An exquisite hydro-distilled otto of the Damascus rose. Intensely sweet yet delicate and soft, full-bodied yet light and effervescent, subtle yet long lasting as a perfume, this is an extraordinary oil from a master distiller in South Africa.
The countries of the southern African region are blessed with an abundance of aromatic and medicinal plants growing in unique ecosystems not found in other parts of the world. At the same time the suffering of poverty and social disturbances is widespread throughout this region. Stimulated by a growing global market in herbs and aromatic products, a new essential oil industry is developing in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and other countries that is utilizing the botanical resources and ethnobotanical knowledge available in the region for local economic development and plant-based healthcare.
At present there are about thirty-three distilleries in the southern Africa region distilling a variety of cultivated and wild harvested aromatic plants. Our source is currently working with one of the primary organizers and distributors for those distilleries, to offer common and well-established aromatic products as well as to develop new ones.
Most of the cultivated essential oils are either certified organic through international certifying agencies such as Eco-Cert, or non-certified organic, meaning that they are organically produced but have yet to receive full documentation; the remainder of the oils are ethically wild-crafted from healthy ecosystems. All these essential oil projects are linked directly to poverty alleviation programs established for the dual purpose of caretaking local environments while producing sustainable economic benefits.
Our line of southern Africa oils includes citruses, medicinals, florals, carrier oils, and floral-infused carrier oils.