8-12 roses (preferably organic if possible)
Gently simmer them in four cups of water for 1.5 hours. Do not boil.
Place them into a jar and let them cool with the petals.
Strain out the petals and pour the water into a glass bowl.
16 ounces of Rosewater,
10 Tablespoon of witch hazel
10-15 Drops of each oil:
Aloe Vera Gel
CBD Beauty Boost (optional)
Pour it into spray bottles. These make great gifts for ourselves and others.
WHY IS ROSEWATER SO GOOD?
Rose water is basically Mother Nature’s gift to skincare. This centuries-old beauty solution really is as simple as it sounds–just rose petals steeped in distilled water–but its anti-inflammatory properties, hydrating powers, and other beautifying skin benefits can’t be overstated.
Whether you’re brand new to rose water or you already use rose water on a daily basis, we’ve broken down the top benefits of rose water and the best ways to use rose water in your beauty routine, including a few of our favorite rose water products. So keep scrolling and get ready to smell the roses.
Ok, but other than smelling amazing, what are the skin benefits of rose water?
- Anti-Aging. Rose petals are packed with antioxidants that protect your skin from damage and fine lines caused by UV rays and pollution, making it a valuable addition to any anti-aging skincare routine.
- Cleansing. For oily skin types and acne-prone skin types, rose water is a natural astringent, meaning it works like a powerful facial toner to draw out excess oil that leads to breakouts.
- Soothing. Roses also have anti-inflammatory properties that can help balance the skin’s Ph, calm irritated skin, reduce puffiness and redness, and restore a healthy radiance to your complexion.
- Antibacterial. The chemical properties in rose petals help fight off any new infections, while also boosting your skin’s recovery time from any existing infections. That means your annoying breakouts clear up faster and don’t come back with a vengeance.
- Hydrating. The beauty of rose water spritzes is that they’re as moisturizing as they are lightweight.
How to add rose water in your beauty routine:
Toner is a staple of any skincare routine (if it’s not in yours, we recommend adding one.). For acne-prone and oily skin types, rose water toner helps clear away dead skin cells and impurities from your pores. For dry skin types, rose water hydrates your skin and improves your overall skin tone. We love But if you prefer to DIY, simply pour some homemade rose water into a spray bottle, spritz onto a cotton ball, and apply all over.
2. Makeup Remover
Rose water’s hydrating and antibacterial properties make it a no-brainer pick for a cleansing water, especially for irritated skin. Cleansing with rose water means restoring your skin’s moisture levels while also treating any skin redness and removing any dirt or makeup. Before you go to bed, simply dab on a cotton pad and swipe away at the day’s makeup.
3. Hydrating Mask
Face masks are deeply nourishing to begin with because they push hefty doses of active ingredients directly into your skin, so adding rose water only boosts their moisturizing skin benefits. combines nourishing, soothing, and revitalizing ingredients to instantly replenish dry skin.
Hate that tight, dry feeling some face washes give you post cleanse? We do too, which is why we’re obsessed with the rich, creamy AROMATICA Reviving Rose Infusion . It removes all the bad stuff while maintaining your skin’s moisture levels with a blend of nourishing berries and moisturizing rose water and aloe.
5. All-Over Hydrator
Rose-based moisturizing lotions not only lock in hydration but also brighten the appearance of dull, tired skin. leverages the power of roses’ natural antioxidants to protect and strengthen your body skin’s barrier and leave it feeling rose petal-smooth.
Does anything smell sweeter than a rose? Not only do roses smell amazing, but the smell of roses is also known to have calming, mood-boosting benefits. Apply some rose water-infused cream to any dry areas as a treat to both your skin and your senses.