There are many ways to use Rose Water. Many of us just use it as a toner or use it in DIY Recipes, without knowing why. This post is dedicated to the wonderful ingredient – Rose Water!
Getting Rose Water isn’t pricey and you can easily get a month’s supply for a dollar or less. However, isn’t it nice to do it at home and use fresh supply every other day? You know it is all natural and no chemicals are added! Right?
Wondering if the recipe is tough? Not at all! It is a very simple recipe and you will love the one that’s done at home.
Distilled Water – 2 Cups
Rose Petals – 1 Cup
Bring the distilled water to a boil.
In a bowl, add the rose petals and pour the boiling water over it.
Close and let it seep for about 30 minutes.
Filter into a clean and dry container.
Voila, your homemade Rose Water is ready for use. Yes, that’s all there is to preparing Rose Water!
You can prepare as much, or as less, as you want. Just make sure the ratio is 1:2 – rose: distilled water.
For best results, use Edward Roses, as they’re the most fragrant and offer best skin benefits. Edward Roses have a pleasant aroma and look good in mild pink.
They’re edible too. However, you can use any fragrant rose petals for preparing rosewater, if you don’t get Edward Roses.
This recipe holds good for ten days.
Ways to Use Rose Water
Skin Toner: Do you know Rose Water is a very good skin toner? If you use it right after a facial mask, the pores become smaller and your face isn’t dry. This is because it helps restore skin’s pH balance. Just dab a cotton ball with the homemade rosewater and use upward motion to wipe off your face. Whenever you wipe your face, use upward strokes to delay wrinkles and sagging skin. Don’t forget your neck!
Refreshing Spray: Tired at work, or stressed after a long day? Fill rosewater to a spray dispenser and use as a mist whenever you are tired and need pep! You can do this anytime and you can carry the spray for a quick rescue when outside. Make sure the dispenser you use is spill-proof.
De-stressing Bath: Add two cups of rosewater to your bathtub, or bucket and shower as usual. You can use warm or cold water, whatever you prefer. This will help de-stress after a tired day.
Make Up Remover: Do you know you can use rosewater as a makeup remover? Yes, it is a mild cleaner and works well for most makeup. Just like how you use it for toning, use a cotton ball to wipe off the makeup and refresh your skin.
Eye Soothe: Tired after a long day, or had to work late? Are your eyes tired and puffy as a result? Keep the rosewater in the refrigerator for few minutes and dab it on your eyes for welcome relief from puffy eyes. You can place a cotton ball dipped in rosewater on your eyes and relax for a minute or two, and let the rosewater do the magic.
For ages, women have used this wonderful ingredient as part of their skincare regimen for the many benefits it has to offer.
It makes your skin soft and gives it a subtle glow.
It is an anti-bacterial agent.
Do you know it is a natural anti-aging aid that helps delay or curb sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines?
It can revitalize, hydrate and moisturize skin.
It can soothe dry skin and helps with skin regeneration.
It heals scars, wounds and abrasions, besides aiding with skin rejuvenation.
It reduces skin blemishes naturally and evens out your skin tone.
Do you shave your underarms or bikini line? Use rosewater as an after-shave to soothe your skin and prevent infections.
Do you know you can use it a final rinse instead of a conditioner, to condition your hair?
It can soothe sunburnt skin and what not!
These are just a few ways to incorporate this ingredient in your skincare routine. Do try out the DIY version and let us know if you liked it. Don’t have time for DIY recipes? At Revitol, we have your skin problems covered and all our products are natural. What more can you ask for?