So what is rose water? Simply put, it is the by-product of the production of rose oil for use in perfumery and aromatherapy. It contains a small amount of essential oil that is still left on the distilled rose petals, hence its calming and restorative properties.
It is essential that you choose and use a 100% pure rose water as mass market versions are flavoured water made with a combination of chemicals, colour and preservatives.
Skin Care Benefits
Pure rose water truly hydrates the skin permanently and protects it from dirt, oil, irritation and environmental pollutants. Due to its antiseptic properties, rose water is also used in the healing and treatment of skin infections such as dermatitis, inflammation and eczema. You can also apply it on sunburn and insect bites.
And as mentioned in an earlier post, rose water helps to soothe dark eye circles caused as a result of eye fatigue or poor circulation. Soak a cotton pad in rose water and apply on eye lids for 10 minutes as a hydrating eye mask.
Hair Care Benefits
Little known, rose water is also effective in hair care. It nourishes your hair and calms itchy scalp. Rose water can even be used as a natural hair spray to help in hair loss prevention and avoid frizzy hair on a humid day,