Rose water is derived from ‘Rosa damascene’ or the Damask Rose. It’s been used for centuries in beauty and wellness regimes.
It’s believed that Cleopatra used to bathe in milk with added rose petals to enhance her famous goddess-like beauty further. We’ve come up with an article about all the benefits of this fragrant petal extract, and want to share these surprising uses.
Here’s how you can blossom when you use it every day.
Rose water can soothe irritated skin. The antibacterial properties of this mildly sweet-smelling water can treat acne.
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nature brings relief from eczema and dry, itchy skin conditions, and can reduce redness or puffiness.
For a full-body treatment, add a few drops to your bath. This will leave you with a silky soft well-hydrated complexion and a long-lasting fragrant feeling.
Rose water can help hydrate your hair. A few droplets into your shampoo and conditioner is all you’ll need. Your hair will not only smell great, but it will also have a healthy shine.
Think of it as a mild natural fragrance that you’re carrying around like a crown, and will also maintain the pH Balance of your locks.
It doesn’t contain chemicals and is safe to use on even the most sensitive skin. Massage it into your scalp for best results to give your hair a healthy boost.
Mood and Sleep
It’s said to contain calming properties, and rose water can be used when you feel anxious or down. Drink some to settle your nerves when you feel frazzled or exhausted.
Why not spritz a bit of this lovely scent onto your pillow before bed? You’ll relax and soon doze off. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed from a good night’s sleep with no stress and an improved mood to face the day.
Rose water has several health benefits. It contains vitamins A, B, C, and E, so is a great immune booster. You can use it as an alternative to mouthwash to bring relief from a scratchy or sore throat.
As a de-stressor, it’s often used in aromatherapy to treat headaches. You can soak a soft cloth in this scent and relax with it on your forehead as a compress. Alternatively, add it into a humidifier to inhale the vapor. Besides the calming effects, it can help ease respiratory issues.
The antiseptic powers of rose water also make it the perfect natural remedy to treat small scratches and cuts or minor burns. It’s also believed to relieve digestive symptoms like bloating due to fluid retention, or a queasy tummy.
This sweetly scented wonder is not only for personal use; you can also bring it into your home. Add a few drops of rose water when doing the laundry and your clothes and linen will smell divine.
The floral notes complement drinks like gin, so add it to your next cocktail evening for a fancy twist. Even better, opt for a refreshing non-alcoholic version and add it to sparkling water. Brew a cup of rose-scented tea on colder days to ingest all the fragrant goodness.
Rose water has been used as a cosmetic and wellness treatment for thousands of years. The benefits of this naturally sweet-smelling miracle are vast.
Add it to your beauty routine as a pampering treat with soothing benefits. Or make use of it as a natural treatment for minor ailments. A little bit added every day will have you looking at the world through rose-tinted glasses without a doubt.