Cleopatra used it already in her beauty routine ages ago. If this legendary beauty queen had her routines with rose water, then that must really mean something.
Nowadays we have a preference for natural products and rose water is making it’s comeback within the beauty product range. So we should be wrong not to take advantage of this trend. Rose water is truly a miracle product that can change your daily rituals. It has lot’s of different virtues, regenerating and antibacterial, and it will allow you to get rid of numerous chemical and sometimes even dangerous skin products.
But what is rose water exactly and what are the benefits of rose water? Let’s dive into the wonders of this amazing beauty ally and learn about its benefits for body and mind!!
What is rose water?
Rose water is made by soaking rose petals in water, it is a distillate of essential rose oil which is produced out of rose petals. When searching for rose water, make sure to read the description on the bottle as often you will find additions to the natural product, even when they come from commercial brands. Be sure to choose the biological rose water, which consists of ….. pure rose water. nothing more and nothing less!
The rose that is most used for rose water is the Rosa x damascena, or Damask rose. These roses have a very fine fragrance and besides the rose water, they are also used for perfume and for cooking (their petals are edible)
What are the benefits of rose water?
Rose water has benefits for your skin, your hair, your „inner glow“, but did you know that rose water also helps against migraine? Here are 11 benefits for inside & out.
- Natural face cleaner
Rose water is a natural anti-bacterial product, it helps you keep your skin clean all day. Put some of it on a cotton pad and clean your face with it in the morning and in the evening. You will not be disappointed! If your skin normally tends to be greasy, you will be surprised to see that rose water closes your pores efficiently.
- Hydration ritual
Putting rose water on your face mornings and evenings will also hydrate your skin, some of its virtues are smoothing and revitalizing your skin. It will also make you look radiant and look younger. If you mix it with a little of argan, coconut or almond oil, you will have a perfectly natural make up remover.
- No more puffy eyes
If you wake up regularly with swollen eyes in the morning, rose water can do miracles for you! Soak two cotton pads in rose water and in the refrigerator for ten minutes. Put them on your eyes for then minutes, your eyes will get back to normal and your dark circles, if you had any, will disappear….you’re good to go!
- Anti-aging ally
Use rose water on your face and in your neck every day and your skin will stay young longer and you will slow down the appearance of wrinkles. Because of it’s antioxidants, the aging process will effectively be slowed down. It is also very efficient to use on stretch marks, you will see the difference when continuously using rose water as well.
- Glow effect
Before putting on your make up, spray a bit of rose water on your face, it will help the make up stay “put” and it will give a nice glowy look!
You can even glow from the inside! Add some rose water to your water, it will give it some more flavor of course, but it will also boost your immune system. You can add it to all the drinks you like, the vitamins and antioxidants will give you a glow from the inside out!
- Hair struggles
Mix some rose water with your shampoo or even when you use it pure, it can have a nice result on your hair. It makes your hair shine and felling soft. Another positive effect is the nice smell it gives to your hair.
If your skin or scalp is irritated or itchy, or if you’re having dandruff, rose water will help calm it down. Give yourself a hair mask from time to time, it is not only good for the health of your hair, but also for your blood circulation and hair follicles.
- Relax and unwind
Not only is it good for your skin, but rosewater has the same effect on your nerves. Add half a liter of rose water to your bath, the perfume and the softness will help you relax and enjoy. The effect is immediate: your will be more calm and you will feel the tension leave your body. Did you know that one of it’s virtues is that it reduces anxiety?
- After sun
You didn’t feel the sun burning, but after a day on the beach or at the swimming pool, your skin is suffering and irritated. It is important to take good care of your skin in this moment and rose water is particularly recommended, as it fights the harmful effects of the sun on your skin. Put some rose water in a spray and spray some on the parts of your body that have been (over) exposed to the sun. You will feel instant relief!
- Speeding up the healing process
Rose water is a good help in healing scars and injuries. Even very sensitive skin can be treated with it. When having acne problems, rose water is recommended to use as is it respectful for skin problems. It’s antibacterial and healing virtues are very efficient against mouth and skin ulcers.
- Easy on the migraine
in case you are suffering from minor migraines, you can soak a compress in rose water and put it on your forehead. Let is rest there for a moment and try to relax. When the migraine persists, you could then take a medicine against it or consult a doctor if necessary.
- Bye bye constipation
There are many solutions for constipation. A natural way to fight this could be with rose water. Add some of it to your dishes and your problems will be solved. You could also infuse it to make tea, this will also help against the problem.
Some more tips:
- to treat acne, you can mix 1 Ts of rose water with 1 Ts of lemon juice. Put this on a cotton pad and dabble the zones with acne. Leave it for about 30 minutes and wash your face afterwards.
- Been stung by an insect? Put some rose water on it and it will ease the pain instantly
- Mix some rose water with your favorite body lotion
- Spray some rose water on your pillow before going to bed, this really has a relaxing effect
- If your belly is all blown up after dinner, take some rose water
- If you put it in your water or another drinks, don’t use too much, it can be overwhelming in taste
I always have a spray of rose water within reach. Especially now during winter, when it is cold and we tend to be a little pale in our faces, rose water will boost your skin. It has so many and different benefits that I am a big fan of it. Not only is it relaxing, stress-reducing, anti-irritation or just for the perfume, but on top of that it is really affordable and natural.