Rose Water is the hydrosol (aqueous products of distillation) portion of the distillate of rose petals. It is used for cosmetic, medicinal and to flavor food, as well as religious purposes throughout Europe and Asia. Rose Water and it's oil companion is one of the oldest skin care and grooming products. Rose Water used to be added to baths and to treat mild skin conditions. Many cosmetic products hold some form of rose component.
Rose Water Benefits
Rose Water has many benefits, some including it's anti-inflammatory properties which helps reduce redness from overheated or irritated skin. It is a good cleanser, aiding in cleaning dirt and oil from the pores and effectively preventing acne and pimples. The best time to use Rose Water is at night, which helps cleanse your face from all impurities.
Making Your Own Rose Water
Rose Water may be made from simply pouring boiling water over rose petals (it should be one part rose petals to two parts water) and straining when the water is cooled. You can store it in a sterilized jar in the refrigerater where it can stay as long as a month.
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