Let’s talk about rose water and skincare. You see rose water products line the shelves at Sephora and other high end beauty stores. I personally starting using products with rose incorporated in them in the last five years, including this face wash, eye cream, face mist, mask and more, and have honestly loved the results. Using rose infused products makes my skin brighter, more supple and dewy, but come with a hefty price tag. Rose water face mist is a great way to get the benefits of rose without paying an arm and a leg, and you can even make it yourself!
But first, why do you need rose water in your life?
Elle.com says its packed full of vitamins including: Vitamin C promotes collagen production, Vitamin B3, which calms down irritation and soothes redness, Vitamin E protects your face from air pollution, and also encourages blood circulation in your skin.
Need more convincing?
Rose helps maintain your skin’s pH balance, controls excess oil production, helps cure eczema, reduces and prevents eye puffiness, and has anti aging properties, and reduces dark spots.
Now there are several options of Rose Water Facial Sprays in a range of prices available for purchase, including:
The problem with a store-bought rose water spray is that it’s packed full of questionable alcohols, preservatives, and chemicals like Hexylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Parfum (Fragrance), and Phenoxyethanol, all imgredients found in Mario Badescu’s facial mist. I am unfamiliar with these chemicals and I didn’t really like putting on my face without knowing what they were. So I decided to embark on the journey of creating my own 100% natural face mist, full of essential oils and natural ingredients that I felt better about putting on my face. The process was affordable, fun, and easy, and I shared the steps with you below. Also, don’t miss my video tutorial!
Not only did I use rose water, but I added some geranium oil, ylang ylang oil, peppermint oil, hibiscus oil, aloe, argan oil, and witch hazel based on this recipe.
You will need:
Organic Dried Rose Petals
Glass Spray Bottle
Vitamin E Oil -1 tsp
Organic Argan Oil -1 tsp
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil -2 drops
Geranium Essential Oil -4 drops
Peppermint Essential Oil -4 drops
Hibiscus Oil -2 drops
Unscented Witch Hazel
First make the rose water:
- Filtered Water
- Dried red rose petals
- A funnel
- A glass bowl
- A spray bottle/jar
- In a small clean pot, bring the filtered water to a boil. Use enough water for at least 1 bottle, but you can make extra and store it for up to a month or give it to friends as a gift!
- Next, add in a handful of organic dried red rose petals (you can use fresh but make sure they are fragrant and organic, otherwise you risk harmful chemicals coming in contact with your face).
- 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 into a clean bowl.
- Store in a sealed container or spray bottle in the fridge.
See the full article I used for the recipe Here.
Then simply measure and add the extra ingredients into the spray bottle, seal and shake before each use. Feel free to substitute or omit ingredients according to allergies or skin type.
Use rose water any time your skin feels like it needs a refresh, or after washing your face. Hold the spray bottle a couple feet from your face, close your eyes and spritz in a circular motion over your face.
Prepare your face and soul for the flowery aroma, invigorating peppermint, calming rose and geranium, softening argan oil magic that will overcome your face with each application of this miracle elixir.
Happy Skin= Happy life!