Fabulous Flower Waters - Rosewater
Rosewater is probably the best known of all the flower waters and it is a wonderful substance, useful at home and in the clinic. Sprayed, it clears and freshens a room, making everyone sigh happily, and it imparts a nice benevolent glow. If you’re going to see the bank manager, this is the one to bring. It’s also perfect for the birth room and nursery and anywhere else that needs the occasional freshening lift. In the kitchen, a splash of rosewater in a fruit salad or dessert of raspberries, strawberries, cherries, or brambles is a beautiful thing. Use gently astringent rosewater creams for skin problems in need of toning up, like wet eczema and rashes. It can be used neat on even the most delicate of skin, and makes a useful soothing application for hot inflamed nappy rash. And as a medicine to be ingested, it makes a lovely addition to mixes for anxiety, depression and sleep, and is particularly nice for children, when the harshness of alcohol tinctures may not be desirable.
Here are our top 5 hair and skincare uses for Rosewater
Run a cup of rosewater through your hair after shampooing or add a few drops to your shampoo to help conditioning.
Dampen a cotton pad with rosewater and wipe all over your face for soft, clear skin.
Soak cotton pads in rosewater and leave on eyes. It will cool your tired eyes, relieve redness and hydrate the eye area.
Spritz rosewater on your skin to give it a healthy, dewy glow and erase any cakiness.
Make up remover
Mix rosewater with an oil like jojoba or argan for a gentle and non irritating make up remover.