Rosewater and rose essential oil have been used since ancient times as a beautifying technique in Ancient Egypt and Persia.
Cleopatra herself used rosewater as a part of her daily routine, because of it being loaded with antioxidants, tannins, flavonoids and essential vitamins, such as A, C, D, E and B3. Rosewater contains many healing, antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties while nourishing your body and leaving a long-lasting beautiful scent.
Rosewater can be applied topically on skin to slow the process of aging and keep the skin toned and healthy while providing the complexion a perfect glow.
Anyone who has chronically dry skin can solve the issue if they use rosewater on daily bases. In addition, we have to mention that rosewater is also quite beneficial for hair as well because it makes your hair stronger, shinier and also increases the blood flow in the scalp, which results in strengthened hair follicles.
On the other hand, rosewater can also be drank as a therapeutic tea which helps relieve any digestive problems, eye irritations, nervousness and also nourishes our body with vitamins and minerals.
Here below we give you the recipe of how to prepare your rosewater:
You will need the following ingredients:
- A large pot
- Petals from a bunch of roses
Directions for preparation:
First, you should wash the rose petals. After that, just boil two cups of water and pour it all over the rose petals. You should cover it with a lid and let them stay covered like that for about 30 minutes (until the rose petals lose their color).
Cool the water and strain the petals out. Once you have the rosewater prepared, you should pour it in a bottle and keep it refrigerated. As an extra tip, we would like to mention that you should choose rose petals which are not sprayed with insecticides and are organic, which means grown naturally without any chemical pollution nearby.
Amazing Uses of Rosewater
Natural Perfume- Why use body deodorants which are packed with chemicals? Instead of loading your body with some harmful ingredients you should better buy yourself jasmine oil, add it to your rosewater and there you’ve got the natural body spray which smells good and does good to your skin.
Sunburn Aid- To calm down the irritated skin, just rub some rosewater on the area that was sunburned and let it soothe the skin while at the same time healing it.
Makeup Remover – Great alternative would be to mix 1 ounce of rosewater with 1 ounce of jojoba oil in a small container, shake it well and use it as a natural makeup remover.
Treating Insect Bites- Dropping a little rosewater on the affected areas will help soothe the itching.
Natural Skin Toner- Any skin irritations and problems, such as- acne, wrinkles, pimples, redness or breakouts will be effectively treated.
Headaches- To relieve a chronic headache, you should soak a towel into rosewater and put it on your head.