THE BENEFITS OF ROSE WATER AND ROSE-BASED PRODUCTS
HEY, BEAUTIFUL HONEYS!
Let’s talk roses. 🌹🌹🌹
Roses are pretty flowering plants! They smell so good, make a beautiful gift for any occasion, and bring life and color to our home decor. They basically bring opulence to anything and everything!
In addition, roses are packed with yummy ingredients for our skin, body, and hair.
FACT: Roses are a result of double mutations. The rose petals’ genes were manipulated to give flowers more petals to look full and be more beautiful.
WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT ROSES: ITS COMPONENT
Rose petals, leaves, and seeds have incredible compounds. They are rich in flavonoids, beta-carotene, vitamin C, D, K, and the mineral calcium.
Flavonoids are phytonutrients (nutrients from plants). They are packed with powerful antioxidant agents.
Beta-carotene is a vitamin A precursor and converts to retinol (aka vitamin A) in the body. Yes RETINOL, the good stuff!
Some General Benefits:
- Has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties
- Has powerful antioxidants
- Protects skin cells and reduce wrinkles
- Enhance natural glow to the skin
- Promotes hair growth
WHAT IS ROSE WATER?
There are a few ways to make rose water. The simplest way is by soaking the petals in simmering water until the petals lose their color. All the components of the rose petals have transferred into the water and the water becomes rose water.
The rose petals can be blooming or dried.
HOW TO MAKE ROSE WATER
Another method to make pure rose water.
HOW TO USE ROSE IN YOUR ROUTINE
If you haven’t heard about rose water, you must have been hiding under a rock.
Here’s all the reasons to be using rose water in your routine from now on!
FOR THE SKIN
As a toner: Rose water acts as a face toner and helps restore and maintain the pH of the skin. The pH of rose water is 5.5 and our skin’s pH is 4.5-5.5. It also moisturizes the skin. This is why rose water is PERFECT for the skin.
As a moisturizer: Mix with glycerine, it can make a lovely moisturizer. Glycerine is a popular ingredient in beauty products. It’s a humectant so it draws moisture to the skin. Glycerine is also known to slow down the aging of our skin cells.
Turn your products behind and read the first few ingredients. You’ll see that a lot of them have glycerin (glycerol, glyceryl) in the first 5 ingredients.
And men, don’t be shy, use rose water for your skin too!
FOR THE EYES
It’s great to apply it around the eyes, as rose water is known for its anti-aging properties and the ability to reduce wrinkles and puffiness. Pat a small amount with your ring finger all-around your eyes.
You don’t always need a fancy and expensive product, just the right ingredients!
FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN
Rose water is excellent for acne-prone skin because of its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It prevents the growth of acne-causing bacteria, soothes the skin, and reduces redness. It also helps heal acne scars. ACNE BE GONE!
FOR OILY SKIN
Rose water is great for oily skin because it regulates the production of oil and secretion. As a result, it controls excess oil in the skin and it does the same for the hair sebum.
FOR THE HAIR
Rose water moisturizes, strengthens the hair cells, and promotes hair growth.
I have locs/dreadlocks and this is what I use to moisturize my hair. I spray my hair, then I follow by coating my locs with a sealing oil to lock in all the moisture from the rose water.
Here’s a list of Sealing Oils:
- Black castor oil*
- Jojoba oil*
- Almond oil*
- Grapeseed oil*
The LOC (Liquid-Oil-Cream) method is a great way to moisturize your hair. I personally don’t use cream because my hair doesn’t need it.
Depending on your hair type, the amount of rose water, oil, and cream will vary.
ROSE OILS AND ROSE-INFUSED PRODUCTS
Geranium rose oil, rose oil, and rosehip oil aren’t the same oils as they are derived from different species of roses and different parts of the flower. But they all have their benefits.
FOR THE SKIN
The different rose oils are versatile and adaptable to every skin type whether you have normal skin, combination skin, oily skin, dry skin or sensitive skin.
My skin is mostly sensitive with a few dry spots.
Geranium Rose Essential Oil
Add few drops of geranium rose oil to your favorite moisturizer or create your own.
For a moisturizer; mix few drops of oil in aloe vera gel. It can become a light mask that can be worn overnight. Aloe vera is a light ingredient that is known to be moisturizing and also soothes the skin.
- 30 ml of aloe vera gel
- 7 drops of geranium rose oil
Maybe a face oil?
- 30 ml of your favorite oil for your face (carrier oil)
- 7 drops of geranium rose oil
This is by far my favorite night face oil. For my sensitive and dry skin, it brings me everything I need! It’s a light oil yet moisturizing, has my skin feeling silky, and give me a natural glow. It reduces my skin inflammation as well.
Using Rose oil gives similar results to hyaluronic acid. They both moisturizes and plumps the skin. Therefore, the oil is a perfect replacement if you want to reduce using products with synthetic ingredients.
Just like rosehip oil, they can be used alone, mixed with other ingredients, or with your favorite products.
FOR THE HAIR
This oil is great for hair and instead of using rose water, you can add a few drops of geranium essential oil to your shampoo and/or conditioner to obtain its benefits.
FOR THE BODY
If you’re using a rose-infused lotion or body butter to hydrate your body, you’re getting the same benefits stated above…. glowing skin, protecting the skin cells while getting powerful antioxidants…
The components of the rose absorb quickly through the skin and in addition, increase blood circulation and can possibly lower blood pressure.
Apparently 👀, you can put rose oil in water and use it as a natural deodorant. I think I will be trying it this summer. I’ll let you know if it’s really effective.
ROSES FOR THE YOUR MOOD?
You probably never thought of it as you enjoy the scent of roses but it relaxes you. It helps with the symptoms of depression and anxiety. It relieves stress and brings balance to your hormones.
As you’re taking care of your skin, hair, and body, you’re also taking care of your mood. Isn’t that a sweet treat! #SELFCARE
REMINDER: Whatever products you choose to use, make sure the rose ingredient is certified organic.
Now, go enjoy some roses!
Talk to you very soon,
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK & STAY HYDRATED🌹!