The Timeless Beauty of Rose Water

For thousands of years, rose water has been revered for its exquisite floral aroma and remarkable skincare properties. This ancient elixir has stood the test of time, tracing its roots to the royal palaces of Persia, the fabled gardens of Morocco, and the lavish harems of the Ottoman Empire.

In the ancient world, rose water was a prized possession of queens and nobility. The legendary Cleopatra was said to bathe in rose-infused waters to preserve her stunning beauty.

The allure of rose water lies in its natural, gentle power. Extracted through steam distillation of fresh rose petals, it captures the vibrant essence of the rose – rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and therapeutic compounds. A true multi-tasker rose water offers an array of benefits for the skin:

Hydration : Rich in nutrients, it provides deep hydration without leaving an oily residue, plumping and reviving dry, tired skin.

Soothing : The anti-inflammatory properties help calm irritation, redness, and puffiness, making it ideal for sensitive complexions.

Radiance : Its mild astringent nature helps tone and tighten pores, restoring a fresh, radiant glow.

Anti-Aging : Antioxidants combat free radical damage to prevent premature aging and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Healing : The natural antibacterial and antiseptic qualities of rose water promote faster healing of blemishes and acne.

Perhaps rose water’s most sublime benefit is its heavenly fragrance that captivates the senses. The soft, floral aroma induces feelings of calmness and serenity – a simple pleasure that has been cherished across cultures for ages.

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Rose Water

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • - 1 cup fresh rose petals about 20-25 petals, rinsed and patted dry
  • - 2 cups distilled water


  • Remove the white portion at the base of the rose petals as this can make the rose water bitter.
  • 2.Place the rose petals in a saucepan and pour in the distilled water.
  • 3.Bring the water to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Once it reaches a simmer, reduce heat to low, cover and allow the petals to steep for 30 minutes.
  • 4. Remove pan from heat and allow it to cool completely.
  • 5. Once cooled, strain out the rose petals using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Gently press on the petals to extract all the rose-infused liquid.
  • 6. Transfer the rose water into a sterilized bottle or jar and seal tightly. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


To Use:
After cleansing your face, pour some rose water onto a cotton pad and gently wipe over your face and neck. Allow to air dry.
You can also add rose water to your moisturizer or face masks.
Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe irritated skin. 
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Soothing Rose Water Baths

Rose water makes an excellent addition to baths because it imparts a light, relaxing floral scent. The vitamin C provides antioxidants it soothes and hydrates skin. It can help relieve stress/anxiety


So many ways and benefits to using rose water, let me know how you like using yours?

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