Rosewater has been a Persian beauty secret stretching as far back as 800 B.C.E. It’s subtle rose scented essence is used in everything from cooking, aroma therapy, cleaning, and beauty.
Rosewater is obtained through distilling rose petals. You can distill yourself or purchase commercially produced. If purchasing go for the natural rosewaters that contain only the two necessary ingredients – water and rose.
1. Pore-Reducing Facial Toner
Rosewater can be used as a natural skin toner. Rosewater helps to absorb excess oil from the skin and helps to retain moisture content and tighten pores.
How to Make Rosewater Toner:
1 1/4 cups of rose water
eight drops of glycerin
3/4 cup of witch hazel in a dark glass bottle
A dark glass bottle is important as you do not want light to affect the mixture. Shake the bottle well before use, and apply daily with cotton balls or swabs.
2. Hair Rinse
Use rosewater to soften and add shine to your hair. Follow up with your regular hair routine (shampoo and condition) with a few spritzes of rosewater as a leave in rinse.
3. Calming Sunburn Relief
Rosewater is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a great natural treatment for sunburn.
Sunburn Relief Treatment: Add rosewater with some aloe. Mix. Refrigerate. Apply.
4. Treatment for Acne
Rosewater is also used to treat acne and blackheads. Rosewater have anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. It is soothing to the skin and can help reduce swelling, redness, and irritation. Mix equal parts rose water and lemon juice and apply to the skin twice a week. For sensitive skin types, reduce or eliminate lemon juice.
5. Make Up Setting Spray
Ditch the expensive sprays! Use rosewater in a spray bottle to set your make up. Apply make up and let everything dry (liquid liner, mascara). Then finish off with a few mists of rosewater. Eliminates unnatural ashiness from powder and adds a youthful glow. Keeps your make up in place throughout the day.
6. Reduces Under Eye Puffiness and Bags
Use rosewater to eliminate bags and puffiness under your eyes. Rosewater has mild properties which gives freshness as well as whiteness to your eyes.
Bag Reducing Treatment: Dip cotton into rose water and put this cotton on your closed eyes. Leave then for 10 min. Then remove carefully and rinse you will see freshness and fairness if you will repeat this process 3 to 4 times in a week.