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Niche Topics (Beauty and Wellness) is all about a natural approach to healthy skin,
hair and nails. You'll love our collection of organic homemade beauty, bath and body
treatment recipes using natural ingredients that nourish, pamper, cleanse and protect
your skin. Harness the healing powers of Mother Nature's bounty to make yourself
Rose water is an absolute beauty must-have for plenty of really good reasons, and
especially so if you have oily skin that’s super prone to pimples and acne, or other
bothersome skin imperfections due to over-stimulated sebaceous glands like blackheads
The naturally powerful antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of rose water may
help kill bacteria on the skin while controlling excessive sebum production to significantly
decrease the chances of clogged pores. When skin pores get clogged up by sebum, dead
skin cells and impurties, variou blemishes will start showing up unexpectedly on
What’s more, rose water is bestowed with soothing and calming actions to reduce acne
swelling, redness and irritation. When chilled, it is also delightful on sun burns
and it can be used to soothe unbearably itchy mozzie bites. Plus, rose water works
exceptionally well as an alcohol-free aftershave to soothe irritated skin, thanks
to its remarkably cooling effects.
The lovely rose water, besides being super calming on acne-prone oily skin, also
stands out proudly as a firm favorite to hydrate, refresh and balance dry skin. The
result is gloriously dewy and velety smooth face for the whole world to see.
And if you are a woman obsessed with the dream of having stunningly bright and white
complexion forever, rose water helps nourish your skin with a kaleidoscope of Vitamins
(Vit A and C) and antioxidants to battle the damaging effects of sun for a spot-free,
fairer-looking you in no time.
Other Skincare Benefits of Rose Water
You can use rose water by itself as a toner (astringent) to tighten pores, rejuvenate
stressed skin, or to refresh post-workout skin. It is also great as a soothing under
eye treatment to get rid of dark eye circles or puffy eyes, and can even be applied
on the scalp to reduce inflammation and promote healthy hair growth.
That’s not the end. Rose water can be used as a perfume as well. When mixed with
other mildly-scented essential oils such as lavender or jasmine, it releases an irresitibly
sweet fragrance that’s ideal for summer days. Additionally, the skin-softening rose
water is often used by beautinistas to moisten a face mask, or as a base (mixer)
in many homemade facial recipes.
Speaking of rose water, I cannot help but squeeze in a few words on facial toners.
If you have very lavish taste and are financially well endowed, the skin care industry
has a whole ion of ultra-luxurious high end brands, eagerly waiting to seduce you.
These exceedingly desirable beauty enhancers – La Prarie Advanced Marine Biology
Tonic, 3Lab Perfect Balancing Toner and NARS Hydrating Freshening Lotion – contain
a wealth of skin-rejuvenating high tech ingredients such as antioxidant-packed marine
plants, ginseng root extract, and active phytoseed complex to promote cell renewal
for a really luminous, poreless-looking complexion.
For those looking for purse-friendly alternatives, there are several options to consider,
such as Sephora Face Soothing Toner and Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner. Better yet,
make your own rose water for pennies on the dollar.
There are more ways than one to prepare rose water at home. Here are 3 methods to
make homemade rose water, all of which producesoutstanding results.
Simplest Way to Make Rosewater
Place some rose petals and water in a jar, and keep it in sun for several days. Take
note that rose water prepared with this method cannot be used for long since it is
prone to bacterial growth. You should use it as soon as possible while it’s still
Home Made Rose Water
Get ready 1 cup freshly picked rose petals, 2 cups filtered or
distilled water, a heat resistant glass bowl with cover, cheesecloth and a wide-mouthed
glass jar with lid.
Wash rose petals thoroughly to remove any chemical. Place rose petals in the glass
bowl, and pour in 2 cups boiling water.
Cover and allow the rose petals to steep for 20-30 minutes. Strain water using either
a cheesecloth or fine kitchen strainer, and pour the pure rose water into the glass
jar. Discard the rose petals.
This rose water will keep only up to 10 days. To use it up to a month, add 1 tablespoon
alcohol such as vodka to it as preservative, and shake to mix well. Store it in the
refrigerator to keep it fresh.
Homemade Rose Water
Place rose petals in a large pot. Pour in distilled water, just enough to cover the
Put the pot over low fire and heat (do not boil) until the rose petals lose their
color. You'll notice that rose oil (essential oil) is skimming over the water surface.
This process should take about 1 hour.
Allow the water to cool completely, then strain and collect your pure rose water.
When making homemade rose water, you should pick only fresh rose petals with no chemicals.
It is best to pick rose petals 2-3 hours after sunrise when morning dews have evaporated.
Also, use only the thoroughly washed rose petals (you must clean and check for any
tiny critters that might be living in the roses). And, use only organically grown
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