Hi girls! Today, I’d like to tell you about a great product I cannot do without during my skin care routine. It is rose water. I have been using it for several months now and have just realised that I haven’t posted anything about it. Unforgivable.
Rose water – something that was really hard for me to give it a chance.
A rose? It probably just smells and doesn’t do anything. Unfortunately, I believed that many years. I couldn’t have been more wrong. It turns out that a Rose hydrolate is a powerful weapon in the fight against wrinkles, ageing, signs of fatigue, acne-prone skin… any type of skin! Rose water cleanses the skin, restores its natural colour, fights free radicals (anti-age), provides antiseptical and anti-inflammatory action, and have soothing effects on the irritated or very sensitive skin. It literally cleanses the fatigue off the face.;)
Not immediately, of course, I came up with the idea of making rose water myself. At first, I used Bioline’s hydrolate. It was a very good product, containing only Damascus rose distillate. It comes in a beautiful slender glass bottle with an atomiser … unfortunately, not an efficient product. I was fascinated by how my skin changed after a week of using the hydrolate. It has become smooth, firmer, better hydrated, more beautifully coloured, and the pores were no longer visible. Rose water is great as a make-up primer or applied under the cream or face oil. Then, I finally found out that it would be great to make rose water myself. I have the access to rose petals thanks to my wonderful Caroline – the owner of a summer house and a garden full of unpolluted flowers. We prepared the first rose water together. It is wonderful that the supply of such water can be frozen and kept in the freezer for about 6 months. This way, we have made a substantial amount of this rejuvenating elixir … but to the point.
This is the recipe to prepare your homemade rose water:
- Prepare about a quarter of a kilogramme of rose petals, making sure they come from a good source (unpicked, no pesticides and other nightmares).
- Place the petals in a colander and pour cold water over them
- Place damp petals on a cotton cloth and tie up, creating a neat bag (remember that the pouch cannot unwrap).
- Place the bag of petals in a large glass bowl and then, pour boiling water so that the flakes are completely covered.
- Cover the bowl tightly, for example, with a foil (you can secure the edges with a rubber band or ribbon, and lease – be careful not to burn your hands;)
- Rose petals should lie in the water bath for quite a long time: it is best to leave them for a night. In the morning, just pour the resulting water into a jar, a bottle or a container with an atomizer.
Rose water should be stored in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks and in the freezer (as I have already mentioned) for half a year.
It can be used instead of toner, as a base under the cream, foundation, or oil. Good luck!