Roses are too good to be left sitting on your nightstand after Valentine’s Day. This iconic flower has many benefits for the skin, hair, and digestive system. In distilled forms, roses have been used in cosmetics, medicines, and therapeutic treatments for centuries. Rose water can reduce inflammation in the skin, alleviate anxiety, enhance your mood, soothe digestion, and purify the body thanks to the flavonoids, tannins, and other essential vitamins it contains.
Rose is a popular ingredient in skin care and with good reason! It is used in various products such as toner, facial oil, and body lotion. It is known for treating redness, acne, sunburns, and for hydrating dry skin. It contains a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Rose oil has excellent emollient properties for moisturizing dry skin, antiseptic properties to treat acneic skin, and anti-inflammatory properties that helps treat redness and inflammation.
Products we love:
- Rose Fresh Face Mask – This is one of our favorite hydrating and toning gel masks – it is infused with real rose petals which restore radiance and suppleness to all skin types.
- Biossance Squalance + Vitamin C Rose Oil – Get this product while its still available because it has been selling out in Sephora faster then you can say ROSE OIL! This face oil will brighten and firm your skin (we are majorly obsessed with everything Biossance makes).
- Kopari Coconut Rose Toner – We recently added this to our daily skin-care routine and we’re not mad about it!! We been loving the effects it has been having on our skin – this is a must in our gym bag for post sweaty workouts.
- Kopari Cleansing Oil – Kopari’s Coconut Rose Cleansing Oil will leave your face feeling clean, supple, and smooth without stripping the skin’s natural moisture or clogging pores.
- Primally Pure Rose + Mint Complexion mist – A balancing and refreshing mist made with ingredients that hydrate, soothe, and tone the skin. We carry this product in our bag and use it to feel refreshed throughout the day.
But put down the spritz bottle because your favorite juice spots are now selling rose infused water. Just as rose water is commonly used to cleanse the skin as a topical skin toner, drinking rose water also purifies the body due to the flavonoids, tannins and other essential vitamins it contains (e.g. A, C, D, E and B3).
- Juice press rose infused water is made by double-distilling rose blooms to extract the oils and their essence.
- Drink h2 rose – H2rose is a specialty beverage uniquely made of rose water, saffron and other natural ingredients. The brand combines all-natural flavors to create berry, apple, peach, and mango-flavored rose water, in case you’re not a huge fan of the floral-y taste.
- Sakara Beauty Water – Infused water that boasts 100 percent natural rose oil and beautifying trace minerals like Silica, which is known to help your body form healthy connective tissue.
- Spring water
- Dried red rose petals
- Glass bowl
- Nut milk bag
- Spray bottle
- In a small pot, bring 5 oz of water to a boil
- Add a handful of dried red rose petals (you can use fresh but make sure they are not sprayed with chemicals)
- Cover the pot and gently simmer the rose petals until they lose their color
- Turn off the heat and let the rose water cool completely
- Once cool, strain the rose water in the nut milk bag in the glass bowl
- Pour the strained rose water into a spritzer bottle
- Keep for 7 days at room temperature or up to a month in the fridge
To clean living,
Jessica, Rachel, & Ariella