When I worked in a health and beauty store, I noticed customers often asked if products contained rose water. I decided to do my own research to see what was so special about it and why most people, (especially the older generation) were interested in products with rose water. I found out that, there are many benefits to rose water and that it is used in cooking, perfumes and skincare products.
Since my research, I purchased a bottle of rose water and I don’t regret it one bit, even though I do think the scent is a tad too strong for me but it works wonders. If I use just a little bit at a time and mix it in with other products, such as body lotion, eye cream, etc, the scent doesn’t bother me much.
These are just a few ways I use rose water:
- I add a drop or two onto a cotton wool pad to gently wipe all over my face and neck; it reduces redness and swelling, as well as, keeping the skin bright.
- I also purchased an empty spray bottle, which I filled up with rose water; I use this as a makeup setting spray, however, I also spray it onto my the face before applying makeup, so it acts as a toner.
- Rose water is known to be an anti-bacterial, so I mix it into my homemade makeup remover to help keep my skin clear, it also opens up blocked pores and eliminates dead skin cells.
- I usually add a drop into my eye cream, as it soothes my eye-bags and aids in removing dark circles as it hydrates the skin.
- Rose water also contains many vitamins, so I use it in my homemade lip scrubs, which helps keep my lips exfoliated.
There are many ways you can use rose water to improve your skincare or flavour your cooking. Although I only use it for skincare, I know a few people who have been using rose water in their cooking to give it that extra kick. Personally, I don’t fancy it in my food and I don’t think my mum’s ever used it in her cooking either.
If you would like me to write about my homemade lip scrubs or homemade makeup remover, let me know!
Have you used rose water before? What do you use it for?