Here are the easy steps on how to properly make pure, rosewater (which is not by boiling the petals). This process creates concentrated and clean rosewater that is effective for beauty purposes.
I remember while growing up, our front porch was filled with brilliant blooms of rose shrubs. I guess this childhood recollection cause me to feel passionate about the DIY rose water skin toner.
It is nostalgically sweet reminiscing about the past events of your life, isn’t it? But the reason why you must be thrilled about it, other than the reality that the scent is fantastic.
It is equally all-natural and gentle, ideal for practically every type of skin above all, it won’t deplete your wallet.
For those feeling their skin is under the weather, or perhaps moderately dry due to extended exposure to the elements, this does-it-yourself toner could be the perfect solution for your dehydrated skin back to life.
Beauty Uses for Rose Water
Prevent or Reduce Eye Puffiness
Store the rose water inside the fridge to make it cool. Grab some cotton pad and dip into the mixture and gently place it on your eyes. It will help soothe the tender skin around your eyes and prevent or reduce eye puffiness.
Place the rose water in a mist spray container and use it to freshen your skin instantly.
Simply spray rose water mist on your face to instantly freshen your skin and naturally hydrate and nourish your skin, adding wonderful radiance and glow.
I, personally, love keeping a bottle of rose water in my fridge in the summer and spray my face with it multiple times throughout the day.
Soft Dry Skin
Ladies with dry skin can experience amazing benefits of rose water. When you apply rose water on your skin – you can notice soothing and softening effect of it straight away.
Natural Makeup Remover
Dampen a cotton pad with rose water and apply a little bit of liquid coconut oil on top of it and gently remove your makeup while gently massaging your face.
Natural Makeup Setting Spray
Rose water works amazingly as a makeup setting spray. These days you can get rose water in a spray bottle.
Keep it on your vanity table and spritz a little bit after you have finished doing your makeup and it will set it into place.
It is the best thing to use if you feel that your foundation is a bit powdery or too matte, it will give you a very nice healthy and dewy finish.
Skin Toner for Brightening Skin
Can Rose Water Lighten Skin?
Rose Water can be used as a natural facial toner because it helps absorb excess oil from the skin without leaving a drying effect.
And with the addition of lemon, this combo can render a powerful punch as Lemon is loaded with vitamin C. That serves as a natural astringent that helps to lighten skin, eliminating sunspots. It also helps to even out your skin tone, giving you the even skin tone that you want.
- Fresh Lemon juice
- Witch Hazel
- Rose Water (or Purified Water )
Step by step directions:
① Slice lemon into quarter, remove the seeds and simply juice the lemon to get a 1/4 cup of juice.
② Add 1/3 cup of witch hazel.
③ And add 1/3 cup of rose water (or purified water). While the lemon juice will help lighten those sun spots and brighten your complexion, the witch hazel will cleanse the skin.
How to Use:
Shake the bottle well before use, and apply daily with cotton balls. Rose water toner is perfect to combat acne and lighten your skin tone.
Can be stored in the fridge for about 10-14 days, just discard if the mixture smells funky (this is due to the fresh lemon juice as part of the ingredients).
If you’re not adding fresh lemon juice, this mixture is a very good astringent due to the combination of witch hazel and rose water and will last more longer..
After Shave Toner
You can use rose water as an after-shave, to prevent irritation and soothe the skin. Not only it can help make your freshly shaved legs feel softer, but also, rose water will leave its amazingly wonderful scent on your skin.
Here Are the Steps to Make a Rosewater at Home
Ingredients you’ll Need:
- distilled water
- 2 cup of petals (select the most fragrant, fresh roses)
- one spray container
Step by step instructions
① Put the rose petals inside a deep cooking pot or a saucepan; open in a middle so you can put a little weight on (like ceramic bowl) and add some little stones or marbles to prevent the bowl from moving around when the water starts to simmer.
② Then add another little bowl over it, this is where we are going to collect the rosewater. Pour distilled water on the side to cover all the way up the rose petals.
③ Over low-medium heat, bring the water to a simmer. As soon as the rose petals turn ugly, it’s ready to put the lid on your pan.
④ The lid will trap the steam inside the pan. To exaggerate the condensation process, add some ice cubes on top of the lid.
Doing this, the ice will create even more steam inside the pan. So when the steam reaches the lid, it condensates any drips right back in the middle of the bowl.
Repeat the ice process for about 15 minutes, always adding new ice cubes as they melt and remove the water left by the ice cubes.
⑤ At this point, you can see the pure rosewater we made through condensation. Which means, it’s going to taste even stronger than just boiling down the rose petals.
⑥ Store your rosewater in a glass container, let it cool and place it in a fridge to last longer.
Transfer some rosewater into your spray bottle for easy use.
⑦ After that, you can start using the rose water as a toner or astringent after you cleanse, and before you moisturize your face.
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