Rose Water: Benefits & Uses
There are tons of benefits to Rose Water! In addition to the beautifully floral smell, it can be used to refresh your physical and spiritual being. Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce redness caused by irritated skin, and help clear acne and eczema. It can be used as a gentle cleanser. In addition to these great skincare properties, roses are associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, as well as ruled by Venus, the fiery and passionate planet. Rose water can be used as a protective agent when worn on the self and on clothes, and roses are generally regarded as good luck charms in love and relationships. In this post, I'll teach you how to make your own rose water! This recipe makes a little over 4oz. You can use this rose water to mist your face and overall self for a light perfume and for the skin benefits, or even spray your space with it to promote love and protection from negative energies. First, you'll need:
- 1/4 cup rose petals
- 1 1/2 cups water
- A pot with lid
- A spray bottle
Place the rose petals in the pot and pour the water over them. Place the lid on the pot and bring the water to a boil. Once the water it boiling, bring the mixture to a simmer and let it sit simmering for 10 minutes, or until the color is completely drained from the petals.
You now have rose water! Pour the water into the spray bottle and mist away. I like to leave the bottle in the fridge so I can use the rose water as a cooling mist. For some extra fun, you can add shimmer powder to your rose water for a glitter effect on the skin. Also, adding a charged rose quartz crystal can aid the protective properties of the rose water as well as help bring loving energies to you and your space.