Our ingredients

All ingredients in Dr. Hauschka products have a function and a purpose. Careful thought goes into the selection and sourcing of the raw materials as well as the way in which the individual ingredients are combined to form complete Dr. Hauschka products. And our ingredients always adhere to the highest quality standards.

Rose

Rose

Raw material profile

Over 20,000 varieties; countless colors from yellow to orange to white, pink, and red; single and double flowers; bushes, vines and trees. The range of rose (Rosa spp.) varieties is seemingly endless.More

Ingredients in Rose Nurturing Body Cream

Four rose preparations take effect in Rose Nurturing Body Cream. Rose wax, rose essential oil and extracts of wild rose hips and rose petals harmonize the skin. They form the heart of this balancing Body Cream, offering warmth and serenity by enveloping the senses in a wondrous fragrance of roses based on a rich woodiness. The creamy-yet-rich formulation supports and fortifies the skin’s natural protective abilities. Shea butter from an organic cultivation project initiated by Dr. Hauschka in Burkina Faso joins forces with almond and jojoba oils to provide intensive skin care for velvety soft skin.

Why is rose used as an ingredient in Dr. Hauschka products?

While it may not be obvious, a rose expresses itself with qualities that contrast and contradict one another. A rose is strong but soft; resistant and thorny but tender; upright yet enticing, and with a fragrance that can be sweet yet bitter. It invites us in with its fragrance and contracts with its abundance of astringent tannins.More

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Rose
Shea butter
Shea butter
Almond oil
Almond oil
Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil
Rose Nurturing Body Cream

Rose Nurturing Body Cream

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All Rose Nurturing Body Cream ingredients
Water (Aqua), Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Alcohol, Glycerin, Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lysolecithin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hectorite, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Wax, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citral*, Coumarin*, Eugenol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Farnesol*, Benzyl Salicylate*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Lecithin, Propolis Wax, Xanthan Gum.

*component of natural essential oils

It’s not enough just to say: it contains rose. It’s also about the ‘how.’ Sometimes we use rose essential oil, sometimes extracts of the fruits. At other times we choose rose water or even an extract obtained from the petals. Just as you can eat a carrot raw or stew, boil or roast it to unlock its secrets, the way in which a plant is prepared is extremely important. The decisive factor is always what it will do within the final product for people.

Annette Greco
Head of Product Development

Origin, cultivation and processing

For Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products, we use rose extracts that have been prepared in several ways: rose essential oil, rose water, rose wax, oil extracts from dried rose petals, aqueous, rhythmitised extracts from fresh rose petals and extracts of wild rose fruits (rose hips).More

Rose - Dr.Hauschka

The word “rose” is thought to come from the Indo-Germanic word vrod or vrad, the meaning of which is retained in Sanskrit as vrad = tender. Almost all of the world’s languages have a word for rose; it is only absent in the language of the Inuits.

Rose - Dr.Hauschka

The rose became a symbol for love, beauty and grace over two thousand years ago. In Ancient Greece, it also signified a great lust for life. This wondrous creation seemed to be so unearthly that in many cultures it was seen as a gift from the gods, particularly those of love and fertility.

Rose - Dr.Hauschka

The rose is also the flower of wisdom and a clear mind. Sub rosa dictum: the dictum under the rose was the stock phrase of secret societies such as the Rosicrucians and the Freemasons, which adopted the white rose as their symbol and hung it over their table as a stuccoed rose. A promise made under the rose was deemed to be completely confidential.

Rose - Dr.Hauschka

The rose’s golden age as a healing plant came with the Apothecary’s rose (Rosa gallica) in the 13th century in Provins near Paris, where it arrived from Damascus. For almost 600 years, Provins was the center of medicinal rose cultivation. Medicines made from roses were sent from Provins to people all over the world.

