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Title: Rose buds
Post by: lujos on March 10, 2010, 06:56:23 PM
hi all

Just came back from a trip to Morocco - did you know that most of the high quality rose eo comes from there ? I read on the web that at harvest time, French perfumiers come down en masse, set up their distilling machines, and distill the rose on the spot. Then take most of it back to France to sell at v v high prices!

Anyway, that was just something I found interesting.

While in Morocco, I bought 2 kilos of rose buds (not petals). I was considering selling some of these on, at reasonable prices, if anyone is interested. If not, I'll keep them!

Let me know if you are interested. If anyone wants a photo, I can set my hubbie on it!


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: EJ on March 10, 2010, 07:07:42 PM
Ooo - something nice for the top of a potpourri!

Certainly interested here.


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: Eire on March 10, 2010, 07:10:02 PM
Interested here too, Lujos.

Eire


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: lujos on March 10, 2010, 07:11:04 PM
Interested here too, Lujos.

Eire

OK - I'll post a photo tomorrow and come up with some prices. Thanks for the interest!


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: kevie192 on March 10, 2010, 08:09:32 PM
I'm definitely interested too! :)


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: zuriua on March 10, 2010, 09:44:49 PM
Me too   :buttrf:


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: Karen M on March 10, 2010, 09:47:00 PM
Absolutely interested - I use rose buds on my soaps  :buttrf:

Karen M
X


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: EJ on March 10, 2010, 11:32:11 PM
Careful Lujos - you won't have any left for yourself!


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: lujos on March 11, 2010, 07:17:20 PM
Careful Lujos - you won't have any left for yourself!

LOL - nice to see the interest!

Sorry I didn't get photos or prices up today. My husband the photographer was fussing around with his new media server all day, so my rose buds didn't get a look in!

Will post them tomorrow, I hope!


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: Eire on March 11, 2010, 07:34:45 PM
No worries Lujos, whenever you have time. It's very good of you to offer.

Eire


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: Michelle on March 11, 2010, 10:37:34 PM
mmmmmm :buttrf:


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: lujos on March 22, 2010, 07:36:59 PM
Well, guys, FINALLY!!! Here are a couple of pictures of the rose buds in question! They are not picture perfect, as you can see, but they seem really nice quality and still very much have a strong rose scent.



Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: Honey on March 22, 2010, 07:40:48 PM
They are so pretty!! The purple is wonderful.  Had you worked out a price?


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: Eire on March 22, 2010, 07:42:24 PM
Honey beat me to it. :D

Eire


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: lujos on March 22, 2010, 07:48:23 PM
As you can see, it's a combination of (some) rose petals and (mostly) rosebuds.

I've looked at prices elsewhere. They seem to go for about 100 g @ £3.00 + VAT for petals, and 100 g @ £4.80 +VAT for rosebuds.

So here's the deal.

Minimum order 250 grams.
I will sell up to a kilo, but when my 'spare'  kilo is gone, that's it.
Price will be £7.50 for 250 grams. No VAT.
Shipping from Spain not included (but they are light!)

If you're interested let me know! And if interest is high, I can buy more next time we pop over to Tangier!


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: lujos on March 22, 2010, 08:28:10 PM
As you can see, it's a combination of (some) rose petals and (mostly) rosebuds.

I've looked at prices elsewhere. They seem to go for about 100 g @ £3.00 + VAT for petals, and 100 g @ £4.80 +VAT for rosebuds.

So here's the deal.

Minimum order 250 grams.
I will sell up to a kilo, but when my 'spare'  kilo is gone, that's it.
Price will be £7.50 for 250 grams. No VAT.
Shipping from Spain not included (but they are light!)

If you're interested let me know! And if interest is high, I can buy more next time we pop over to Tangier!

Guys, let me know if you think the price is out of line. I'm not trying to get rich.


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: lujos on March 23, 2010, 05:18:01 PM
OK, I'm guessing that the postage price is worrying you!

The postage for 500 g from Spain to the UK is £10.80 not signed for, and £13.10 signed for.

So the "unsigned for" cost is still less than it would be to buy rosebuds from, say, SK. Plus you don't have to pay VAT.

No problems if it is too high for you, I'm sure I will eventually use it all myself!

FYI - I made my first batch of "True Rose" soap today, containing crushed rose petals put into the "mix", and 20 grams of rosebuds on the top. Plus 30 ml of rose essential oil (also purchased in Morocco).

It smells and looks divine - will post photos when we cut it.


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: lujos on March 26, 2010, 05:28:49 PM
Interested here too, Lujos.

Eire

OK - I'll post a photo tomorrow and come up with some prices. Thanks for the interest!

...and here are the pics!


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: Honey on March 26, 2010, 05:35:19 PM
I haven't, as yet, explored botanics but they are really pretty rosebuds indeed - and fab soap too.


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: lujos on March 26, 2010, 05:40:25 PM
I haven't, as yet, explored botanics but they are really pretty rosebuds indeed - and fab soap too.

Thanks! I love using botanicals - have now tried lavender heads, chamomile and roses!


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: Eire on March 26, 2010, 05:50:04 PM
They are beautiful, lujos. I love botanicals too.

Eire


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: lujos on March 26, 2010, 05:54:44 PM
They are beautiful, lujos. I love botanicals too.

Eire

Thank you! I have to give my husband credit for the photos, he does all my product photos!


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: madpiano on March 26, 2010, 06:33:51 PM
I am working with someone from Morocco at the moment and he told me that most of the rose EO comes from there. I will have to ask him what time of year the harvest is, would eb lovely to see Morocco blooming in roses...


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: kevie192 on March 26, 2010, 08:30:42 PM
Lovely soap and lovely looking buds there! Do they not go brown in soap?

Kevin x


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: lujos on March 27, 2010, 01:03:59 AM
Lovely soap and lovely looking buds there! Do they not go brown in soap?

Kevin x

The macerated rose petals do, a bit. But it still looks pretty cool,even after curing


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: Avril on March 27, 2010, 07:34:23 AM
Wow , that works out to be an expensive soap with all those rose ingredieints!!!!! :buttrf:


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: lujos on March 27, 2010, 10:37:40 AM
Wow , that works out to be an expensive soap with all those rose ingredieints!!!!! :buttrf:

True! I am marketing it as our luxury soap, and will sell it for £3.50/bar. Let's hope people are interested!


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: samantha on March 29, 2010, 10:41:55 PM
Soap looks beautiful  :buttrf:


Title: Re: Rose buds
Post by: Eire on March 29, 2010, 11:16:34 PM
lujos, how long did you macerate them for? Do you think any of the aroma would hold with adding the macerated oil after cook in HP?

Eire