Why We Only Use Rose Oil in Our Products
You may be wondering, why does Fancy Farm Skincare only combine Rose Oil with their Tallow products?
To answer this question, let's go back to the beginning! When we first started Fancy Farm Skincare, we wanted to do better - to raise the bar. The goal was to create a product unlike anything else on the market, a product of true quality. The world doesn't need any more mass-produced products!
After many months of trial and error, we found the highest quality Tallow we could ever imagine. We drove to at least a dozen small biodiversity farms in our local area. But we knew the search ended the minute we arrived at the farm we currently work with today.
We weren't surprised when this particular Tallow had a very mild pleasant scent, a rich yellow color, and soft creamy texture. It simply embodied all of the hard work and responsible farming practices that went into producing it. We knew this Tallow raised the bar in terms of quality.
So, we had the Tallow in the bag! But we couldn't celebrate yet… Now the big question was, what do we add to it?
As we knew this Tallow was the best of the best, we were only interested in adding the very best to it to match its quality. Anything short of that would completely miss the mark of what we were going for.
After researching numerous articles, published studies, and experimenting with all different types of plant extracts - we kept coming back to traditional steam distilled Bulgarian Rose Oil.
We found this Oil goes hand in hand with Tallow because it’s:
- Suitable and ideal for all skin types
- Time tested with a long history of skincare benefits
- Production is deeply rooted within the culture it comes from, and has been produced the same way for centuries.
Bulgarian Rose Oil, otherwise known as “liquid gold,” is an Oil unlike any other.
Bulgarian Rose Oil was first produced about 400 years ago, in the Bulgarian towns of Kazanlak and Karlovo. For hundreds of years, people have been using this product for its incredible anti-aging benefits.
The Bulgarian Rose Valley has the ideal climate, best soil structure, air humidity, and precipitation to produce high quality Rose Oil.
It is no coincidence that these Roses are called Bulgarian Roses. Bulgaria is the best place in the world to source this Oil from.
Because of this climate, Bulgaria has a long history of producing this oil. Each and every Rose is hand-picked at exactly the right time (typically around the third week of May) and this period only lasts for about one month. This harvesting period is crucial because of the heavy rains the region receives. Since there is only one month of the year that these Roses can be picked, Rose Oil is much more valuable than any other Oil.
These Roses can only be picked in the morning, while there is still dew on the Rose Petals (from 4 am to no later than noon) because this is when the Rose Petals scent and Oil production are the strongest.
The amount of Oil produced can vary every year due to weather conditions. A hot and dry harvest season may last only two weeks, leading to less Oil production due to evaporation.
After these organic Roses are picked, they need to be steam distilled in order to extract the Oil in a way which preserves all of the benefits. This distillation must happen right after the Roses are picked - if the farmers fall behind, the Roses need to be sprayed with water to preserve them. The more time that passes between picking and distillation, the less Oil the Rose Petals can produce.
In addition, only river or dam water can be used in this distillation process, because in order to create the best quality Oil out there, the water needs to be clean, with a neutral pH.
There is a reason that Bulgarian Rose Oil is referred to as “liquid gold”. Using the highest quality Rose Oil has many perks, besides the wonderful sweet Rose scent.
Bulgarian Rose Oil naturally contains vitamins (A, C, and E), minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants that all provide anti-aging properties, help to heal acne, and soothe any redness of the skin.
The Oil can also improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while at the same time reducing the appearance of dark spots and evening skin tone.
So, the bottom line is, Bulgarian Rose Oil has a history of creating beautiful, glowing skin!
Bulgarian Rose Oil works for all skin types as well. In fact, it is the safest Oil to use on the skin. The Roses are grown without any pesticides, herbicides, or any other chemical additives that can harm the skin. It soothes sensitive skin (even for those with eczema and psoriasis). The antioxidants within the Oil are able to penetrate deep into the skin, allowing the Oil to effectively hydrate dry or itchy skin.
Rose Oil is:
- Rich in antioxidants like citronellol and geraniol and helps to improve the skin’s natural glow.
- Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial which allow it to fight against acne and also makes it anti-inflammatory.
- Moisturizing to the skin by enriching the skin with its beneficial properties.
- Minimizing to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and lessens the appearance of dark/age spots on the skin.
- Calming and is used in aromatherapy as a natural stress reliever. This reduces anxiety which contributes to overall better health.
However, all of these benefits come at a pricey cost.
Traditional, real, authentic Bulgarian Rose Oil has a high price tag because of the labor-intensive process used to extract the Oil from the Bulgarian Rose Petals. Each and every delicate rose needs to be hand-picked with care.
This means that a large amount of roses does not go a long way. Farmers need to grow thousands of Roses just to produce a small amount of this precious Oil.
These Rose Petals have a limited yearly supply, making them a highly demanded product all around the world. This makes Bulgarian Rose Oil the highest priced plant extract on earth! When purchasing a product that contains Bulgarian Rose Oil, you can be assured you are paying for the best quality available.
The Rose used to create the Bulgarian Rose Oil is one of the rarest flowers in the world, creating an Oil that is just as rare and valuable.
The benefits and the unique and extensive history make Bulgarian Rose Oil, without a doubt, the best Oil in the world.
Bulgarian Rose Oil is USDA-certified organic and is held to strict standards, assuring its quality. Fancy Farm Skincare uses only the best ingredients so that you can feel good about what you're putting on your skin. Both Tallow and Bulgarian Rose Oil are two of the best ingredients you can put on your skin, and complement each other in terms of scent and health benefit. Combining Bulgarian Rose Oil with Tallow creates a luxurious balm that provides long lasting nourishment, backed by the centuries of history and culture behind them.
So yes… Bulgarian Rose Oil isn’t cheap. But we promise you, it's worth it!