February 14, 2016 by bridgitgillis
Roses are known for their beauty and distinct scent. In addition to their pleasing aesthetic, roses provide some considerable health and anti-aging benefits. Rose water is filled with antioxidants and various vitamins, therefore, it can help prevent the signs of aging and nourish the skin. Rose water also has natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
If you have ever looked into rose essential oil, it is very expensive. Since many of us don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on rose oil, an alternative that has been used for centuries is rose water. Rose water is a byproduct from rose essential oil making. When the roses are distilled, it’s the water that is left behind. It’s possible to make your own, but it is fairly easy to find for sale.
Acne and facial care.
Rose as an herb is very cooling, soothing, anti-inflammatory, and astringent…the perfect recipe for those suffering from acne. Apply it to blemished areas for a calming effect. The best method is to spray it on directly.
Rose water is also quite antiseptic, so acne causing bacteria don’t stand a chance with regular use as a natural skin toner. It’s properties benefit sensitive, irritated, dry, and even oily skin complexions by controlling sebum production. Rose water even balances the skin’s PH levels and tightens pores making them appear smaller.
Skin abrasions and issues.
Rose water helps soothe sunburn, bug bites, and rashes. It naturally moisturizes, so it can be applied to dry skin and eczema.
Circulation and vein care.
Rose water soothes capillaries and helps improve circulation.
Rose water helps uplift mood is calming and grounding.
Makeup Setting Spray
Treatment for Skin abrasions and burns
Give Shine to Hair
Homemade Facial Products Additive
Homemade Foaming Hand Soap/Body Wash Additive (see recipe HERE)