A small town famous for roses. It takes its name from M’Goun Mountain. It is the centre of rose production in Morocco that’s why you will smell the scents while you are approaching it some 50 Km from Skoura. It’s -Kelaa M’Gouna-.
In the late spring, Kelaa M’Gouna is a magical place covered with roses. Once you are there, you can’t miss the bottles of local rose water in every local establishment. The festival of an annual three-day takes place in the first week of May. Morocco’s Rose Festival occupies the souk area of El Kelaa M’Gouna. During this time, travellers come from all over to attend the festivities where a Rose Queen is elected to reign over the year’s scented crop. The factories in El Kelaa Des Mgouna produce 3000-4000 petals a year.
Nowhere else in the world has the same rose water like Kelaa M’Gouna, but What makes Kelaa M’Gouna’s rose water so special?
Kelaa M’Gouna’s rose water is 100% natural and pure. You’ll find the water is so sweet smelling that just a waft of it will make you feel years younger. For centuries, women in Morocco use rose water for anti-aging and moisturising benefits.
Rose water in Morocco is not expensive, but it is better to buy it from the region or from women who traditionally make it in their houses.
Here are some benefits of rose water:
*Moisturising: It is used to treat skin infections including dry, scaly skin, oily skin, skin inflammation, dermatitis and eczema.
*Insect bites: Apply rose water to insect bites like a mosquito bite, and it will reduce the inflammation.
*Eye Fatigue: To relieve eye pain or fatigue, gently dip a cloth in rosewater and place it on your eyelids for a soothing feeling that helps cool your eyes.
*Perfume: Rose water is known for its beautiful and unique scent and is a prized ingredient in shampoos, soaps and air fresheners.
*Hair Care: Hair care products and shampoos may use rose water as an essential ingredient. It is soothing as well as nourishing to the scalp. Rose water strengthens the root hairs, promotes hair growth and revitalises the scalp thereby enabling smooth blood flow to the scalp. It can be used as a natural hair spray – containing no artificial ingredients and preventing excessive hair loss. Rose water can act as an excellent hair conditioner, keeping your hair free from split ends and dry.
Rose water can be used for different reasons as well.