October 22, 2020
Rose water is a beauty product used since time immemorial thanks to its pleasant aroma and beneficial properties. This facial toner removes dead cells, delays aging, hydrates and helps tissue heal.
If you want to know more about it, then we will tell you in detail all its uses and properties, in addition to explaining how to make a homemade and natural rose water step by step.
What is rose water for and benefits
Rose water is a beauty product widely used for the treatment of various conditions thanks to the innumerable benefits it provides. These are only some of them:
- Relieves headache: place a damp cloth with rose water on the forehead and leave it to act for a few minutes until the migraines disappear.
- Eliminate stress: its soft and sweet fragrance gives it incredible relaxing properties.
- Reduces skin blemishes: its application on the skin helps to lighten the spots, while it is used to decrease red stretch marks And that is why in the market you will find moisturizing creams of all kinds made with rose water.
- It is an antioxidant: thanks to its high content of vitamin C and E, it is a product that helps fight free radicals and prevent premature aging. This is because rose water stimulates the production of collagen and decreases the expression lines. In addition, it is ideal for all skin types.
- It is a facial cleanser: this water serves as a tonic due to its high content of vitamin B and pectin. It is excellent for a good Facial Cleansing, as it helps fight acne, eliminates blackheads and allows set makeup.
- Eliminate dark circles: they have an anti-inflammatory and decongestant effect that relieves dark circles caused by fatigue. To do this, it is recommended to apply a few drops to this area of the face twice a day and make gentle circular movements.
There are other benefits of rose water that have made this product used as a natural remedy to improve the health of the body:
- Astringent properties: It is a natural product that serves to relieve inflammation of the eyes. Its direct application or as an infusion provides almost immediate effects.
- Digestive: rose petals help fight some digestive system conditions such as constipation. You can add these petals to a lot of recipes like salads or side dishes for main dishes.
- Decreases coughs, colds and other flu symptoms: for this the fruits of the rose bushes are cooked and it is taken in infusions.
How to make homemade rose water
If you want to include rose water as a tonic in your beauty routine in the most economical way, here below we will tell you how to make it easily in your own home step by step. Keep reading!
To prepare rose water the following ingredients are required:
- 500 grams of fresh rose petals (preferably damascene rose or Damask rose)
- 500 milliliters of distilled water, that you can easily buy in any pharmacy or supermarket.
- A pot or saucepan with cap.
- A glass bottle or jar with airtight seal.
Steps to make rose water
These are the steps to follow to make homemade rose water:
- Select half a kilo of Rose petals, as fresh as possible.
- Fill a pot or saucepan with half a liter of distilled water, add the petals and leave cook over high heat.
- Once it boils, lower the heat keeping the pot covered to do not let its steam escape. This step is very important because it is in the gas that it gives off where the essential oils of the roses.
- Keep the fire burning for 8-10 minutes and then turn it off.
- Let rest the liquid with the pot covered for an hour until infused.
- Strain the liquid to be left alone with the water and remove the petals.
- Put the rose water in a well-covered jar or glass bottle and keep it in the fridge. The next day you can benefit from all its properties!
And don’t forget that in DIVAIN we have the best rose perfumes for your skin. Our Fresh Rose Water by Adolfo Dominguez (DIVAIN-086) or the L’eau D’issey by Issey Miyake (DIVAIN-109) are just some of the fragrances made with roses that will transport you to a world full of freshness and elegance from which you will not want to return.
Written by Silvia Gutiérrez