Why Should You Invest in High-Quality Rose Water?

Updated on June 17, 2017
Rose Water
Rose Water

The ancient Romans were some of the first people to document the properties of rose water.

Egyptian queen Cleopatra loved to take a bath in milk but also soaked in rose water. She was apparently so enamored with the scent of rose that she ordered all of her boats to be sprayed with it, so that while on the sea, the sweet smell would be noticed from miles away.

Ayurvedic medicine in India also values this ingredient for its cooling effects, while in the Middle East, rose water is used in cuisine (mainly desserts) to stimulate digestion and heal sore throats.

Properties of Rose Water

• Maintains correct skin pH and fights excessive oiliness.

• Cleans pores, which is perfect for acne-prone skin.

• Moisturizes and revitalizes your skin.

• Contains anti-aging properties and lowers the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.

• As an antioxidant, it regenerates and rebuilds skin cells.

• It has anti-bacterial properties, speeding up the healing of wounds.

• Excellent as a mixer for powdered face masks.

• Can be used as a toner to refresh your skin during the day.

How rose water is made, and how to choose the right one

Rose water is made by the distillation of water with rose petals. The distilled water soaks up the essence of the rose petals. During the condensation phase, the vapor that condensates in the collection pot is rose water.

There are no shortcuts to the process of making high quality rose water. Unfortunately, most brands you might see on the shelves at your local store usually sell regular distilled water with added rose aroma. This is not what we want at all, since it is simply scented water. While such products would not harm your skin, you do lose out on the beneficial properties of pure rose water. To find real rose water we need to put a bit more effort.

Rose Water Shopping Tips:

• Look for transparent colored rose water. Pinkish or yellowish hues are clear indicators that some artificial ingredients have been added.

• Look for the word “distilled”. This is another indicator that the product has been manufactured naturally without any artificial components.

• Check the list of the ingredients: there should not be anything except distilled water and the types of roses used.

• Be wary of cheap rose water. Manufacturing real water is not cheap (5 tons of rose petals are necessary to produce 1kg of rose water). Hence, the price of the finished product won’t be cheap either. If the price is too low, you should be suspicious.

But what if all the above conditions are met?

Unfortunately, we still can’t be 100% sure if the cosmetic is natural. The surest way is to buy water from a specialist shop that sells raw, natural ingredients.

Another way is to make your own rose water at home. While the process itself is not very difficult, it is quite challenging to source rose petals from a trusted supplier. Avoid buying roses sold at your local florist because those flowers are often sprayed with chemicals. The surest method is to grow your own roses in your garden.

How to use rose water

As a Toner:

Soak a cotton ball in water and apply on your face. Rose water cleanses your skin and tightens pores. Consider adding a couple of drops of glycerin if you have very dry or sensitive skin.

As a Moisturizer:

During the summer heat, there’s nothing better than splashing your face with cooling rose water.

For tired eyes:

Apply cooled water under your eyes to reduce puffiness.

Against Acne:

Mix Multani Mitti (Fuller’s earth) clay with rose water to effectively clean pores and fight acne.

For Hair:

Applying rose water after shampooing nourishes and moisturizes your hair.

As we can see, rose water is a versatile all-weather product that can find a place in your skin-care routine regardless of your skin type. Would you use any of the solutions above?

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