Rose water is good for:
• Tightening pores
• Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
• Balancing the acid mantle (skin’s PH)
• Slowing the aging process
• Freshens the complexion
• Calming the senses
How to make rose water at home:
- The petals must be freshly picked. Pesticides or chemicals should not be used while growing them, which is why it makes sense to use roses that you have grown yourself.
- Pick flowers two to three hours after sunrise when the morning dew has evaporated.
- Use only petals, not the stem and leaves.
- Wash thoroughly to remove bugs and dirt particles.
- Place the rose petals in a pan of fresh water.
- Add just enough water to cover the petals. Too much water will give you very diluted rose water.
- Cover the pot with a lid and simmer on a low flame. The water should be steaming hot not boiling hot.
- Allow the water to steam until the petals have lost their colour and the water has taken on the colour of the rose petals. You will see the rose oil floating on the surface.
- Strain the water and collect in a container. Store it in a refrigerator. It will last longer this way
Rose Oil For Skin Care:
Rose oil both hydrates the skin and then cleans it of bacteria that incite acne. Rose oil additionally fights inflammation and helps to restore skin texture and treat skin diseases, such as psoriasis and dermatitis. Rose oil is also known to improve skin complexion and is used in many fairness products.
- Separate the petals from the roses and sun dry them spread on a plate.
- The petals should be completely dry. You can make homemade rose oil whenever you want, if you have dried rose petals at home.
- Take the dried rose petals in a glass bottle and pour almond oil/jojoba oil on top of it till the rose petals are completely covered.
- Close the jar tightly and place in direct sun for 10 days. Gently shake the bottle every day.