Rose water is a by-product of the production process of rose oil for perfume. Initially known only for its fragrance, rose water is now also recognized for its various benefits in beauty and skin care.

It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, emollient, cleansing and toning properties.

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learn 10 ways to use rose water for a younger, supple and super glowing skin
Learn 10 ways to use rose water for a younger, supple and super glowing skin

Rose water has been sworn by since the ancient Greek and Egyptian eras. It has held very high significance since the ancient times, from being a part of famous queens’ daily beauty regimens to use in various religious practices today.

There are numerous ways that you can use rose water for super glowing skin.

Method 1: Toner

Store-bought toners are alcohol-based and dry out your skin pretty quickly. This hinders the tissue recovery process in your skin. Rose water has an antibacterial property and is a natural toner, which unclogs the hair follicles and pores by removing accumulated oil and dirt without drying out the skin.

The witch hazel in this recipe is another toner with natural plant extracts and has anti-irritant properties. It is commonly used to remove excess oil secreted by the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help soothe your skin.

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Lavender essential oil is known to calm your nerves and aid the skin healing process.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water skin toner
Things you’ll need to make rose water skin toner
  • Rose water – 2 tablespoons
  • Witch hazel – 1 teaspoon
  • Lavender essential oil – 1 drop
  • Distilled water – 1 tablespoon

Single-Step Method: Mix the ingredients & use it as your regular toner

combine all the ingredients and blend well
Combine all the ingredients and blend well
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of rose water into a spray bottle and add 1 tablespoon of distilled water to it.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of witch hazel and 1 drop of lavender essential oil into the mix.
  • Shake the bottle so that all the ingredients blend well together.
use it as your regular toner for a super glowing skin
Use it as your regular toner for a super glowing skin

Use this twice a day, just like you would use your regular toner and for a super glowing skin.

You can store this solution for up to 2 to 3 weeks in a cool and dry place.

Method 2: Deep Cleanser

Rose water penetrates the skin deeply and clears out any dirt and impurities giving you a super glowing and beautiful skin.

Castile soap is a mild cleanser. It is recommended for people with allergies and sensitive skin, which makes this recipe suitable for all skin types.

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The vegetable glycerin in the recipe is a natural viscous liquid extracted from plant seed oils, particularly from coconut, soy, and palm. It helps seal in the moisture on the outermost layer of the skin while working its way deep into the skin to hydrate it.

Vitamin E oil helps reduce dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles by strengthening the skin’s elasticity and repairing any skin damage caused by free radicals.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water deep cleansing face wash
Things you’ll need to make rose water deep cleansing face wash
  • Rose water – 6 tablespoons
  • Castile soap, unscented – 1 teaspoon
  • Vegetable glycerin –  ½ tablespoon
  • Vitamin E oil – 1 teaspoon

Step 1. Combine all the ingredients in a jar

put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl
Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl
  • Pour 6 tablespoons of rose water into a jar.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of unscented castile soap and ½ tablespoon of vegetable glycerin to the rose water.
  • Puncture vitamin E oil capsules and extract 1 teaspoon of oil. Add it to the mix.

Step 2. Blend the ingredients & use it as a daily face wash

whisk the ingredients together well and put it in a pump bottle
Whisk the ingredients together well and put it in a pump bottle
  • Mix all the ingredients together using an electric whisker.
  • Pour the mixture into a pump bottle.

Use it as you would use a face wash, twice a day. You can store this cleanser for 2 to 3 months.

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Method 3: Face Packs for Dry and Oily Skin

Rose water can be used for both dry and oily skin. It moisturizes and restores the pH balance in the dry skin. The sugars present in rose petals give rose water a skin-soothing effect, and its natural oils seal moisture into the skin. Also, its astringent properties help remove excess oil produced by the skin and tone it.

#For Dry Skin

Dryness generally leads to premature aging of the skin and the appearances of age spots.

Rose water seals moisture into the skin. Honey is a natural humectant, which draws moisture from the air and retains it in the skin. Honey also has skin-tightening properties that help reduce the size of your pores and smoothen out wrinkles and fine lines.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water pack for dry skin
Things you’ll need to make rose water pack for dry skin
  • Rose water – 1 tablespoon
  • Raw organic honey – 1 tablespoon

Single Step Method: Mix rose water with honey & apply it as a face pack

combine both the ingredients and apply to your face for a beautiful supple skin
Combine both the ingredients and apply to your face for a beautiful supple skin
  • Mix 1 tablespoon each of raw organic honey and rose water.
  • Wash your face and pat it dry.
  • Apply the mixture to your face using an applicator brush.
  • Allow it to sit for 20 minutes, then rinse it off with normal water.

