Want to make pure sunshine in a bowl? Try your hand at a homemade rose water recipe.
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Naturally it has the ability to stimulate the flow in the small, actually, minute blood vessels that lie under the skin. Scars, sunburn, and the natural aging of the skin all benefit from this process. It's soothing properties and gentle fragrance make it a plus for the home remedy gal. More.........
Uses: Can be used as a toner, cleanser, and spritzer on its own, or combined with other ingredients to make a great mask or bath.
|My rosewater spritzer. I love it.|
How to make Rosewater: easy to make at home with fresh rose petals and water. There are several methods, I've tried the distilling method and the steeping method and prefer steeping. Its just flat easier, and I saw no difference in the rose waters, except perhaps some minute pieces of rose that I just strained out. The outer, sometimes rougher, tougher looking petals of your roses should NOT be discarded as they contain the highest levels of beneficiary components.
Recipe: One cup, packed, rose petals 2 cups boiling water Steep 30 minutes lasts 10 days in frig
Simply put petals and water in pot, boil, steep, strain.. Refrigerate. Water takes on the color of your roses used. Beautiful.
|Distilling rose petals|
You will need more rose petals for this method.
Other Recipes: Lemon Juice and Rose Water Face Mask: A good facial mask for oily and acne-prone skin. Lemon juice is rich with Vitamin C to keep your skin looking fresh, toned and young. It also contains alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). See my post on AHA's.
- 1-2 tablespoon of juice into a small bowl.
- Add 1-2 tablespoon of rose water into bowl. Mix them well. Apply to your face evenly and let it stay for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with cold water, then apply a face toner of rosewater.
- variations: add warmed honey or yogurt
- 50/50 mixure of rosewater and glycerin. Glycerin can be found in your local pharmacy and is inexpensive, it is a natural moisturizer, colorless, odorless, humectant. Dissolves in water, alcohol. Great natural ingredient for your skin.