Hibiscus refers to a family of flowers known as Chinese…
“A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.”
And a rose steeped in water is awesome for the hair and skin!
Making your own rosewater is super easy, and this tonic is known for aiding in clearer pores, lightening dark circles, promoting healthier hair and even creating a light fragrance that simply embodies femininity (doesn’t mean the guys can’t use it too, just use less if you don’t want to be mistaken for one of the Golden Girls…)
Rose Water on Skin
Rose water works for all skin types. It has gentle antibacterial and antiseptic properties and can help relieve redness and inflammation, which makes it a great natural option for those who suffer with acne or chronic redness, and it can also be used for bug bites and sunburn. It has been known to help with under-eye circles and softening of early signs of aging.
Rose Water for Hair
Rosewater a natural hair moisturizer. The antibacterial and antiseptic properties help reduce dandruff and scalp inflammation, and promotes hair growth. Mixing rosewater with jojoba or almond oil can be a great prepoo recipe.
How to Make Rosewater
Boil one cup and a half cups of distilled water until at a rolling boil. Drop rose petals (1-2 flowers) into water and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let petals steep until water is room temperature. Petals will turn light pink color. Strain petals and pour water into spray bottle. Add almond or jojoba oil if you wish, and your rosewater tonic is ready to use.
**NOTE: Be sure to store rosewater in the refrigerator to prevent spoiling. Discard unused portion after two weeks.
If you’re already using rosewater in your hair and/or skin regimen, try making your own and let us know how you like it. If you haven’t tried it, give this recipe a shot and tell us about your experience.