New Delhi: Rosewater is a daily essential in every South Asian household. This eternal romantic and fragrant flower has many benefits for our overall well being. This is the secret of the beauty of the many generations before us. Today, we can still see the elders of our family use rose water for most of their skin and healthcare concerns. Its light texture makes it ideal for daily multipurpose use.
With more younger women looking out for natural skincare, there has been an uprising in the market for products with rose water. With less to no processed ingredients, rose water is not only great for our skin but is also good for the environment. As a key ingredient for most skincare and makeup products, we can see rose water dominating the beauty industry in 2021.
Benefits of Rose Water for Skin
Helps Soothe Skin Irritation
Rosewater has anti-inflammatory properties that can help in reducing redness, irritation, acne and Eczema.
Controls Excess Oil And Maintains pH Balance
Rosewater has a mid pH level of 5.5 that can help restore your skin’s natural pH, compared to regular soaps and cleansers. Maintaining the pH level will help your skin control excess oil and reduce bacterial infections.
Is Highly hydrating
Rosewater is a holy grail essential for everyone with dehydrated skin. It helps your skin be hydrated, refreshed and moisturised without causing any kind of irritation or reaction.
Heals wounds and scars
If you are prone to injuries, this is the perfect solution for you. Rosewater has high antibacterial properties that can help heal scars, cuts, wounds and discolouration.
Has Anti Ageing Properties
Rosewater is rich in antioxidants that can help strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues which can help in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Helps in Cleaning the pores
Perfect for sensitive skin rose water possesses an astringent, that helps deep clean your pores and tone your skin.
Treats Mild Scalp Infections And Reduces Dandruff
Rose water’s nourishing and moisturising properties are great for hair care. Incorporating it into your hair care can help soothe mild scalp infections and get rid of dandruff. It is also a great conditioner and helps in hair growth.
Reduces Under-Eye Puffiness
Late-night binge-watching has got your eyes all puffed up? We’ve got a solution for you. Rosewater is great to reduce puffiness and can give the ideal hydration and cooling effect for your under-eye region. Just take a cotton pad and mist your rose water on it and carefully place the pads on your eye. Leave it for 5 minutes and you can immediately spot the refreshing glow.
How To Make Rose Water
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Organic Roses ( 6-7 stems)
- Distilled water
- Spray Bottle
- Remove the petals from the roses and collect them in a container. Then, clean the petals with lukewarm water to remove any pesticide and residue.
- Add the cleaned petals into a large cooking pot and add distilled water, just enough to cover the petals. Make sure to not add too much water as it can dilute the rose water.
- Over low – medium heat, boil the water to simmer and cover it with a lid.
- Let the mixture simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the petals have lost their colour and have turned into pale pink.
- Once the rose water is ready, strain the mixture and separate the petals from the water.
- Once it’s cooled down, pour the rose water into a Glass Jar and store it in a cool and dry place.
- If you want to use your rose water as a toner, you can put the mixture into a spray bottle for an easier and effortless application.
Different Ways Of Using Rose Water
Adding some rose water to your face mask can give you that extra hydration. Mix two tablespoons of rose water into your favourite face mask and mix it with the remaining contents. Apply the face mask as you normally would.
Rosewater is great for your scalp and can do wonders for your luscious locks. Just spray rosewater on your freshly washed hair and top it up with your favourite conditioner. This can help soothe your scalp from any irritation and can give your hair a natural shine.
For every skincare lover, rose water is the best source of hydration and antioxidants for a healthy glow. Suitable for all skin types, this spritz can easily refresh your skin at any time of the day. Use it after your cleanser and immediately top it up with your favourite moisturiser to lock in the moisture.
Natural fragrance for the absolute win! With its heavenly scent, rose water works as a great alternative to natural fragrances. This won’t stay your favourite outfit or cause discolouration and can give the best refreshing start for your day.
Other than the great skin benefits, the scent of rose is great to calm your mind and can help you relax from your hectic work. You can spray some rose water on your pillow, which can help you get a good night’s sleep. This will help you relax easily and not react to your skin like most other pillow mists.