Spritz Away! "A great way to use rosewater is by spritzing it on your face. Rosewater can also be sprayed over makeup to work as a makeup setting product, the mist will leave your face radiant", suggests Delhi-based makeup artist, Mrignaina Kumar. Fill an empty spray bottle with rosewater and spritz once you're done with your morning beauty routine to keep your face fresh and hydrated.
Dry and Frizzy Hair? . Mix equal parts rosewater and glycerin, apply on the scalp with the help of cotton pads and massage for 10-15 minutes. Let it stay for another 30 minutes and wash off with shampoo.
Facial Toner: Wet a soft cotton ball with chilled rose water and dab it on cleansed skin. Its mild astringent properties help tighten the pores and gently tone the skin
No More Tired Eyes: If you have tired, inflamed eyes - soak a cotton pad in chilled rose water and apply. It helps reduce puffiness under the eyes and get rid of redness.
Facial Cleanser: Rose water can be used a cleanser on all skin types. After washing your face with a mild face wash, all you have to do is add a few drops of glycerine to 1 tbsp rose water and apply it on your face.
Hair Conditioner: Post shampooing, use a cup of rose water as a final rinse. It helps condition the hair deeply, adding a healthy shine you'll just love
Makeup Remover: , this is one of the best makeup remover ever. Add a few drops of coconut oil to rosewater on a cotton pad and cleanse your face. The mixture works wonders to wipe off makeup and nourish your skin deeply at the same time. Note: Rub gently to avoid being harsh to your skin.
Fair and Lovely: Add 2 tbsp gram flour and mix it with rose water plus lemon juice to make a smooth paste. Apply for 15 minutes to get rid of self tanning stains on clothes or skin.
Naturally Plump Lips get ahead of the crazy, overdrawn lip trend and create naturally plump, soft lips with the help of a sugar scrub. You can easily buy it in any drugstore or create your own hydrating scrub by mixing a tablespoon of sugar, olive oil and honey together. This quick makeup trick will ensure your lips are super soft without any dry parts and will help your lipstick glide on like butter and stay on all day. If you really would like to take it to the max and overdraw them a bit, use a liquid or mousse lipstick and lip liner instead of a regular cream stick.
Recipe for Rose Water with camphor:
Add a pinch of neatural camphor in a bottle of rose water and shake it well. Use this mixture as a facial toner and wipe your face with it 3 to 4 times a day to reduce excessive oil and sebum, reduce open pores and cool and sooth the skin during hot summer.
Goodbye Acne: "Mix 1 tbsp of lemon juice with 1 tbsp rose water, apply it on acneic skin and let it stay for 30 minutes. Wash with fresh water and reap the benefits", says Dr. Rahul Nagar, Dermatologist, Max Hospitals. You can also apply a speedy facepack of fuller's earth (multani mitti) and mix it with rose water. Once it dries, wash it off. This helps cleanse pores, control excess oil and prevent acne.
Recipe to make your own Rose Water..
Option 1: Simmering Method
* dried rose petals (or fresh from an organic, pesticide-free source)
* saucepan with lid
* nut bag or several thicknesses of cheesecloth
* dark bottle for storage (spray nozzle optional)
1. Measure 1/4 cup of dried rose petals into your saucepan. Use 1/2 to 3/4 cup if you are using fresh petals.
2. Pour 1 1/2 cups water into your saucepan.
3. Cover and bring to a boil.
4. Reduce temperature to the lowest setting that still allows the water to simmer.
5. Simmer until the color of the rose petals has faded. Mine became almost colorless. This only took about 5-10 minutes.
6. Leave the lid on and cool completely.
7. Pour water and petals through the nut bag or cheesecloth into a dark, clean bottle. You can use a funnel or strain into a measuring bowl with a pour spout and then pour into your dark bottle.
8. Store in the refrigerator for several weeks or on the counter for up to one week.