I’ve admired their ancient beauty ever since I can remember and never knew until recently they possessed powerful anti-inflammatory & antibacterial properties, and that they are full of antioxidants; thus earning them a new role in my self-care routine.
Rose water is,
to put it simply. . . : remarkable.
And even more remarkably easy to make at home, especially if you have a rose bush in your garden. I knew after one use that it was special. After spritzing my face a few times my skin instantly felt a cooling, hydrating sensation. It leaves your face feeling moisturized and refreshed, and the best part is there’s only 1 harmless ingredient, so you can indulge any time you like without compromising your health. We must remember that our skin is our largest organ and what we put on it is absorbed into our bodies. Choosing organic products, and even better yet, making our own is truly the safest and best way to go. I digress 😉 ……..
Rose water has been used for thousands of years as a toner, brightner, mood~lifter, sleep aide, and anti-aging potion. Here are just a few of its renowned benefits:
~ Helps maintain skin’s pH balance and reduces excess oil, making it wonderful for acne prone skin.
~ Anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce redness in irritated skin, including eczema and dermatitis.
~ Adds shine and hydration to hair while promoting hair growth. Also known to treat dandruff and mild scalp inflammations.
~ Anti-bacterial properties help speed up healing of wounds, scars, and cuts.
The list does go on but those were a few of my favorite benefits.
Here is one of the roses I clipped off of our rose bush to use for my rose water. I had to use 3 to have enough petals to make 1 cup. Try and select freshly blossomed roses before 11 AM for the most potency.
Here is what I did to make my own small batch:
Materials I Used:
• 1 saucepan with a snug fitting lid
• 1 spray bottle (I recycled an Honest Company hand sanitizer bottle, just be sure to wash really well)
• 1 cup fresh rose petals
• distilled water (just enough to barely cover the roses in the pan)
- Pluck the petals from your roses and place them in a colander.
- Rinse petals using cool water.
- Place petals in the saucepan and pour distilled water over them, just until the water barely covers the petals (the more water, the less potent).
- Cover the petals with a snug fitting lid and set the burner to the lowest heat setting and allow the petals to infuse with the water for 20 minutes or until the petals turn nearly white and lose their color.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cooled off, strain your rose water and pour into your spray bottle. Keep refrigerated.
Voila! ~ refreshing & rejuvenating homemade Rose Water in a few quick and easy steps! I hope you enjoy yours as much as we do ours!
Love & light