ABOUT US

Teresa Scarman was first introduced to rosewater in 1992 whilst exhibiting her old-fashioned roses at the Chelsea Flower Show. She was captivated by its wonderful fragrance and its soothing effect on the skin, and immediately wanted to learn more.

As she discovered, rosewater is by no means a new invention, it dates back as far as 1200BC in Persia, and has been used as a skin tonic, a medicine and also as a cooking ingredient.

Persian Rose began as a result of her intolerance to using well-known skin care products that would leave her sensitive skin irritated, due to excessive amounts of chemicals. She couldn’t find any gentle and effective skincare products that she could use, so she decided to create her own range using organic rosewater and precious rose oil as the primary ingredients.

The Persian Rose skincare range is designed for those with sensitive skin and for those of us who simply love the rose.

Today, Persian Rose is based in the heart of Devon and produced with the same passion and vision that created it.

We invite you to enjoy our beautiful rose products, which are designed to gently nurture the skin with natural goodness.

Teresa Scarman

Rosewater and rose oil have been highly valued for many centuries not just for their exquisite perfume but also for their complex healing properties.

How rose oil works, either as a perfume agent or as a therapeutic one is still not fully understood. It has over 400 chemical constituents, but only a few of these are involved in creating the famous rose fragrance. This natural complexity makes it impossible to be imitated.

The Persian Rose products contain only the finest rose oil sourced from present day Persia where the roses are handpicked at dawn and distilled with pure mountain stream water. The methods of farming and distillation have not changed in this region for hundreds of years, producing a totally organic and authentic rose oil of unrivalled quality.

The precious rose oil is present in all of our products, and it is this which is responsible for their extraordinary powers of healing and rejuvenation. Whether moisturising, toning, reducing wrinkles and scars, or curing with aromatherapy, there is a lot more to the rose than just a beautiful flower.

The legend of the origin of rose oil

The most romantic tale of the origin of rose attar is the story of the Emperor Djihanguyr, who ordered the fountains and canals in the royal gardens to be filled with rosewater to celebrate his wedding to the Princess Nour Djihan.

When later walking through the gardens with her husband the Princess noticed an oily residue had collected on the surface of the water. She ran her fingers through the scented water and was delighted to find that a fragrant oil clung to her hands. From then on the Emperor had it produced and bottled as a tribute to her.

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The Sunday Times

"Anything from the gorgeous Persian Rose range would win me over for ever."

Daily Telegraph, Style Magazine

"The collection includes a brilliant and sweet-smelling hand cream."

The Independent

"Anyone who receives potions from Persian Rose will smell sweet all year."

Daily Telegraph

"The rosewater makes an exotic addition to a dressing table."

 

Harpers & Queen, Beauty

"As soon as the Persian Rose products landed on our desks we knew they must be good, because we immediately found ourselves fighting over them."

Mail on Sunday, You Magazine

"Having always found rose-scented toiletries overpowering, I am amazed by the subtley of the Perfumed Oil, a delicate light scent with a lemony top note."

"I cannot praise your products highly enough. They are so soothing to use and promote such feelings of wellbeing. Now I have discovered how healing the properties of your organic rose products are, I cannot be without them."

Jane House, Kent

"I wanted to thank you for your excellent service. Your products are simply divine and they arrive perfectly packaged and so quickly! Many thanks for running such a great company."

J Coleridge, London

"I thought you might be interested to hear of an unexpected finding upon using your Persian Rose Hand Cream. I bought some of the hand cream merely because of the fragrance - only to find that after using it for two weeks, an annoying skin disorder of some few months had mysteriously cleared up."

Audrey Billingham, Staffordshire

"I just want to praise the fantastic Rose & Aloe Vera Gel. My nine year old son developed a rash over the left side of his upper torso, with no known cure apart from hydrocortisone cream. I used the gel and within six weeks the condition had cleared - truly fantastic. Having been in the pharmaceutical business and knowing the benefits of aloe vera I do believe that with the rose oil addition you really have a superb product on your hands."

Bettina Shousha, Bath

"After suffering from eczema since birth, I have tried everything, so I was willing to give Persian Rose a try - I had nothing to lose. I test patched my arm with the rose and aloe vera gel and the following morning to my amazement the itching had gone, I couldn't believe it! I cannot praise Teresa enough for bringing new hope into my life, as I have seen a dramatic change in my eczema."

Amanda Walker, Tyne & Wear

"I am writing to let you know how fantastic I have found the Persian Rose skincare products. My beautician recommended I try rosewater to help hydrate and 'de-stress' my skin. I was so impressed that I bought the whole range. My skin now feels decongested and hydrated with a lot more 'glow', and I want to thank you for making this possible."

Melanie Fellows, Staffordshire

"Just to say that the shampoo was the best I've used, thank you."

L Houghton, Devon

'A Rose-tinted Life' by Louise Elliot, Country Living

'The Healing Properties of Rosewater and Rose Oil' by Teresa Scarman, Positive Health

'Nature Trail' by Lucia Ferrari, Harpers and Queen

'The Skin Regenerating Properties of Rose Hip Seed Oil' in Alternative Medicine, Issue 31