Rose water holds the oldest and most stimulating health and beauty secrets in its delicate and intoxicating essence. It is used in India and Arabic countries as a basic remedy to rejuvenate skin, for religious ceremonies, and also for dishes. Its properties are countless as well, which is why we want to tell you how you can easily make delicate and amazing rose water for daily use on your skin.
General Benefits of Roses:
- – Digestive: including rose petals in your dishes helps cleanse your intestines and alleviate constipation. You can also put them in salads and even make a delicious rose tea.
- – Astringent properties: if you make an infusion, you can benefit from it if you have an eye inflammation and relief is immediate.
- – Respiratory properties: to cure flus and colds, it’s normal to use the rose bush fruit, which is the fruit that is still in the plant when the rose itself has dried. Boil them with their seeds, strain it, and drink two cups a day.
- – Skin properties: Thanks to rose water and its incredible properties, you can obtain huge benefits in skin healing, prevent skin aging, and cure any skin wounds.
Rose Water Properties
- – It is anti-inflammatory and a decongestant. Signs of fatigue from a long day are alleviated by this perfumed toner. If you use rose water in the morning, for example, you will see that the dark circles under your eyes will be reduced.
- – It relieves headaches. Use it by applying compresses or handkerchiefs that have been soaked in it to your forehead.
- – Its high content in Vitamin C is perfect for synthesizing collagen and protecting yourself against free radicals that cause aging.
- – It’s relaxing.
- – It smooths out dark spots, stretch marks, and wrinkles.
- – It prevents hair loss by improving blood flow and strengthening hair follicles.
- – Thanks to its B and E vitamins, tannin, and pectin, it is converted into an ideal toner for cleaning and firming up your skin.
- – Its antibacterial and healing properties make rose water an indispensable ally for sores, skin ulcers, and acne.
Making Rose Water
What do I need?
- A half kilogram of rose petals.
- A pan with a top.
- A half liter of distilled water.
- A glass bottle with an air-tight seal.
1. Start by picking the rose petals: normally pink and red roses have the best fragrance. You will have to pick a half kilogram, which is very important, and you may need to have someone else help you get the full amount. Also, if you are collecting the roses yourself, try to do it in the morning, which is when it has more properties.
2. Now fill the pan with a half liter of distilled water. Distilled water is always better to make these kind of skin toners for physical use. You will have no problems finding it in a supermarket. Once the pan is filled with a half liter of distilled water, add in the half kilo of rose petals, and set the stove to high.
3. This is the most important step. When you see it start to boil, lower the heat. The steam cannot escape because the steam is exactly what contains the essential oils of the roses, and what has the most properties. Once you have lowered the heat, keep it on for ten more minutes and then turn it off.
4. Leave it for another hour, as if it were an infusion and let sit. This is the most important part.
5. Once all the steam has lowered, put it through a filter so that only the rose water remains.
6. Next, put the water in a glass bottle, shut it tight, and leave it in the refrigerator. You can start to use the rose water the next day. The coolness of the rose water will serve as a perfect toner for your skin to clear it up, tone it, and heal it. It is a simple and very beneficial remedy.