Zahra Rosewatwe Company

Zahra Rosewater Co. specializes in the
cultivation and harvesting of Rosa damascena, distilling premium quality rose
products in its own distillation plant. Rosa damascena, also known as Damask
rose, is renowned not only for its fine fragrance, but also for its healing

The plant contains several components
such as terpenes, glycosides, flavonoids, and anthocyanins that have beneficial
effects on human health. The 10th century Persian physician,
alchemist and philosopher Avicenna (Ibn Sina) chose Damascene rose as his first
plant to distill for medical purposes. Iran’s rich heritage of rose cultivation
and distillation and our company’s 40 years of expertise are present in each
step we take to produce the finest grade rose products, from growing,
harvesting to processing. Our Damascene roses are cultivated mainly in the
Lalehzar Mountains surrounded by dry deserts at an exceptionally high elevation
of up to 2,700 m above sea level. The climatic conditions found at this
altitude are highly favorable for aromatic oil yielding plants and for
distillation. Distilling at high altitude allows for lower temperatures and
lower pressure for distillation of the aromatic oil, which in turn helps to
retain the volatile phytochemicals and aroma compounds in the end product.

Our rose products are exported to
numerous countries around the globe. Zahra Rosewater Company’s customers
include the most-respected international brands in natural & organic
cosmetics, personal care products, food and organic ingredient trading.


Our high-quality rosewater is obtained via a single
distillation of fresh Damascene rose petals collected by hand before sunrise at
the peak of fragrance. To ensure maximum level of aromatic molecules and active
ingredients we distill 1kg to 1.5 kg of fresh rose petals to obtain 1 litre of

Rose Oil

Our rose oil is the essential
oil derived from the distillation of fresh petals of Damascene roses. We use
approximately 4.000 kilograms of roses, handpicked before sunrise, to produce
just one kilo of pure rose oil in a labour-intensive process. The specific
geographical conditions of our rose growing region and the company’s high level
of expertise make Zahra Rosewater Company’s rose oils unique.

First Rose Oil

During distillation of rose
petals a large amount of oil is absorbed into the distillation water. The rose
oil separated from this oily water is our First rose oil (“direct oil”). This
concentrated oil with a strong rosy fragrance (not alcohol soluble) is in high
demand by manufacturers of high-end skin care products.

Complete Rose Oil

Through repeated distillation
(cohobation) of the oily distillation water we extract our alcohol soluble rose
oil (“indirect oil”). The “direct” and “indirect” rose oils combined make the “complete
rose oil” that can be used in skin care products as well as by perfume makers
and in the pharmaceutical industry.

Rose Phenylethyl Alcohol

Our Phenylethyl Alcohol, a
water-soluble constituent of rose oil with a pleasant floral odour is recovered
from the residual water of the cohobation process. The substance has
antimicrobial properties and is a common ingredient in flavors, personal care
products and perfumery.

Dried Roses

Our range of organic Damask rose
products includes naturally air-dried rose buds and rose petals. The sweetly
fragranced dried roses are used for the production of extracts and tinctures,
in herbal teas, in salads, as a spice ingredient, crystallized for
confectionary, or in jams. Dried roses are also used in potpourri, for herbal
wraps and for decoration purposes.

Herbal and aromatic waters

Alfalfa water (Medicago sativa)

Alhaghi water (Alhagi persarum)

Anis seed water (Pimpinella anisum)

Cat thyme water (Teucrium persicum)

Chicory water (Chicorium intybus)

Dill water (Anethum graveolens)

Dog-rose water (Rosa canina)

Durcosia water (Ducrosia anethifolia)

Egyptian willow water (Salix aegyptica)

Fumitory water (Fumaria)

Mint water (Mentha spicata var. crispa)

Orange blossom water (Citrus x aurantium)

Willow water (Salix)

Yarrow water (Achillea Millifolium)

Essential oils

Tarragon oil (Artemisia dracunculus)

Ducrosia oil (Ducrosia anethifolia)

Mint oil (Mentha spicata Var. crispa)


Organic Certification

Zahra Rosewater Co. takes great pride in being Iran’s first ever
company to receive an organic certification from a leading certification
organization for organic food and farming (from the British Soil Association in
1999). Since November 2018, our company can claim official recognition of its
quality standards having received organic certification from France’s Ecocert,
one of the world most-renowned inspection and certification bodies, specialized
in the certification of organic agricultural products. Our annually inspected
rose farms and rose products currently bear Ecocert’s seal of approval. Now we
have certification from COntrol Union.      


Control Union

Halal Certification

All our herbal and floral products are Halal certified by the
Islamic Chamber Research & Information Center (ICRIC). The certified status
of these products provides assurance that every ingredient used in these
products come from Halal origin.










Head Office in Kerman

  • Sharghi 2. Emam 2
    Emam Street. Kerman – Iran
    postal code: 7613817644
  • Tel.: +9834 322 202 58
  • Fax: +9834 322 258 76
  • Email:

Tehran Office

  • Tel: +9821 667 299 10
  • Fax: +9821 667 299 20

International office

  • Eichengrund 30
    22589 Hamburg
  • Tel: +494087083361
  • Fax: +494087083371
  • Email:



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