I admit, the only reason I started learning about this at all is because the hair clip company that I am with, Lilla Rose, added it to their product list this fall. I figured I ought to know a little about it, so I started both researching it and using what they sent me. Here is the quick 411 on rosewater and five ways I am using it in my daily routine.
What it is
- Steam distilled rosewater is the result of the distilling process through which the rose essential oil is extracted from rose petals. Bulgaria and Iran are two countries famous for it and the roses it usually comes from.
- Rosewater has properties that make it a natural:
- As such, it can be used on your skin to hydrate and moisturize, smooth lines and wrinkles, soothe sunburn, strengthen skin cells, control excess oil, maintain the skin's pH, and as a toner, reducing redness and tightening capillaries. On your hair, it can help control excess oil, reduce frizz, as a natural conditioner, to revitalize hair growth, and make hair smoother and more shiny. Along with all of this, the aroma can be a natural mood enhancer and help you relax and sleep better. And all of this without any side effects!
How I'm using it
In the morning.
After a shower
Throughout the day.
On my scalp.
On my hair.
I love it!
Have you ever tried rosewater? I would love to hear your experience! I was delighted to find it lived up to its reputation, and was also pleased that the Lilla Rose brand had a pleasant but not overpowering aroma. (Even my mom, who is very sensitive to strong scents, liked it!)