Rose water has an old history behind its use. Eons ago, several civilizations used rose water in their spiritual rituals and procedures. In Egypt, Cleopatra used rose oil as an aphrodisiac some 3000 years ago, bathing in rose petals and milk. It is believed that old civilizations such as Babylonia used rose oil and rose water in the medicines and rituals, whereas in India, it was used in the royal cuisines for the royal family. Ancient Rome used rose water for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, whilst washing hands and bathing, whilst during the middle ages, rose water was used to beat stress and depression. Still today, rose water is used for a multitude of purposes in every household.
Read on to discover the health benefits of rose water.
Rose water is used in beauty regimes by men and women alike. It provides a wide range of benefits to the skin and is not only great at purifying but amazing at protecting it from bacterial infections. It is also a brilliant skin toner as it tones, tightens and clears blocked pores of the skin of oils, dirt and makeup. Rose water also heals sunburn and wounds whilst helping to stimulate circulation in the skin, reducing thread veins and broken capillaries, and lightening those dark circles under your eyes. Lastly, regarding your skin, rose water provides a calming effect on acne and eczema.
When it comes to that crown of glory that is your hair, rose water improves blood circulation and promotes hair growth whilst soothing irritated scalps, promoting hair growth, and eliminating dandruff and dryness. It can also be used as a conditioner as it revitalizes the hair. Rose water boosts the scalp and health of the hair, and makes it strong and flexible with minimum breakage.
If you think dry eyes suck you'd be totally interested to know that Rose water is very effective in soothing tired and fatigued eyes, making it great for those people who spend long hours in front of a computer for work. Applying rose water to the eyes brings a sparkle to the eyes and makes them look bright and healthy. Allergy sufferes are also said to benefit greatly from rose water, by applying it either directly in the eye or onto a warm cloth as a pack.
Did you know that, there are number of dental problems that can be cured with the help of rose water? Crazy! Providing relief from inflammation and gum problems, it can also strengthen teeth and provide relief against gum pains. If you are suffering with bad odor and foul breath, rose water can help you get rid of that too! Use rose water as mouth wash every time you feel you have an odor problem to effectively eliminate it and get a fresh breath.
Ahhhh...I know that there is not much better than smelling the awesomeness that is fresh roses, so it is not surprising to find out that the fragrance of the rose is a very effective de-stressor. This amazing floral beauty helps to release stress instantly also keeping at bay depression and hypertension. When added to a warm bath, the amazing fragnrance of the rose can be used as an aromatherapeutic anti-depressant to soothe your nerves and release tension. Since discovering the totally amazing organic beauty secret of rose water, I must say it is an absolute daily staple for me. I keep some in my handbag to spritz my face (including my dry eyes) multiple times daily. It is amazing! To make this little beauty even more enticing, you should know that the Shea Terra Organics 100% pure Moroccan rose water is made in the Moroccan valley of Kelat M'gouna by infusing Damask roses into fresh mountain water....how incredible is that?! Straight from the source.
- April 25, 2014
- Skye Palmer-Henzell