We all know beauty starts from the inside out. Because of that, we have to remain mindful of what we’re doing to our bodies. Are we exercising, eating right, and keeping it properly hydrated.
A great way to do that is water. Some of us drink lemon water. Some of us prefer full-fruit infusions. Some of us add mint to our water, but did you know that rose petals can be used as something other than a pretty centerpiece or cake decorations? These fragrant blooms can be used in your water to help keep you hydrated. The benefits of drinking it include a better complexion, an increase in essential vitamins, and a great tasting drink enhancer.
Who wouldn’t want those benefits?
Around the globe, cooks often infuse water in their meal preparation to add a touch of sweet flavor to their dishes. Now, you consider it a new treat for your skin. Add it to your skincare regimen. By doing so, you’re doing a lot more than keeping your skin fresh and hydrated. You’re giving it a boost it needs. It helps your skin to maintain its pH balance because it keeps excess oils in control so that they won’t cause blemishes. Rose water also keeps your skin supple and soft. (Read: moisturized) It can also help clear away redness, blemishes, acne, eczema, and dermatitis because it contains strong antibacterial and antifungal properties perfect for healing scars and other wounds on your face when directly applied or ingested. Another benefit that we can’t get over is that it reduces fine lines and wrinkles too! You gotta love that! No one wants wrinkles.
If the reasons mentioned above aren’t enough to make you want to add a little rose water to your water, how about the following?
This fragrant elixir contains vitamins A, C, E, and B. It reduces inflammation, helps reduce stress, reduce moodiness, keeps your skin supple, helps control your appetite, and keeps you hydrated.
Did you know you can make it home? You sure can.
Here’s the recipe:
- 5 to 7 stems of organic pink roses
- Large pot
- Pluck the petals from the rose. Rinse them thoroughly under warm water.
- Place the petals in a large pot and the petals with water – just enough to coat them.
- Boil the mixture over medium-high heat. When it starts to boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes or until the petals’ color fades.
- Remove the petals with a strainer.
- Refrigerate to cool Store in refrigerator. One batch should last about four weeks.