Here at As Nature Intended, we strongly believe that excellent quality starts with excellent ingredients. And Alteya Organics knows it very well! They only use handpicked and meticulously selected organic flowers to create their skin and body care products, following generations-old recipes! So, let’s find out more about their products:
THE EXQUISITE BULGARIAN ROSE
Alteya Organics was born in 1999. Growing and caring for roses has been a family tradition for over a century. Their organic rose fields are in the heart of the Bulgarian Rose Valley, the land of the world’s finest flower – the Bulgarian Rose. This rose, also called “the damask rose”, is found primarily in Bulgaria and the Middle East and it’s the most precious one among the main species of rose that are harvested for their essential oils. That’s because of its unique rich chemical composition and deep multilayered fragrance.
For centuries, rose oil has been distilled around the city of Kazanlak in Bulgaria. Though roses are native to many parts of the Middle East, Kazanlak’s environment was deemed better than any other geographic location for rose plantations. This area became known as Rozova dolina, or “The Rose Valley,” producing almost half of the world’s rose oil.
Alteya Organics’ rose farms are located in the heart of the Bulgarian Rose Valley, surrounded by two majestic mountains, the Balkan Mountain and Sredna Gora. The Valley of Roses is considered to have the best soil structure, air humidity, cloudiness and precipitation for obtaining the finest rose oil in the world.
For years, Alteya’s scientific team has been researching ancient traditional recipes. The result is rare and limited rose Organic skin and body care products based on old proven formulations enhanced to specifically meet the skincare needs of modern, eco-savvy people. They meticulously select fresh rose blossoms that go through a special distillation process that fully preserves the biodynamic synergy of the rose plant. It is more expensive and difficult to perform as compared to the most commonly used distillation method, however it ensures higher quality, therapeutic grade rose oil.
Every ingredient that goes in Alteya Organics products has to meet strict quality criteria. They never use Parabens, Petrolatum, Paraffin, dyes, mineral oil, and any other chemical preservatives.