Rose water is a remedy I learnt from my grandmother and it is worth including it in our beauty routine.
Many commercial toners include rose water and as I love these things, I decided to produce at home my own version of rose water, a miracle for our skin, dry, normal or oily.[expand title=”” trigpos=”below” ]
What is it good for?
- Has disinfectant and anti-inflammatory properties that make it very good for treating acne in sensitive or irritated skin.
- Refreshes and calms the skin, with or without makeup. I like to have a bottle near my desk and sprinkle constantly throughout the day.
- Cleanses the skin. It may not be the most effective makeup remover, but a cotton pad well moisturized with rose water will refresh your skin instantly.
- Aromatherapy, relaxing.
- Helps the skin recover from acne scars.
- It is an ingredient that is present in many anti-aging products, so it’s wonderful to treat aging skin.
- It is a good tonic for the face because it reduces the size of the pores and restores the normal pH balance of the skin.
What do you need.
- Distilled water
- Rose petals – depends on the amount of water and of the container you are going to use.
- Essential oils (optional): rosemary, ginger, green tea, lavender, chamomile, bergamot etc.
- Spray bottle or glass recipient.
How to prepare it:
- Clean the rose petals make sure there isn’t any dirt or insects.
- Put them in a pot.
- Add the distilled water as they are covered up. You can decide how concentrated this rose water will be.
- Heat the water, but make sure it doesn’t reach boiling point.
- Then you can add some essential oils and increase the rose water’s natural benefits. 20 or 30 drops will be enough for 1 liter of rose water.
- Turn of the heat, cover the pot and let it chill.
- Once the roses have released their natural color, filter the water in a glass container (or in a spray bottle) and it is ready!
- To keep it always cool you can keep it in the refrigerator and use it for about 10-14 days.