Use this pack twice a week for a supple and glowing skin.

#For Oily Skin

The astringent property of rose water helps fight the excess oil and dirt clogged in the skin. The lemon in this recipe is rich in vitamin C and has antibacterial properties. Lemon also strengthens the skin’s collagen and promotes elasticity. Fuller’s earth helps clear the excess oil out of the skin and reduces the skin pores, disabling the surplus oil production.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water face pack for oily skin
Things you’ll need to make rose water face pack for oily skin
  • Rose water – 1 tablespoon
  • Fuller’s earth – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice – a few drops

Single Step Method: Mix the three ingredients & apply the face pack

combine all the ingredients together and mix well
Combine all the ingredients together and mix well
  • Mix together 1 tablespoon each of fuller’s earth and rose water, and add a few drops of lemon juice.
  • Wash your face and pat it dry.
  • Apply the paste on your face and leave it on until it dries.
  • Once dry, wash it off with water.
  • Apply moisturizer, if needed.

Use this pack twice a week for oil-free and blemish-free skin.

Method 4: Reduce Dark Spots from Acne Scars

Melanin is responsible for causing hyperpigmentation in the skin. Lemon controls the production of melanin and has a skin-lightening property that reduces the dark spots left behind by acne scars. Rose water evens out the skin tone by soothing the inflamed spots.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water and lemon pack to reduce dark spots from acne scars
Things you’ll need to make rose water and lemon pack to reduce dark spots from acne scars
  • Rose water – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Single-Step Method: Mix rose water and lemon juice & apply it on the spots

combine both the ingredients and apply to your dark spots
Combine both the ingredients and apply to your dark spots
  • Mix 1 tablespoon each of rose water and lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Wash your face and pat it dry.
  • Use a cotton swab to dab it on the dark spots.
  • Preferably, do this at bedtime and leave it on overnight.
  • In the morning, rinse your face with normal water.

Repeat daily for 1 to 2 months to see reduced dark spots and a brighter skin tone.

Method 5: Makeup Remover

Due to rose water’s non-comedogenic nature, it removes makeup effectively. Rose water along with aloe vera, with its rich water nutrients, hydrate the skin after the removal of makeup, unlike store-bought removers that leave your skin dry and pores open.

Glycerin and castile soap retain the moisture and are gentle on the skin. The oily texture and antioxidant property of rose essential oil make the skin smooth and healthy.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water makeup remover
Things you’ll need to make rose water makeup remover
  • Rose water – ¼ cup
  • Aloe vera gel – 1 tablespoon
  • Glycerin – 1 tablespoon
  • Castile soap – 1 teaspoon
  • Rose essential oil – several drops

Step 1. Combine the four main ingredients

put all the main ingredients together into a mixing bowl
Put the four main ingredients together into a mixing bowl
  • Pour 1 cup of rose water into a bowl.
  • Add ¼ cup of aloe vera gel, followed by 2 tablespoons of glycerin and 1 tablespoon of castile soap.

Step 2. Add the rose essential oil and mix well

dribble few drops of rose essential oil and mix well
Dribble few drops of rose essential oil and mix well
  • Add a few drops of rose essential oil to the mixture.
  • Whisk the ingredients until they are blended well.

Step 3. Pour the remover into a pump bottle & use as needed

put the liquid mixture into a pump bottle and use it to remove makeup
Put the liquid mixture into a pump bottle and use it to remove makeup
  • Pour the remover into a pump bottle.
  • Squirt a little on a cotton pad and wipe off your makeup.

You can store this DIY remover for 2 to 3 weeks in a cool and dry place.

Method 6: Soothes Razor Burn

The cooling property of rose water helps heal inflamed and irritated skin. This recipe also uses aloe vera gel, which is known to cure wounds and soothe the skin. It is rich in water nutrients, which calm the skin and promote quick recovery. Lavender essential oil supports skin healing and is a mild analgesic, which eases the pain associated with razor burn.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water razor burn soothing solution
Things you’ll need to make rose water razor burn soothing solution
  • Rose water – 2 tablespoons
  • Aloe vera gel – 3 tablespoons
  • Lavender essential oil – 5 drops

Step 1. Mix together the three ingredients

combine all the ingredients and mix well
Combine all the ingredients and mix well
  • Put 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel in a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of rose water to it.
  • Add 5 drops of lavender essential oil to the mix.
  • Blend all the ingredients well.

