Rose water may not be a household staple, especially when it comes to beverages, but it ought to be. This drink made from the petals of what is undoubtedly the most popular and well-known of flowers has been around from time immemorial. Aside from its pleasant and quite filling flavor and aroma, the cold infusion of roses has plenty of known health benefits. High in anti-oxidants like Vitamin C as well as Vitamins A, B3 (aka niacin), D and E, rose water can be used both externally—as is most often the case—as well as taken internally for your good health.
It has been used by many cultures, world-wide, for toning the skin, for its antiseptic qualities, for the hair, and of course, for its delightful scent. That last trait alone has also earmarked rose water for use in soothing ruffled temperaments, calming the nerves, digestive tract, and aiding in sleep. People have bathed in it, washed and rinsed their hair with this substance, and soaked tired feet in rose water. Why not, then, imbibe in such a beneficial gift of nature?
That, then, is what the company H2rOse has decided to promote. Their beverages, consisting of rose water blended with saffron—another healthy herbal material known throughout the ages, for such benefits as its effects on digestion, detoxifying, and other uses—as well as pure evaporated cane sugar, other natural substances and flavors, is marketed as a beverage rather than for external use. People may already, in many cases, be accustomed to use of rose petal and rose hip infusions, essential oils and tinctures for healing purposes, but it’s not common to see cold drinks containing rose as the main ingredient. Teas, to be certain, but not bottled drinks to compete with sports beverages or carbonated drinks, in the increasingly-competitive market for refreshment dollars.
Take, for one example, the Wild Berry flavor: this drink is labeled as a “Natural Rose Water Beverage with the power of Saffron”, to quote the front of the bottle. On the back, it lists the ingredients as purified water, evaporated cane sugar, pear juice (from concentrate), rose water, natural flavors, malic acid, fruit and vegetables (for color), and saffron powder. The amount of actual juice contained in one bottle of H2rOse is twenty per cent, in a twelve-ounce container. In the description of the product on one side, Michelangelo and Cleopatra—both of whom were historical figures well aware of what affects human beauty—are listed as having made use of rose water for its effects.
Recently, H2rOse exhibited their products at the Artisanal LA Spring Show in downtown Los Angeles. Free samples were given to the public, and bottles of the cold beverage were sold to go. The glass bottles (free of bisphenol-A, or BPA) are fully recyclable (with a five-cent CRV charge), and attractive enough that some consumers may even wish to reuse them for flower vases. The drink itself has an exquisite taste that is unlike the sickeningly sweet, obtrusive flavors that are commonly found in less natural popular beverages on the market. A delicate aroma, full-bodied flavor and healthy ingredients, all in one bottle, is what you will find in H2rOse. It would be quite easy to get hooked on such a drink, and your body will thank you for it.
Additionally, H2rOse contributes part of their proceeds to the following charitable causes: Aids Foundation, Breast Cancer Awareness, Autism, and Alzheimer’s Disease (according to their promotional materials). Their packaging is made from recycled materials. This company is acting responsibly both in their basic product and their practices in manufacturing it.
To find out more about this beverage and where to purchase H2rOse products, see this link: http://www.drinkh2rose.com/