Rose water has been used throughout history for its beauty and healing benefits, it has been used for thousands and thousands of years! Rose water is made by boiling the petals of a rose in water. Distilled water is a better option since it will keep the bacteria at bay. Bring water to a boil in a pot and add rose petals to it. Then, you reduce the water to a low setting to allow the rose petals to simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until they lose all of their color. Once they lose their color, let the mixture cool with the lid on. When the mixture is cool, store it in a glass container. A mason jar works well. Rose water can last up to six months once it is refrigerated.
Rose water has many great uses for your skin. If you suffer from skin redness, rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that will reduce the red and puffy appearance of your skin. Try placing rose water on a cotton ball and applying it to your clean face. You can also rinse your face with rose water after washing it with a cleanser.
If your skin feels dull after wearing makeup all day, you can spritz some rose water onto your face. If you suffer from dry skin, you can add rose water to your lotion to increase its moisture capabilities.
The scent of roses has been shown to have a calming effect on whoever smells the fragrant scent. You can add the rose water mixture to a small spray bottle. Spray this onto your wrists, neck, pillow, or bedding when you need a touch of calmness to your day.
You can add rose water to your conditioner to increase moisture. You can also spritz rose water onto your hair after the shower to seal your locks and tame frizzy hair.