Since ancient times, roses have been considered regal flowers and used in beautifying treatment. In good old times, kings and their queens used to soak rose petals in their bathtubs along with milk. Roses were added not just for a sensuous aroma, but also for their therapeutic benefits.
The biggest advantage of using rose and its distilled water is that it suits every skin type- from dry to oily to sensitive. It improves the skin texture, being natural and mildly astringent. Besides, it also rejuvenates and calms down irritated skin conditions. Rosewater is also a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial, and also detoxifies the skin.
Benefits of Homemade Rosewater
Here are a few benefits of rose water that will make you have this ultimate skin tonic in your everyday makeup regimen.
- Application of refrigerated rose water soothes puffy and irritated eyes. It also helps treat dark circles and other eye-related problems, exteriorly.
- Fill rose water in a spray bottle and squirt it on your dehydrated and dull face. It has properties to refresh and invigorate the senses while imparting glow and radiance to the face.
- You can also add some rose water to your bath water for a divine and heavenly experience.
- Rosewater can be used to soften and hydrate dry skin.
- It can be used as a natural makeup remover and toner.
- It can also be used as an aftershave to prevent irritation.
- It also lessens stress and combats depression. For this reason, it is used in various aromatherapy processes in spa treatments.
Homemade Risewater: Step-by-Step Recipe
What You Need to Make Homemade Rosewater:
- Petals from 10 roses
- Distilled water
- Coffee filters
- Fine mesh strainer
- Large mixing bowl
- Glass jar/ spray bottle for storing the content
How to Make DIY Rosewater:
Step 1 – Wash rose petals thoroughly. Now, spread petals on parchment paper and let them dry.
Step 2 – Next, place them in a pot and cover them with sufficient distilled water so that the petals are well immersed in water. Steam petals with water until the color of the petals is lost completely and the water gets infused thoroughly. This might take 30 minutes to an hour.
Step 3 – As this process is completed, strain the petals with the help of a coffee strainer and press them with a spoon so that they transfer and release their oil into the bowl. Let the water cool down completely. Once it gets cooled down, strain it again and pour the finished product into a spray bottle or jar.
DIY rose water is ready!