Organic Rosewater in Hand Blown Bottles
This special and rare rosewater is from an organic family run farm in the town of Kalaat M'Gouna in Morocco. Although the town is in the desert, it remains lush and green from the Draa River that flows through from the Atlas Mountains. The family's land is now referred to as the "valley of roses" and the flowers are harvested each May and steam distilled using the pure spring water from the Draa River. The hydrosol produced is certified organic by EcoCert, USDA Organic, and BIO by Agriculture Biologique.
The beautifully crafted bottle is hand blown by a revolutionary glassblowing studio in Oaxaca, Mexico, one of the most economically disadvantaged communities in the country. The studio has spent the last fifteen years perfecting not only their craft of glassblowing, but the sustainable and ecological way that they run their facility. Through much experimentation they've learned to create beauty from waste – they produce their own fuel and power their furnaces, glory holes, and annealing ovens using processed, used vegetable oil from local restaurants, methane gas produced on-site from a combination of cow and pig manure, and blood from a local butcher. Other equipment is solar powered and the glass itself is made from recycled bottles brought to the studio by waste pickers, restaurants, and locals because there are no municipal recycling programs in the area. During a typical week, 550 pounds of discarded glass is recycled and used to create beautiful, handmade vessels and home goods.