Rose Water Talk

I could never imagine beautiful Rose can be an ingredient for skin care products.  I was attracted by this Ingredient when i first learned products with Rose and I could not wait to try the Rose Water series from Grinif.  Rose is such a beautiful creature with great scant, I am also a “rose” person just like many of you.  I remember one of my sisters (I have 4 elder sisters by the way) used to make her own dried flowers at home when I was little.  I used to help her along the way so i learned how to by then, they are very easy to make indeed.   It is a real natural air fresher after all.

I still make my own dried roses from time to time and here is the easy process:

Ingredients: Rose flowers (suggesting 12pcs)

  1. Display them by placing them inside a vase before they “die”.
  2. After 3-7 days of displaying time, once you see rose flower’s bud starting to fall down, take out the whole stack of roses and hang it upside down.
  3. Hang rose flowers upside down until they are completely dried out, this usually take a longer time from 5 days to 15 days.  (Tips: please make sure you hang them in a safe area without anyone touching them because petals are easily fall off on the drying stage)
  4. After they are completely dry, take them out and spray some “glue water”.  You can make your own glue water by mixing water with white or transparency glue, prepare them into a spray bottle.
  5. You can then have dried roses as display whichever way you want, a friendly tips is to spray”rose perfume” onto your dry roses from time to time to keep it smelling fresh.

Except for display, Rose Water is now widely use as skin care products (for face, acne, cleanser, cream etc), flowering tea, body treatment, hair treatment or cooking, etc.

I never know Rose Water can be used for skin care.  The only time I remember seeing something related to Rose Water  was in a spa place with one of my friends in the US and they had some kind of Rose Water as treatment but I was vague what it was for.

So what is Rose Water?

Rose Water is a flavoured water made by steeping rose petals in water. It is the hydrosol portion of the distillate of rose petals, a by-product of the production of rose oil for use in perfume. It is used to flavour food, as a component in some cosmetic and medical preparations, and for religious purposes throughout Europe and Asia. Rose syrup is made from rose water, with sugar added.

Here are some interesting articles about Rose Water:

  • Rose Water for Acne – Best Acne Treatment – Rose water for acne, hundreds of websites tell us, is the easiest way to get rid of acne and the scars it leaves behind. But is rose water really a workable treatment for acne?
  • 4 Ways to Use Rose Water for Damaged Hair – There is a love affair with humans and roses. Rose water is used in beauty products, perfumes, and even in cooking mainly in Middle Eastern recipes. It is made by steeping or steam distilling rose petals in water in order to isolate the plant’s essential oils. Rose water is a natural but gentle astringent that can soothe irritated skin and scalp. It naturally conditions and moisturizers because it is rich in flavonoids and vitamins A, B3, C, D, and E. The sugars in the rose petals add to the rose water’s calming effects.
  • natural skin care: 9 ways to use rose water for beautiful skin – Rose water has many benefits and can be used in various ways to benefit your skin and overall well-being. No matter what your skin type is – this “wonder of nature” can bring you handful of goodness!

Grinif is a factory that has the whle set of Rose Water skin care routine.  I am currently using it and I love the scent and texture.

Rose is part of the ingredient on following Banila products, I personally is not a big Banila   It Radiant fan (oppsss… I think I am not suppose to say that cos Skin18 is selling).  I mean they are ok to be used (I used their essence and most in the pasted) but just nothing too special.  As I said, I always swtuchh between brands and I will also choose Banila as one of them. 😉

Rose Facial Masks:  those are the one you should try because first of all there are not many brands that will do Mask with Rose, second of all all of those are GOOD branded masks.

At last, I found an interesting making Rose Water article to share, Enjoy!! 

 Ingredients: Rose flowers (suggesting 12pcs), Water, Ice. 

  1. In the center of a large pot (the speckled blue canning pots are ideal) with an inverted lid (a rounded lid), place a fireplace brick. On top of the brick place the bowl. Put the roses in the pot; add enough flowers to reach the top of the brick. Pour in just enough water to cover the roses. The water should be just above the top of the brick.
  2. 2. Place the lid upside down on the pot. Turn on the stove and bring the water to a rolling boil, then lower heat to a slow steady simmer. As soon as the water begins to boil, toss two or three trays of ice cubes (or a bag of ice) on top of the lid.
  3. 3. You’ve now created a home still! As the water boils the steam rises, hits the top of the cold lid, and condenses. As it condenses it flows to the center of the lid and drops into the bowl. Every 20 minutes, quickly lift the lid and take out a tablespoon or two of the rose water. It’s time to stop when you have between a pint and a quart of water that smells and tastes strongly like roses.

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