Valentine’s Day is over, but the benefits of nature are never-ending. If you’ve been gifted flowers, you may have roses in your house and no idea what to do with them. No worries! This is the perfect time to create your own homemade rose water toner.
Roses have been used for ages to calm and soothe the mind, body, and soul. Whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin, rose water can be a staple for your beauty regimen. There are so many different ways rosewater may benefit you. One of the best benefits of this toner is how gentle it is. You can use it multiple times each day, and it will never dry out your skin or cause irritation. I love using it as a facial toner or refreshing body spray for my skin.
Rosewater helps maintain the skin's pH balance, and also controls excess oil. It is a great cleanser and aids in removing oil and dirt accumulated in clogged pores. It is also rich in antioxidants which helps to strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues, diminish wrinkles, and reduce fine lines. My favorite way to apply rose water is after facial steaming so it fully penetrates the skin. It immediately helps to reduce redness and blotchiness. Due to its antibacterial properties, it also helps to heal scars, cuts, and wounds for a healthy complexion.
Try this quick and easy way to maximize the benefits of your roses and create your very own toner.
1. Place one firmly packed cup of rose petals in a glass jar.
2. Pour 2 cups of boiling distilled water over the petals. Cover and steep until the liquid is cool.
3. Strain, squeeze out the access liquid from the petals, and refrigerate the liquid in a sterilized jar.
Before creating your DIY Rose Water Toner, please remember to...
1. Use only the rose petals.
2. Wash thoroughly to remove any dirt and debris.
Keep in mind that you can always add 1 part of witch hazel to 10 parts rosewater to use as a facial astringent or toner for oily and combination skin. If you don't have any roses or the free time, try out our fresh Radha Beauty USDA Organic Rosewater Toner.
Until next times Beauties,