There are so many roses that we love to incorporate in our formulas. The blue bowl of roses pictured here are from Indigena’s rose garden in Topsail. We’ve used Roses from Moldova, Bulgaria, Morocco and the Middle East, Rosa Damascena, Our favourite roses grow wild right here in Newfoundland, Virginia Rose is the wild pale pink one and Rosa Nitida or Shining Rose pictured below at the end of the blog is a bright vibrant pink. The wild roses in our garden are known as Beach Rose or Rosa rugosa (rugosa rose, Japanese rose, Ramanas rose, or letchberry) is a species of rose native to eastern Asia. It is a popular rose bush that can be found all over Newfoundland in peoples gardens and throughout the landscape. Authentic rose oil smells very woodsy almost musky. Not the floral fragrance that the majority of people think it is today. It is the most expensive essential oil in the world due to the fact that petals are picked by hand as dawn with the dew drops on them and gently dried to be fully processed. We air dry, steam distill and macerate our rose petals at Indigena to carefully preserve the potent essense of the petals.
No matter what country the roses grow in they are gently picked and minimally processed then made into rose essential oil, hydrosols and dried for teas and poupourri.
Wild Rose is one of the best ingredients found in skincare. It helps you achieve a fresh and youthful glow! Known for its calming properties for sensitive and mature skin, its calming abilities are sought after the world over.
As it is a natural source of vitamin C, wild rose has significant repairing action on fine lines and pigmentation disorders. It improves the skin by stimulating production of collagen. Gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types and wonderful for dehydrated, dry, mature and menopausal skin.
Wild Rose calms skin irritations, improves overall hydration and lessens the appearance of scars and fine lines. Rosehips are anti inflammatory and are a potent source of antioxidants for food and cosmetics. Rosehip oil is one of the most coveted ingredients in skincare.
If you like the aromatic scent of rose, our Magical Bath Salts are a natural luxury to immerse yourself in a restorative bathing experience. A blend of Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay to deeply cleanse the skin with Red Seaweed to hydrate and boost skin repair. The aroma of pink grapefruit and wild rose lifts into the air calming and relaxing your senses while the soft petal pink water offers all the benefits of pink colour therapy.