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Rose Bulgaria Floral Wax


Rose (Rosa damascena) floral wax from Bulgaria.

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I always felt that rose wax made me into a real perfumer. I never liked working with alcohol, in part because the end product was ephemeral on my skin, a fleeting moment capturing the scent of a flower. I was always so much greedier than that. I wanted to sleep with the oil, wake up with its essence, smell it in the shower a day later. I wanted to experience the DNA of an aromatic. Rose floral wax moved me beyond simple perfume oil to allowing the soft notes of the flower is fully express themselves in a perfume solid. It moved me in other ways too. In times of chaos, I could sniff rose wax and experience the comfort that floral beauty brings to an aromatherapist. In times of scarcity, I could lean on rose wax to create my flower butters and feel a moment of luxury.

When flowers are processed into an absolute, the plant or flower wax is left behind and lucky for end users, essential oil molecules remain, enough so that the floral can be experienced in its wax. Bulgarian Rose wax has a deep honeyed, sweet Damask rose scent that carries beautifully in any DIY project one has in mind, be it soap making, face creams and lotions, lip gloss or perfume solids. I have even tried my hand at formulating mascara using rose wax, mica, and a few other goodies. I’m still working on a waterproof version.

Suggested uses: rose wax requires a bath to work with in a variety of formations. Can be added in soap making, creams, lotions, lip gloss, salves, balms and perfume solids. Can be used when making Vegan skincare and other DIY formulations.


1oz, 2oz, 3oz, 4oz, 5oz


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