I've been using #RoseWater for a couple of years now as a #toner and I cannot rave about it enough!I mean who wouldn't wanna smell like a fresh rose field every now and again? (I like to switch up between the Rose water and The Body Shops Tea Tree toner dependent on how my skin feels)
After a little research turns out there are many great benefits of using Rose water.
To name a few :
1. It Hydrates, nourishes and revitalizes your skin
2. Contains antioxidant properties
3. Helps treat mild inflammation and acne
4. Helps to tone the skin and combat oiliness
5. Has antibacterial properties
7. Helps balance your skins natural pH balance
I mean wow thats a lot of great factors crammed up into one 'ALL' natural beauty product!!
I've noticed there aren't many beauty brands that stock #Rose water in #SouthAfrica, so I decided to make my own after my stash of #RoseWater which I purchased from a little Indian store no longer stocked my favorite brand.
So here it is, super easy and fun!
Step 1 : Select your roses, preferable organic as these don't contain pesticides.
Step 2 : Remove all the petals from your roses and rinse under lukewarm water.
Step 3 : Place the petals in a pot and cover with just enough distilled water to cover the petals.
Step 4 : On medium heat bring the water to a simmer whilst covered, preferably use a pot with a glass lid so you can watch the progress.
Step 5 : Once all the color has been drained from the petals, approx 20-30min, remove from heat and strain.
Step 6 : Add to Jar/Container let cool and Voila!!
Step 7 : After the water cools down in the jar you can decant it into little spritzer bottles. Try and stick to glass as it is more hygienic.
There you have it homemade #RoseWater! Super easy, fun and inexpensive. You can use it as a #toner, misting spray to refresh your #makeup or you can add a little to a warm bath for some quality ME time.
Lots of love