If you love skin care and roses as much as I do then you’ve clicked on the right feature. Purchasing anything with roses in beauty can be expensive. Trust me, I’ve spent my fair share on rose beauty products and though we don’t need to go into how much I’ve spent, we can talk about how making my own rose water saved me a lot of money!
Here are the benefits of incorporating rose water into your skincare routine:
- Soothes skin irritation
- Reduces skin redness
- Contains Antioxidants
- Heals cuts, scars, or burns
- Helps prevent and treats infections
- Tightens Pores
- Tones the skin
Its a lot easier than you think, just follow the steps below to make your own rose water spray!
Start by removing the petals from the rose. You can grab the full head and twist from the base of the bloom and most of the petals will glide right off. For me, I picked off each petal one by one (in my head singing “He Love Me, He Loves Me Not).
Rinse those Petals! This is a very important step! You don’t want any bugs or dirt in your rose water. I gave my petals a nice wash about three times just to stay on the safe side.
After draining your rose petals from their wash, put them in a large pot and cover it with distilled water. Cover the petals but don’t overdo it. You will see that the petals will float a little. Simmer the rose petals on low. You’ll know the petals are done simmering when they begin to look droopy. This took me about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, take the pot off the burner and let your concoction cool down.
Strain the petals from the water. Let your rose water cool completely. After its cool, pour the water into jars and place in the refrigerator.
What I use my rose water for:
I placed a little into a spray bottle and set my makeup with it every day! You can also soak a cotton ball with it and use it as a toner.
DIY inspired by Frugal Family Home
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