Thursday, 18 August 2011

Mystical Rose Water

The rose water or essence is a common ingredient in homemade beauty preparations . According to legend, rose water was first used in Persia in the 10th century. It was also believed that rose water was mixed into the cement to build mosques in Baghdad.

Rose water is not only renowned for its pleasant aroma but it is valued for its taste.In fact, the rose water is also often used in recipes.
One of the main reasons why  rose water is often used in many beauty preparations is because it is gentle enough to be applied on any skin type, from dry skin , wrinkled skin and even on oily skin prone that is prone to acne.

Here are some natural beauty preparations using rose water:

Natural Skin Moisturiser

The rosewater with glycerin is a popular remedy to help moisturize the skin .Mix equal parts of rose water with glycerin and stir well. This mixture can be used both to moisturize the facial and body skin.It can also be used as a hand cream, to relieve dry hands .

After Shave Lotion
Due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties,rose water is an excellent after-shave lotion. Can be applied just like any other lotion. And can be used by both women and men.

To Soften and Moisturise Hair
To soften and moisturise the hair, mixed equal parts of shampoo and rosewater. Shampoo as usual.

For Relaxation and Stress ReliefTo relax and relieve stress , you can add rose water to bath water.
The scent of roses not only calms and relaxes it also stimulates feelings of love and peace.

To Restore the pH balance in the skin
If you want to have radiant skin, a very important factor is to maintain our skin's pH at between 4.2 and 5.6  Spritzing the face with rose water helps restore the pH balance especially after washing your face.

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