Healing Water: Enhance Your Food, Hair & Skin!
Receiving roses are a welcomed gift for quite a few women (myself included). They show thoughtfulness, brighten our moods, and put smiles on our faces. Well, what if I told you that those roses could provide an even greater benefit to you than just being displayed, looking beautiful in a vase? You would want to know about it, right? So here it is.
When those rose petals are distilled with steam, you will then have rosewater. Rosewater can be used for so many different things, and can have positive effects on your skin, hair, and even reduce stress. Let’s take a look at some of the uses and benefits of rosewater.
When it comes to skin, rosewater is amazing at cleansing those pores, moisturizing the skin, and reducing redness and irritation. This is because it is an antioxidant that contains anti-inflammatory properties. It is also antibacterial, which is why it can be used to heal cuts and wounds. It is great for acne, dermatitis, eczema, and rosacea. It helps to combat fine lines and wrinkles, and also assists in maintaining a healthy pH balance in the skin. It is cooling and soothing to the skin, so it can be used after skin treatments like chemical peels or just to calm skin that is sensitive in general. Rosewater contains vitamins A, B, C and E, which will give your skin a radiant glow. Understand that it is important to only get 100% pure rosewater, as others that are mixed with chemicals and other unwanted ingredients can either give you limited/no results or have adverse effects.
Along with promoting healthy, glowing skin, it does wonderful things for our hair as well. It can be used to treat dandruff and moderate inflammation of the scalp. Rosewater promotes hair growth, and moisturizes the strands, which makes it a great conditioner. It can be used as a rinse after shampooing and conditioning to give the hair added shine.
Have you ever received roses that smelled good enough to eat? Yes? Well, it’s neither weird nor surprising because rosewater is, in fact, edible! Rosewater is used in many Middle Eastern dishes, particularly sweets because of its distinctive flavor. Since it is anti-inflammatory it can help with digestive issues and keep you hydrated. You can also use rosewater in your tea, specifically ginger or chamomile, and it will definitely calm your nerves and help you wind down after a long day.
Speaking of calming your nerves, rosewater is said to be a stress reliever because it reduces the stress hormone, cortisol. The scent of rosewater is a natural mood enhancer, and acts as a form of aromatherapy. It helps with both stress and depression. Next time you’re feeling a bit down, add some rosewater to your bath to soak away your anxiety.
Rosewater is both a natural and affordable way to enhance your health and beauty. Whether you want a smoother complexion, beautiful hair or just peace of mind, it is definitely a viable option that is worth the try!