organic rose fields and distillery.
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For centuries, rose oil is known to uplift the heart. It drives away melancholy, promotes harmony and is one of the strongest natural aphrodisiacs. Goes well with almost any other oil and helps reach inner emotional balance.
Rose Oil is heart (middle) note essential oil and brings out the best in other notes. It forms a perfect blend with, jasmine, sandalwood, neroli, ylang-ylang, chamomile and geranium. Blending rose oil and rose absolute brings out a true Rosa Damascena bliss.
The rich molecular composition of rose oil makes it one of the most beneficial essential oils for skin and personal care products. Our Bulgarian Rose Oil has strong healing, restoring and anti-aging properties in very concentrated form.
Alteya is a well-established Bulgarian company specialized in the cultivation and harvesting of the highest quality certified organic Bulgarian Rose (Rosa damascena); steam distilling our own organic Bulgarian Rose Oil, and exporting it to customers all over the world. Our focus is the production of the highest quality organic Bulgarian Rose Oil available on the world markets. We employ well-known experts who monitor and manage the rose cultivation, harvesting, and rose-oil production. We meticulously select our rose plants; hand-pick the rose blossoms, and distill the precious rose essential oil. Our direct involvement and strictly controlled process from cultivation and harvesting to distillation, ensure that our rose oil is one of the very finest on the market -100% pure, USDA, NOP certified organic.
Rose oil is steam distilled by a special technology and has a pale yellow color. The primary base notes are deep, sweet and floral with spicy middle notes.
At 25 C the rose oil is a viscous liquid. Upon cooling, it becomes a crystallized mass, which can be liquified by warming. Rose oil is a complex blend of more than 300 different components. The major component in a rose blossom is phenyl-ethyl alcohol. However, phenyl-ethyl alcohol is highly soluble in water and is usually lost in the distillation process, unless collected as rose water.
Major components are also: geraniol, citronellol, and nerol. Many other components are present in very small amounts, but have a substantial effect on the overall rose oil quality. An example is a compound called damascenone, which is one of the most potent odor constituents.