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Rose water – natural cosmetics, whose beneficial properties surprise

Rose water – natural cosmetics, whose beneficial properties surprise

Rose water is used in the care of the whole body – especially to the face, but also hair. For centuries, it is used also in the kitchen – as a seasoning for all kinds of sweets. For that, this inexpensive product, which is available inter alia in the grocery stores, you can easily do at home.

Rose water – what is it?

Rose water is hydrolate – in stores with natural cosmetics and precursors often known as hydrolate rose. This type of water in which – thanks to the steam distillation – are dissolved valuable plant substances and trace amounts of essential oil, in this case rose. In fact, the water rose … is a waste. Due to its characteristics and the use of very attractive, but the fact remains that this is nothing more than a byproduct generated during the production of rose oil. Specifically, in the distillation of rose petals with using steam.

Does this mean that you can not do it yourself at home or requires special equipment? On the contrary, it’s quite simple. Rose water – how to do? Rose water is not the way. Bottle with a capacity of 190-250 ml usually costs no more than 20 gold, often in online shops you can buy even cheaper – for less than 10 zł. However, the rose water can also be obtained properly for free, doing it yourself.

What is needed to make rose water at home?

    • Fresh rose petals (in industry for the production of rose water are used three species of plants: Damascus, French and stulistną). A few handfuls enough, you should also remember to thoroughly clean them.

    • Distilled water.

    • The thin cotton cloth or gauze.
    • String or rubber band.
    • Glass vessel – eg. A large jar.
    The vessel, eg. Spray bottle, which will keep the rose water.
  • Fresh rose petals (in industry for the production of rose water are used three species of plants: Damascus, French and stulistną). A few handfuls enough, you should also remember to thoroughly clean them.
  • Distilled water.
  • The thin cotton cloth or gauze.
  • String or rubber band.
  • Glass vessel – eg. A large jar.
  • The vessel, eg. Spray bottle, which will keep the rose water.

The recipe for rose water is simple. Just a few simple steps and a little patience to enjoy their own natural cosmetic.

  • Thoroughly cleaned (washed free of debris and leaves and seed) petals tipped onto the cloth or gauze the edges of the combine on a string or rubber band so that the formed pouch.
  • The bag with the flakes is put into a jar and then pour it into boiling distilled water so that the flakes are entirely submerged.
  • We turn off the jar and leave for 12 hours. After this time we draw a purse from a jar. Before you get rid of it, it is worth it carefully squeeze.
  • The last step is to transfer the water rose to the “target” of the vessel. Will be the most convenient bottle. Let us remember here that done alone rose water, as most natural, homemade cosmetics, you need to store in the refrigerator. Yes “treated” product should retain its properties for about two weeks.

Rose water – properties

Beneficial effects of rose water has been known for thousands of years. Apparently, she had a permanent place in the ritual of Cleopatra’s beauty. The ongoing popularity of the product is not accidental – rose water, although simple composition (neat contains only water and rose), has a number of positive characteristics, which result from the content of bioflavonoids, beta-carotene, vitamin B, and C and E. Thanks to is a product that has moisturizing, anti-aging (owes them bioflawonoidom), anti-inflammatory and soothing (thanks to beta-carotene), brightening discoloration, strengthening the walls of blood vessels (it is responsible for vitamin C), also helps maintain proper pH level of the skin. Because of the smell, it rose water is sometimes used as a means of aromatherapy, which helps to relax.

Rose water – use

Rose water is widely used. Just to mention that it is used both for culinary purposes – is an aromatic addition to sweets, pastries, desserts and beverages especially popular in Arab countries and India – but also hygiene (in the Middle Ages in Europe, rosewater participants feasts washed the shake hands) and ritual and related religion (eg. the Hindu or Islam). In recent years, it is gaining most in popularity but its cosmetic use. And by no means only use rose water as one of the components of the perfume. In addition to the beautiful smell, rose water is no moisturizing properties, is applicable wherever skin requires such support.

When else should use this natural cosmetic?

    • The anti-aging care. Rose water is rich in bioflavonoids, or organic chemical compounds that have antioxidant properties. What does it mean? That helps to eliminate free radicals, which are responsible for the aging process.

To ease the irritation. With anti-inflammatory properties, rose water will work as a support in case of rash – eg. Eczema, but also in people struggling with acne or other skin changes. Some also use it (diluted in water) for rinsing the throat or lubricate it mosquito bites.

To maintain the proper pH of the skin, i.e. at a level of 4-6 (human skin is slightly acidic). ⁃ To lighten skin discolorations and skin.

  • The anti-aging care. Rose water is rich in bioflavonoids, or organic chemical compounds that have antioxidant properties. What does it mean? That helps to eliminate free radicals, which are responsible for the aging process.
  • To ease the irritation. With anti-inflammatory properties, rose water will work as a support in case of rash – eg. Eczema, but also in people struggling with acne or other skin changes. Some also use it (diluted in water) for rinsing the throat or lubricate it mosquito bites.
  • To maintain the proper pH of the skin, i.e. at a level of 4-6 (human skin is slightly acidic). ⁃ To lighten skin discolorations and skin.

How to apply rose water?

You can do this in several ways. The simplest solution is to include care of finished cosmetics that have it in the store. Nothing stands in the way, however, to treat it as a standalone product, which can lubricate the skin and distribute it on it with the help of a pump spray bottle. In addition, rose water can be treated as an add-on moisturizing lotion or hair masks in the base powder. Rose water face Although the water rose has many applications, not just cosmetic, it is most often used for facial care. Most often used as a tonic after washing the face and removing makeup, which helps maintain the proper pH of the skin (this is important for the health and appearance of the same, because the condition for the formation of a protective barrier). When it is hot, perfect for refreshing the skin as well as the mist is also useful to enrich face-masks – especially popular clays, which, combined with plain water can dry out too much tension or sensitive facial skin.