BENEFITS OF ROSES
Ever wondered what to do with all those roses you get on all those special days?
Instead of just smelling and stacking your roses, do this instead.
Do you know Roses have a myriad of health and beauty benefits?
I’m sure this will be very favourable for the ladies. Read the caption to find out.
These beautiful flowers have more uses than just being gifts on a first date.
Roses have anti-inflammatory purposes, and since they have astringent and antibacterial properties, they are excellent for people with oily, dry and acne-prone skin types.
Its extracts are very high in vitamin C and E, which enables loads of skin benefits like;
Hydrating the skin, moisturising, it also soothes itching, can be used as an active agent for pink lips, as a face toner and even as a make-up remover.
However, they have to be extracted either as oils or distilling in water to get rose water before being used on the skin.
1. Rosewater helps to soothe irritation; its anti-inflammatory properties can help soothe irritation such as eczema or rosacea.
2. Reduces skin redness; Rosewater has been used as a beauty product for thousands of years, and it can be used to improve skin complexion, reduce skin redness and puffiness
3. Helps treat infections; Rosewater has good antiseptic properties, which can help treat infections. As a result, Rosewater is often included in a series of natural medicinal treatments. One study even found that when Rosewater was used to treat conjunctivitis, also known as “pink eye”, it helped reduce the effect of the ocular disease.
4. Heals cuts, scars and burns; because of its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, it helps wounds, cuts and burns heal faster and can even be used to clean cuts.
5. Has anti-ageing properties; Rosewater is usually found in beauty products aimed at reducing wrinkles, showing that it may have anti-ageing properties and would reduce the appearance of wrinkles when applied.
6. Aids Digestion; according to a 2008 study, there is some evidence that Rosewater can positively influence Digestion and relieve digestive upset. It may also improve bile secretion, which further aids digestion.
7. Rose water helps in maintaining the skin’s pH balance and also controls excess oil
8. The antioxidant properties of rose water helps to strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues.
9. Due to the astringent like properties it contains, Rosewater can help clean pores and tone the skin.
10. The aroma of roses is a powerful mood enhancer; it rids off feelings of anxiety and promotes emotional well being, thereby making one feel more relaxed.
A 2011 study found that the extract of rose petals can relax the nervous system in mice.
11. The nourishing and moisturising properties of rose water helps to enhance the quality of hair. It is known to treat mild scalp inflammations and get rid of dandruff.
12. According to healthline.com, Rose oils helps to ease pain and menstrual discomfort. In a study conducted in 2013, patients with menstrual pain were divided into two groups.
One group was massaged with almond oil only, and the other group with almond and Rose oil.
The Rose oil group reported having less cramping pain than the almond group did.
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Rose essential oil and rose water can be pretty expensive but can cut down costs by making yours using those beautiful roses you receive on special occasions.
Rosewater can be made by boiling water and turning the stove off, then adding your roses up the water and let cool. Strain and bottle et voila.
I store mine in ice cube trays in a refrigerator, so it lasts longer and only thaws what I need each time.
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For rose oil,
Let the roses air dry, then put them in a jar and add any oil of choice. Let sit in a cool dark place or by your window sill for two weeks. Strain and bottle, and that’s it.
Now you have rose water and rose oil to use for all your beauty needs.
Do you know any other benefits of rose oil and rose water we haven’t mentioned here? Have you ever made your own rose water or oil? Tell us in the comments below.