The Benefits Of Rose Water
Rose water and rose oil are one of the oldest beauty treatments out there and were even used by Cleopatra. Rose water can resolve all your beauty-related issues, believe it or not! You can buy a bottle of it over the counter, but why spend money when you can make your own? Luckily we have got you covered!
1How to Make Rose Water
You will need freshly washed dried rose petals, 300 milliliters of hot, distilled water, two glass jars and a strainer.
First, put the dried petals into one of the jars before pouring hot water over the petals. It is very important that this water is distilled as this means it is bacteria-free. Then, put the lid back on and wait for the water to cool. Once it is, put the strainer on the empty jar and pour the contents of the first jar into it, the strainer will remove the rose petals to get a smooth solution.
If you decide to buy it from a shop whether its online or in store, make sure you are buying pure rose water and not a cosmetic product containing rose water as it may not necessarily have the same properties and therefore the same effects.
So, what can rose water do to change your beauty regime? You’ll see, there is not anything that rose water can not do!
2It’s A Make Up Remover!
Fed up of having stinging eyes after trying to remove that tough waterproof mascara? If you dampen a coton pad with rose water and a tiny bit of coconut oil, you have the ultimate make up remover! Not only does it remove your make up but it will freshen you up after a long day. Rose water is what makes make up wipes so pricey, yet you don’t need to spend that much to have the key ingredient.
3It’s An Amazing Skin Care Product!
Rose water is a must have if you have acne troubles, or even just for softening dry skin as it hydrates the skin naturally by maintaining its natural pH and reduces bacteria. It contains loads of vitamins such as A, B3, C, D and E, that your skin craves! Use it in the evening for it to remove all bacteria collected throughout the day. Mix rose water and mint juice and apply it to your acne to dry it up and gradually it will fade away. It also slows down the aging process, and prevents wrinkles so no need to buy all those expensive creams and lotions! It soothes the skin and enhances it, making you look radiant all-day long. A good idea is to put some in a spray bottle and spray it on your face during a hot summer’s day to keep you glowing.
Use it to make your own moisturizer – add olive or almond oil to the rose water and moisturize your skin, it will smoothen your skin. Apply it in dots over your skin before massaging them all together. Use it in the evening to seal in the skin’s moisture. Furthermore, this recipe can even be used on your lips to make your lips a natural pink and juicier and exfoliate them.
4Got A Bit Of Red Eye?
Put your rose water in the fridge for half an hour to keep it cool before putting a smidgen on your cotton pad and dabbing it gently around the red parts of your eyes. This is definitely a safer, and more soothing way of treating your puffy eyes or even to get rid of dirt or dust from your eyes. Apply it to your dark circles and you will instantly look less tired.
5The Number-One Hair Product
When you spray rose water into your hair, it can totally transform your dull hair into something worthy of a L’Oreal advert! You can use it to rinse your hair like a conditioner, or mix it with your shampoo, as it revitalizes your hair and makes it look nourished and luscious. It can reduce dandruff and other scalp problems such as inflammation and dead skin as well as strengthen the hair from the inside. It can easily treat your damaged, oily or frizzy hair – it is the one product that can be used for all hair types. Use it as a hair mist to protect your hair from heating products like your hairdryer or straighteners. If you want long, silky locks, rose water also improves growth of your hair.
6It’s A Natural Remedy!
It helps to soothe your period cramps and improves mood swings, as well as depression and anxiety due to its smell, well known as a de-stressor and as a mood enhancer. However, this is not its only use, relieve your headaches by applying rose water around your eyes, forehead and temples or use it as a compress and leave it on your forehead for 45 minutes. It is a natural remedy for skin and bladder infections thanks to its healing properties.
It can also reduce the size of sun burn marks due to its anti-inflammatory properties and heals wounds or post-workout redness when mixed with aloe. It’s powerful stuff!
7A Safe And Natural Dental Product
Rose water can cure gum problems as well as strengthen teeth thanks to its antioxidant properties. Also, the floral fragrance will make your breath smell fresh if you use it as a mouthwash. When you add it with water, it not only gives you amazing breath but protects your gums and strengthens loose teeth.
8An Aftershave? Seriously?
Unbelievable, right? Rose water is sometimes applied directly after shaving or waxing to protect and moisturize the skin, when it’s at its most fragile. It helps with any irritation and cools down the skin, as well as closing pores. You can use it straight on your legs, underarms and bikini area on its own or mix it with a bit of 100 proof vodka and a bit of rose oil to obtain a shop-quality aftershave. Plus, your skin will be super smooth and smell wonderful!
9It Smells Amazing!
Pour a small amount of rose water spray into your bath, or spray some on your clothes to keep yourself smelling sweet, people are bound to ask you what your new perfume is… don’t tell them your secret! A little splash every morning will make you feel ready, motivated and fresh for the day ahead!
As it is a de-stressor, spray it onto your sheets in the evening to wind down after a long day, it will help you fall to sleep. Plus, you will wake up feeling fresher than you ever did and more relaxed. You will be ready for whatever the day has in store for you!
Making your own bubble bath will not just leave you smelling like a goddess but your bathroom too! Mix 2 tablespoons of rose water with 1 cup of powdered milk, 1 cup of rice starch and 1 tablespoon of evening primrose oil before adding the mixture to running water. You will definitely want to stay in your bath for hours with its sensational smell!
10It Can Enhance Your Face Mask!
Add rose water instead of normal water to your face masks and prepare to be stunned as your face will be twice as smooth and the mask will be more effective.
You can make your own face masks with it as most of the pricey face masks contain this vital ingredient – to treat oily skin, mix rose water with fuller earth and leave the paste on your face for 20 minutes before rinsing. Do this two to three times a week and notice the difference immediately! So easy and quick to do!
11It Sets Your Make Up
Rumor has it that rose water makes a better make up fixer than Mac Fix Plus! It sets your make up and also gives you a more natural look if you are worried your foundation looks a bit too matte. It will give you a healthy glow and keep your make up in tact. Pixi Beauty use rose water and green tea in their make up fixer. For those who aren’t fans of using primers or aerosol fixers, try this out!
12It Evens Out Your Tan lines!
Have you had enough of wearing your favorite cut out top because it leaves you with the weirdest uneven tan lines? Just mix rose water with 2 grams of flour and a bit of lemon juice and leave the paste on the specific area for 15 minutes. It can get rid of undesired tan lines and gives you a clear complexion – what more could you want?
13It Can Help You Lose Weight Naturally!
Rose petals enhance your metabolism and clear toxins from your body. Eating rose petals helps you lose weight naturally, instead of using highly unadvised supplements or diet pills. You can make your own rose water “tea” by adding rose petals to a glass of boiling water until the water turns pink, then add a pinch of cinnamon powder and honey. Drinking this every morning also relieves stress and soothes digestion – all advantages!