Rose

Raw material profile

Over 20,000 varieties; countless colors from yellow to orange to white, pink, and red; single and double flowers; bushes, vines and trees. The range of rose (Rosa spp.) varieties is seemingly endless. Its wild, bushy forms originate in Asia and are thought to have spread from Persia and Babylon via Egypt to Greece and Italy. Despite the many differences in variety, roses have one thing in common: the five-fold symmetry of their flowers. In other words, each flower head has five petals or a number of petals that is divisible by five. Within the flower, each of the five petals has its own unique form. Even the five green base leaves that cup the blossom petals differ from one another. Rose hips develop from the rose petals. As the fruits of the rose, their form is as diverse as that of the petals. A further similarity between roses is their thorns, which are classed as prickles from a botanical perspective. Unlike thorns, which are created through the transformation of stems or leaves and grow as a fused part of the plant, prickles can be easily detached. The original rose varieties firmly embed themselves in the ground with their deep roots. Some hybrid tea roses lack this strong root system and are therefore grafted to the roots of a dog rose.

The value of a rose extends well beyond its beauty. Rose petals contain essential oil, tannins, nectar, lipids, wax and resin, among other things. With the aid of distillation, both rose water and rose essential oil can be obtained from rose petals. Rose oil has been shown to contain more than 400 individual constituents. Due to its complexity, the natural scent of a rose cannot be 100% synthetically replicated. In aromatherapy, rose essential oil is celebrated for its relaxant, de-stressing and mood-lifting qualities. The wax extracted from rose petals has a very fine and silky consistency. Rose hips contain fortifying components such as vitamin C, plant acids and pectins.

Rose
Rose

Origin, cultivation and processing

For Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products, we use rose extracts that have been prepared in several different ways: essential rose oil, rose water, rose wax, oil extracts from dried rose petals, aqueous, rhythmitised extracts from fresh rose petals and extracts of wild rose fruits (rose hips).

We procure rose essential oil from our independent partners in Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Bulgaria and Turkey. The oil comes from Damask rose petals via steam distillation. It takes approximately 2.5 acres of roses to obtain a single kilogram (35 oz) of the valuable oil, which is used in many Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products. Our partners grow the roses using certified organic or biodynamic cultivation methods. Our agricultural consultants regularly visit the countries to offer on-going support. We offer grants to new partners who are just starting out in rose cultivation for the purchase of rose cuttings or the construction of distilleries. This is in line with our commitment to high quality ingredients and products. As we use raw materials obtained from biodynamic or certified organic cultivation, whenever possible, we also believe it is very important to establish new, independent raw material partnerships. With the aid of our support and guaranteed purchase prices, new jobs and better living standards are created locally. In Afghanistan, for example, the cultivation of roses offers people an alternative to growing opium poppies.

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Ethiopia

Rose essential oil from biodynamic roses comes from a farm at an altitude of 9,500 feet. This is the first African rose oil from south of the Sahara.
Learn more about rose cultivation in Ethiopia

Afghanistan

Certified organic rose essential oil is produced by a community organized as a corporate foundation. The project was initiated, and for many years supported, by the World Hunger Organization with the aim of offering an alternative to the cultivation of opium poppies.
Learn more about rose cultivation in Afghanistan

Turkey

We obtain rose essential oil of organic and biodynamic quality as well as rose water and rose wax from Turkey. We have worked with a cooperative in the southwest region of the country for more than 20 years.

Bulgaria

We obtain organically certified rose essential oil from several small producers in the Rose Valley, which has a century-old tradition of rose oil production.

Germany

The rose hips from the dog rose (Rosa canina) come from various sources including our own biodynamic farm, the Sonnenhof.

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Why is rose used as an ingredient in Dr. Hauschka products?

While it may not be obvious, a rose expresses itself with qualities that contrast and contradict one another. A rose is strong but soft; resistant and thorny but tender; upright yet enticing, and with a fragrance that can be sweet yet bitter. It invites us in with its fragrance and contracts with its abundance of astringent tannins. And yet, the rose is a symbol of the purest harmony. It has the strength to bring together its contrasting elements and create complete strength of expression. It shares this strength with man. The manner in which the rose is processed highlights these different aspects: the essential oil sends us on a journey full of dreams, inspiring feelings of confidence and strength. The warm oil extract with almond oil accentuates the rose’s soothing, rich and protective qualities. Aqueous preparations are dominated by the rose’s fortifying and harmonizing abilities.