Homemade Rose Water
I love Rose water and use it every day in my skincare routine, Rose water has many great benefits and its a simple recipe for longterm health effects. Simple to make and if you don't have time you can find it in any local health shop. Here is a list of many good things about this natural beauty;
1. Rosewater helps maintain the skin's pH balance, and also controls excess oil.
2. Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the redness of irritated skin, get rid of acne, dermatitis and eczema. It is a great cleanser and aids in removing oil and dirt accumulated in clogged pores.
3. Rose water helps hydrate, revitalise and moisturise the skin giving it with that refreshed look.
4. Due to its antibacterial properties, rose water also aids in healing scars, cuts and wounds.
5. The antioxidant properties of rose water help to strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues.
6. Due to the astringent like properties it possesses, rose water helps clean pores and tone the skin. Applying rose water after steaming tightens capillaries, reduces redness and blotchiness.
7. The aroma of roses is said to be a powerful mood enhancer. It rids you of feelings of anxiety and promotes emotional well-being, thereby making you feel more relaxed.
8. The nourishing and moisturising properties of rose water enhance the quality of hair. It is known to treat mild scalp inflammations and get rid of dandruff. Rosewater works wonders as a natural conditioner and revitaliseshair growth.
9. The scent of rose water on your pillow also helps you sleep better after a long day, making you wake up refreshed.
10. It also helps aging skin, keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay.
Here is how you can make your own!
The petals must be freshly picked. Pesticides or chemicals should not be used while growing them, which is why it makes sense to use roses that you have grown yourself. Pick flowers two to three hours after sunrise when the morning dew has evaporated. Use only petals, not the stem and leaves. Wash thoroughly to remove bugs and dirt particles.
Place the rose petals in a large pot of distilled water.
Add just enough water to cover the petals. Too much water will give you very diluted rose water. Cover the pot with a lid and simmer on a low flame. The water should be steaming hot not boiling hot. Allow the water to steam until the petals have lost their colour and the water has taken on the colour of the rose petals. You will see the rose oil floating on the surface. Strain the water and collect in a container, and you now have beautiful rosewater to use as a daily toner, perfume, refreshing spritzer. Perfect!