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Hessian sack full of harvested rose flowers, Dades (Valley of Roses), Morocco

After picking for a few hours, the farmers take their harvest to be weighed at a local scale. The weighing scales are often located besides small boutique shops inside the villages, with communal water drinking cups for the workers to take a break. While some flowers will be dried for sale as decorative items and added to dried fragrant perfume mixes and teas, the main bulk of the harvest are used to make rose water and rose oil. High in essential vitamins like vitamin E, A, & B3, as well as being rich in anti-oxidants, flavonoids and tannins, rose water is thought to have have many natural healing properties and is mainly known for its benefits to skin care.

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Kelaat M'Gouna rose harvest
After picking for a few hours, the farmers take their harvest to be weighed at a local scale. The weighing scales are often located besides small boutique shops inside the villages, with communal water drinking cups for the workers to take a break. While some flowers will be dried for sale as decorative items and added to dried fragrant perfume mixes and teas, the main bulk of the harvest are used to make rose water and rose oil. High in essential vitamins like vitamin E, A, & B3, as well as being rich in anti-oxidants, flavonoids and tannins, rose water is thought to have have many natural healing properties and is mainly known for its benefits to skin care.