Step 2. Pour the mixture into an easy-pour bottle & refrigerate it before use

put the mixture into a reusable bottle and refrigerate to use later
Put the mixture into a reusable bottle and refrigerate to use later
  • Pour the mixture into a reusable easy-pour bottle.
  • Refrigerate it for at least 3 hours before using it.
  • Use a cotton pad to dab it on the razor burn or any cuts and bruises.

This solution will last up to 3 weeks when stored in a cool and dry place.

Method 7: Moisturizer

Rose water and coconut oil, both used in this recipe, have antibacterial properties. Rose water hydrates the skin and coconut oil has lauric acid that moisturizes the skin from deep within.

Glycerin also has an emollient-like property and is a humectant that softens the skin and helps retain moisture.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water moisturizer
Things you’ll need to make rose water moisturizer
  • Rose water – 3 tablespoons
  • Glycerin – 1 tablespoon
  • Cold-pressed coconut oil – 1 tablespoon

Single-Step Method: Mix the ingredients & apply the DIY moisturizer

mix all the ingredients together
Combine all the ingredients together
  • Pour 3 tablespoons of rose water into a pump bottle.
  • Add 1 tablespoon each of glycerin and cold-pressed coconut oil.
  • Shake the bottle so that all the ingredients blend well together.
  • Squirt a pea-size amount of the solution on your palms and use it like you would use a normal moisturizer.
apply the moisturizer to get a soft, supple and hydrated skin
Apply the moisturizer to get a soft, supple and hydrated skin

Use this rose water moisturizer twice a day for a super glowing skin. You can store this solution for up to 2 to 3 weeks in a cool and dry place.

Method 8: Sunburn Reliever

Rose water plays an important role in reversing skin damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) sun rays. Rose water soothes a sunburn and helps heals it.

The vegetable glycerin used on sunburn seals in moisture calms the burn and aids faster cellular repair. Almond oil is rich in vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant that heals sunburn.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water sunburn reliever
Things you’ll need to make rose water sunburn reliever
  • Rose water – 2 tablespoons
  • Vegetable glycerin – 1 tablespoon
  • Sweet almond oil – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Blend the three ingredients well

combine all the ingredients together and mix them well
Combine all the ingredients together and mix them well
  • Put 2 tablespoons of rose water in a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon each of glycerin and sweet almond oil to it.
  • Blend the ingredients well using a whisk.

Step 2. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle & use as needed

put the liquid mixture into a reusable spray bottle and use it as a sunburn reliever
Put the liquid mixture into a reusable spray bottle and use it as a sunburn reliever
  • Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
  • Spray the solution on the affected area.

Use it as needed. You can store this solution for up to 3 weeks in a cool and dry place.

Method 9: Spray for Puffy and Tired Eyes

Rose water is the hydrosol portion that is produced when rose petals are distilled. This hydrosol contains vitamins A and C, which help with skin rejuvenation and reducing puffiness under the eyes.

Single-Step Method: Put chilled rose water on cotton pads & place them on your eyes

soak two cotton pads in chilled rose water and put them on your eyes to get relieved from puffy eyes
Soak two cotton pads in chilled rose water and put them on your eyes
  • Chill the rose water for 1 to 2 hours before using it.
  • Squirt 4 or 5 drops of rose water onto 2 cotton pads each and place them on your eyes.
  • Leave them on for 20 minutes.

Repeat this every day to reduce puffy eyes and dark circles.

Method 10: Natural Perfume or Mist

Rose water has a refreshing aroma and a very pleasant fragrance. This is why it’s used in many perfumes and mists. You can also make your own in the comfort of your home.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water perfume
Things you’ll need to make rose water perfume
  • Rose water – 2 tablespoons
  • Essential oil of your choice – 10 drops

Single-Step Method: Mix rose water and essential oil & use it as perfume

blend rose water with your choice of essential oil to make a bottle of mist
Blend rose water with your choice of essential oil to make a bottle of mist
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of rose water into a glass spray bottle and add 10 drops of an essential oil of your choice. We used lemon essential oil.
  • Shake the bottle so that the ingredients blend well together.
  • Spray the mist on your wrist or neck.
  • If you like the fragrance, you can make more of it. Just keep the ratio of the ingredients the same as that of the sample preparation.

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