In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I will rose you to death honey! I adore roses and everything that they provide to my life. It’s a deep connection truly.
My love affair with roses began as a little girl. My dad started a rose bush for my mom. It was a secret place on the side of the house that he hid from us until the first full bloom. The sweetest thing right!?! Curtis Ray made me a flower child and now I eat them, drink them, bathe in them, and wear them. Roses really are a girl’s best friend.
So let’s talk about it. What is so special about this flower besides the prices around Valentines Day? Roses are great for skin health, hydration, and wound healing. I have listed my top five benefits of adding roses to my daily regimen and self care rituals.
5 Beautiful Benefits of Roses
1. Roses keep the brain healthy. Rose products have been known to improve memory and cognition in individuals with Dementia. In research, compounds in roses have been displayed to impede the growth of amyloid plaque, the cause of Dementia.
2. Roses help to balance hormones. Having HS toys with my hormones regularly so I overload on rose teas, etc. Hormones in both women and men benefit from rose aromatherapy and ingestion. They help to bring hormones back into balance and reduces the symptoms of hormonal deficit. This is especially good for women with reproductive disorders or those facing menopause.
3. Roses are an amazing herb for beauty needs. Aiding in oil control which is perfect for us oily girls and guys out there! It can be used as a skin toner, promotes glowing skin, and supports anti-aging properties. The antioxidants represented in roses have great regenerative effects. Rose water is perfect for the regeneration of damaged skin. This makes it a good thing to keep on hand when dealing with burns, abrasions, and blisters. It helps to kill off bad bacteria that can interfere with the healing process and cause infection, and it helps to reduce irritation. The result accelerates healing and eliminates the visibility of scars while providing hydration to the skin.
4. Immunity Source of Vitamin C which helps to ward off colds, fight infection, strengthens blood vessels, and reduces inflammation, and removes toxins from body.
5. The Goddess of relaxation, rose alleviates sleeping problems, relieves menstrual pain, and relieves headaches. Studies have shown that topical application of rose oil can do wonders for headaches. Rose helps improve moods making it perfect for depression, bad days, and hormonal imbalances.
This is the easiest method in creating rose water.
The love a rose brings to life cannot be denied.
(Makes two cups of rose water)
Two cups of fresh rose petals or one cup of dried rose petals
Two cups of distilled water
1. Add the rose petals to a small pot with water.
2. Stir them together to saturate the petals. (They will float to the top of the water.)
3. Turn the stove on low heat.
4. Continue to stir. Mixingthe petals so that they are completely covered in the water.
5. When the water begins to steam, cover with a lid, and set a timer for 20 minutes. (The lid is crucial to avoid losing the essential volatile oils via steam.)
6. After 20 minutes, strain the mixture through a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth or through a nut milk bag.
7. Add a lid to the rosewater and allow it to cool to room temperature.
8. Rosewater can now be used to make desserts, drinks, and personal care items.
9. Store the jar of rose water in the refrigerator. Use within 7 days.
I like to add rose water to my weekly deep conditioners, create facial toners, hair mist, hot oil treatments, bath water, and moisturizers with this rose water. What do you use roses for? Let me know how you like the recipe once you try it!
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