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ISPARTA ROSE HISTORY
Turkish Rose has a very special place in the daily life of people. Rose, also known as Rosa damascena is a flower that collects the expression of love, beauty, love, and respect in the most beautiful way. The origin of the rose is East Asia. Although not certain, rose oil and rose water were first reported to be produced in Iran or India, and spread from here to Anatolia, Europe, North Africa, and East Asia.
According to fossil records, the presence of the rose on earth has at least 35 million years of history. The place and importance of the rose flowers in human history are based on a multicolored history of at least 5000 years.
The rose, which has reached other parts of the world by trade from its homeland, Central Asia, has been the subject of legends since ancient times due to its fragrance, medicinal value, and place in nutrition. It has become an indispensable flower for those who are after the fragrance. In fact, rose gardens were at least as important for Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans in ancient times as much as wheat fields and orchards.
ROSE PRODUCTION IN TURKEY
The first method in history to make rose scent permanent was maceration (a method of keeping rose flowers in suitable oils for a certain period of time) with oils used by civilizations such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, and China.
Then, the extraction with water method was discovered in 3500 BC. Later, in 50’s, the “catching the soul” method was discovered. With this method, products obtained by distillation have emerged and become rose water. In the last stage, it has been to collect the fragrant oil particles in this rose water to obtain the rose essence, which we call rose oil.
FEATURES OF ISPARTA ROSE
Oil rose (Rosa damascena Mill.) is located in the Rosaceae family. Rosa genus, from the Angiospermae (indoor seeds) subdivision of the Spermatophyta (seed plants) section of the plant kingdom. Approximately, 1350 Rosa (rose) species have been identified in the world. In Turkey, 24 rose flora species are registered, although the type used to obtain oil rose is Rosa damascena Mill.
Rosa damascena; Isparta Rose, Pink Oil Rose, Oil Rose, Gum Rose, and Damascus Rose, also known as pink, half-layered and strong-smelling, perennial, thorny, and high winter resistance plant.
Rosa damascena plants grow between 1.5-3 m. The trunk is cylindrical, full, brown, and multi-branched, and the branches are surrounded by numerous large and small hard thorns. The leaves are soft and covered with thin hairs, alternating knees, stems, and stipula (auricle), 5-7 folio.
The folio (leaflet) is 3-4 cm long, oval-shaped, with a simple toothed edge and the bottom faces are hairy. The flowers are slightly drooping, more or less dark pink. In monochromatic flowers, the inner petals are smaller than the outer ones and are in the form seen in a plant in the form of a blooming bush.
Calyx (sepals) consists of 5 multi-piece sepals (sepals) longer than corollo (petals). The corolla is multi-petaled, the petals (crown) are oval-shaped, and pale pink in color, and the bases are white-stained.
BENEFITS OF THE ROSE
Rose oil has come as a substance that is indispensable for women and then for women. In the treatment, the rose was used as a medicine in the world of traditional medicine. Rose, which is processed as rose water, rose paste and rose oil, writes in traditional medicine books, it is useful to help treat diseases such as headache, fever, fainting, stomach pain, and eye bleeding.
Gülbirlik: Oil rose (Rose Damescana) and rose oil production has been carried out in Isparta region for more than 100 years. With this feature, Isparta is called the “Land of Roses”. Evaluating the rose product of Isparta in the best way with the support and assistance of the state, Gülbirlik was established in 1954.
Gülbirlik currently has 6-unit cooperatives, 8000 producer partners, 7 units of rose oil plants, and 1 unit of rose confetti facilities installed in 5 different locations.
Gülbirlik by processing 360 tons per day of rose flower in existing plants, and performing the appropriate Turkish rose oil and rose production to world standards.
Turkey’s and the world’s largest producer and exporter organizations in this field. Gülbirlik brings economic and social well-being to our country with its foreign currency input, which has been consistently provided for more than 45 years, and to the local people by evaluating the product of the producer.
Gülbirlik, which still meets the rose oil and rose confetti needs of the leading companies of the world perfume and cosmetics industry, maintains and develops its position in this field. In addition, Gülbirlik started producing cosmetics at the beginning of 1998.
TURKISH ROSE PRODUCTS
Rose Essential Oil: Rose oil, one of the most important and expensive raw materials of the perfume and cosmetics industry, is produced by boiling pink oil roses by steam distillation method. Rose oil, which is in compliance with world standards. It is obtained from roses grown in Isparta and its region, located at an altitude of 1050 meters and more.
Roses, which are collected every year in May and June, ensure the production of superior-quality rose oil as a result of the contribution of weather conditions.
Rose Conchrette: It is a solid rose oil in the form of a dark cherry rotten color with a cream consistency. It is obtained by processing extremely fresh pink roses that have not undergone fermentation and have not spoiled their color and unique structure. It is used in absolute production, one of the raw materials of the perfume and cosmetics industry.
Rose Water: It is rose-scented natural water obtained as a result of mixing oily water (yeast). It is obtained during the production of rose oil with pure, clean, and hot water. Naturally produced rose water is filtered several times, filled in bottles and packaged, and offered for sale.
It is used as a flavor in some foodstuffs and desserts. Due to the naturalness of the rose water and does not contain harmful substances. It is used for body and make-up cleaning due to its nourishing and tightening properties of the skin.
Cosmetics: Hand and skin creams, hand and body lotion, and shampoos for different hair types are produced with formulations equivalent to the best quality products in the country. The products are put on the market after being subjected to quality and health checks in modern quality control laboratories. The range of products produced at the factories is intended to be further expanded in the near future.