I’m B-A-C-K with yet another DIY skincare product! For this blog I’m going to be sharing with all of you a super easy-to-make and completely organic facial toner. It just so happens that for my birthday I received an insane amount of roses (best gift ever am I right?) and well you know me, I hate letting pretty things go to waste! So to make use of these beauties I carefully plucked off all of their petals and made my own homemade rose water.
Among all the facials and beauty products that I’ve crafted from home, this rose water sits at the top of the list. It’s highly recommended, even for sensitive skin, simple to make, chemical free and offers wonderful benefits for your beauty game, such as:
– Soothes skin irritation.
– Reduces skin redness.
– Heals cuts, scars and burns.
– Contains antioxidants.
– Controls excess oil.
– Hydrates, revitalises and moisturizes the skin.
– Contains astringent properties that help clean pores and tone the skin.
– Revitalises hair growth and adds smoothness and shine.
Now, without further delay here’s the step by step guide on how to make all natural rose water:
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- A cooking pot. I recommend buying a new one used only for skincare recipes; however you can use one that you already have as long as it is cleaned and sterilized well!
- Distilled or filtered water.
- Rose petals.
- A spray bottle.
HOW TO DO IT:
- Gently pluck each petal.
- Add petals and water to the pot.Submerge the petals in just enough water to cover them (about 1 ½ cup).
- Place the pot on the stove and let it begin to boil. Once it starts boiling, cover and turn the burner to low.
- After 15-30 minutes, the petals should appear faded (like a pale pink) and the water slightly colored.
- Turn off the heat and keep the lid on until it cools completely.
- Remove the petals, transfer the water to the spray bottle and store in the fridge.
Done! Piece of cake huh? Now you can incorporate this natural rose water into your skincare rituals. Use it to set your beauty look, remove makeup, soothe your skin after waxing, or even as a pre-facial.