Persian Rose Water

Fun Fact: Show your Hospitality with Rose Water

03.09.20 /

Fun Fact Time! We’ve all heard how Cleopatra used to take long luxurious baths in a tub full of rose water 🌹but did you know that it’s still being used in many customs and rituals around the world until today? For example, the Arabs, known for their traditional #hospitality, give visitors a warm and #royal welcome to their homes by washing their hands with rose water which are poured from elaborately carved out vessels. After a scrumptious meal, they again would wash their visitors’ hands with rose water to remove any lingering smell of food. Talk about a VIP treatment! More persian rose water fun facts here.

Arabs traditional hospitality

Image Credit: Silver Roses by museum.razavi.ir

Parya Zaghand

While I think of myself as an Aussie, I’m also proud as punch of my Iranian heritage. So much so, in 2013, I created a business built around the mouth-watering delicacies of Persia; bringing you flavours of the real Iran. I wanted to create a space at the table for the golden-petaled spice: Persian Saffron.