So what exactly is Rose Water?
Rose water is is usually comprised of real/fresh rose petals being steeped in hot water, purified or distilled. Really, that's all you need. However, there are many different things that can be added. Such as, essential oils and other oils which can be jojoba, olive, almond etc. These are added as extra moisturizer. These oils however, are solely up to you and are not mandatory and will not take away from the overall effect. We do believe that adding essential oils is a good idea, although be selective in the ones you choose. Essential oils react to and on everyone's skin differently but, are beneficial and do have healing properties which make them an excellent addition. We will talk a little bit more about that later. We do not recommend, however, fragrant or concentrated oils. These are made of synthetic properties that you may not want to spray around your eyes, nose and mouth, but hey, there are so many things that contain synthetic ingredients out there that do touch our faces on a daily basis, its really up to you.
Now, back to the topic at hand. Again, what is rose water??
Well first and foremost rose water is AWESOME!!!
Most importantly rose water helps to keep your skins PH balance maintained and helps to control excess oil. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that helps to reduce redness, skin irritation, blotchiness and can help to reduce acne, dermatitis and eczema. Its a great cleanser that helps to remove oil and dirt and unclog pores. Rose water gives you a refreshed look, and can be misted onto your face anytime you need a "pick me up" through out the day. You can also use it to set your make up to give extra hydration before you put on your foundation. Perfect also, as a refresher after a long day at the beach. The sun dries skin and hair out. Salt water can also damage hair as well. So, mist rose water on body and hair afterward. It also acts as an astringent. This means that it has the possibility and properties to heal scars, cuts and wounds. It can strengthen skin cells, regenerate skin tissues, reduce aging skin, reduce fine lines, keep wrinkles at bay, and tone skin. Its also great for your hair. Yes, your hair! Because of its nourishing properties and moisturizing properties, its perfect for revitalizing and enhancing the quality of your hair. Acting as a natural conditioner, it is known to help with mild scalp inflammation and to get rid of dandruff.
Now back to essential oils. The most common and obvious that is used for rose water is of course rose essential oil. The aroma of roses is a powerful one and a great mood enhancer. The aroma of roses is said to relieve anxiety and help with overall emotional well being, helping you to relax. The scent of rose on your pillow after a long day also helps you sleep better, getting a good nights sleep. However you can add whatever essential oils you like to your rose water.
So as you see, rose water can be sprayed on your face, body, hair and bedding. Has tons of healing and rejuvenating properties. Is really good for you and smells good too! Now who would not want all of these things?!!
What are your thoughts on rose water? Do you use it? How? Sound off in the comment section below!
Disclaimer: Please always read ingredients, test in small areas and do not use if you have any allergies to any of the ingredients listed.