ROSE WATER: OUR GRANDMOTHER'S BEAUTY ELIXIR TODAY
By Mehak Munaf.
Because of how this romantic flower is so widely used in the perfume industry, people might mistakenly think that rose is also used in skincare products for its fragrance. However, rose water is actually very beneficial for the skin and is one of the buzziest natural ingredients in the beauty industry. Let’s take a closer look at how powerful it is!
The Anti-inflammation properties
As a mild and non-irritating ingredient, rose water is something every grandmother swears by. It is considered as a top ingredient when it comes to calming and soothing the skin and people who are suffering from redness, eczema, and rosacea can use it easily too.
The ultimate hydration
This magic ingredient has been proven to be a mild ingredient that can soften and hydrate your skin. Especially when it’s formulated in mist form, rose water will be able to penetrate into your skin and give it an instant hydrating boost.
The Anti Aging Properties
It is often found in beauty products aimed to reduce wrinkles. That’s because it may actually have anti-aging effects In addition to soothing irritated skin, it may reduce the appearance of wrinkles when applied topically.
All-natural makeup remover
Use this effective elixir, a natural way to remove your makeup daily with no fuss. Mix the rose oil with a bit of coconut oil to obtain a super hydrating makeup remover that will even remove the toughest waterproof mascara.
Here is how to make rose water at home using this inexpensive method below.
The Simmering Method
Simmering is the easiest (and quickest) way to make rose water. Start by grabbing your rose petals, distilled water, a large pot, a strainer, measuring cups, and a sealed container (jar or spray bottle).
Prep the roses
Remove the petals from the stems until you have ½ to 1 cup of fresh petals (¼ cup is plenty if you’re using dried). FYI, 1 cup of fresh petals is equal to about 2 to 3 full flowers. Once you have your desired amount, clean the petals with tap water to get rid of any dirt or bugs.
Add petals and water to the pot
Submerge the petals in just enough water to cover them (about 1 ½ cup). Anything more will dilute the rose water. (Psst, you can use filtered water if distilled isn’t an option.)
Turn the burner to medium
Place the pot on the stove and bring the water to a simmer. Once it starts simmering, cover, and reduce to a lower setting. Leave for 15 to 30 minutes or until the petals have lost their color (they should be a pale pink). Turn the heat off, leave the lid on, and let it cool completely.
Rosewater has been used for centuries across the world for its many health benefits. Originally used by ancient civilizations, the plant extract continues to supplement health and beauty routines around the world. In addition to the beneficial side effects of rose water, the taste and smell are the perfect addition to your beauty routine.