February is here so that roses and romance are all around you. If you get flowers this year , maybe use them for more than just decor for a week. Roses are beautiful and come in various colors and shapes. They can vary in price too … from very cheap to very expensive. I personally love going to whole foods to buy flowers or my local gardening store. They have a beautiful variety of roses and flowers that i love!
Rose water was first created in the Islamic Golden Age as a perfume and tea. It has many uses and it has been used around the globe to have beautiful glowing skin!!
Here are some of its benefits:
- Stimulates circulation beneath the skin in order to reduce spider veins and broken capillaries.
- Helps maintain a great PH balance for the skin in order to help acne, eczema, dermatitis and various irritated skin problems.
- smooths skin
- revitalizes skin
- hydrates and moisturizes skin
- heals scars, cuts, and wounds
- helps calm the skin and produces stress relieving properties due to its calming attributes and scent
- helps tone the face with anti-bacterial properties
- High in antioxidants that help strength skin cells and regenerate skin tissues
- help treat hair loss and promotes hair growth
- helps recover hair quality and moisturizes scalp
- smells great for perfume
- Easily found in local stores or supermarkets
- helps fight infections
- reduces dandruff in scalp
DIY Rose water
- For the Hair recipe: Mix three eggs with quarter cup each of rum and rose water, to make this into a shampoo to wash your hair. Finally rinse it with diluted vinegar in order to not dry out the scalp and thoroughly cleanse.
- For the face: Wash your face with rose water to reduce the skin irritation caused by acne, pimples, redness and breakouts.
- For the eyes: apply with cotton ball to reduce fine lines and dark circles
- DIY: How To make rose water
how to make rose water
Necessities: 6-12 fresh roses, large pot and gallon of distilled water
- Begin by plucking the petals from the (fresh) roses. Rinse the petals in some cold water in order to clean them from any harsh pesticides or chemicals.
- Place the rose petals in a large pot and fill with just enough distilled water to cover the rose petals. There are two methods and you can use either or. Too much water will dilute the roses so make sure that does not happen.
- the first method is to place a heatsafe bowl on top as the petals simmer and collect the droplets on the bowl from the steam in order to use that as your pure rose water.
- method 2 is just removing the rose petals after they lose their color from simmering. That is how you know it is ready.
- You can use either or except one contains rose water which is more pure (steam method)
Try both at home and let me know which you like more and which rose you used! Have fun this month!
Stay humble, Lisa Vargas
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