5 Surprising Ways to Use Rose Water!

From ancient times with Cleopatra, and today’s beauty blogging era, Rose Water is the secret beauty potion to beautiful skin, wellness and hydration. From its anti-aging and antioxidant rich composition, rose water can ultimately be your next natural health and beauty weapon. Rose water was initially created exclusively for royalty. As time passed, rose water became a healthy beverage used by an increasing number of people around the world.

1. Rose water can calm your skin

Rose water is commonly used to cleanse the skin as a topical skin toner that tightens pores! The most important skin benefits of rose water are its anti-inflammatory effects, and its antioxidant effects on free radical damage. Therefore, if you suffer from acne or rosacea and are searching for a natural treatment, rose water could help! Because of rose water’s healing properties, it’s ideal for calming irritated skin.

Here’s a DIY facial toner recipe: Mix apple cider vinegar with a few drops of rose water and apply on your skin with a cotton ball.

Here’s a DIY makeup removal recipe: Add a few drops of coconut oil to rose water and you have the ultimate cleanser.

2. Rose water can be used as a mouthwash alternative

Rose water has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory abilities that work to cleanse the mouth. According to several studies, herbal mouthwash with rose water extract can reduce pain and ulcers in patients suffering from aphthous stomatitis, or canker sores.

3. Drinking rose water

Yes, you can cook with rose water… And you can even drink it too! The extract is traditional in Middle Eastern food like lamb stew, rice pudding, salads and drinks! Just as rose water is commonly used to cleanse the skin as a topical skin toner that tightens pores, drinking rose water also purifies the body thanks to the flavonoids, tannins and other essential vitamins it contains (e.g. A, C, D, E and B3). H2rOse is the very first Rose Water and Saffron infused beverage to help make you look and feel beautiful from the inside out. Rose water is not only beneficial when applied topically, it also works wonders when consumed as a beverage. Rose water has anti-aging properties that can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, inflammation and even helps with reducing anxiety and stress!

4. Rose water can be added to your bath

Legend has it that Cleopatra, one of the first beauty connoisseurs, was rumored to take goat’s milk and honey baths with roses or rose hips (the berry-like fruit under the petals that are high in vitamin C, polyphenols, and carotenoids). And today, you don’t have to be Egyptian royalty to have the same experience at home.

Here’s how to DIY: Drizzle a few drops of rose water or rose oil into a steamy tub, leaving your skin feeling soft, hydrated and smelling amazing.

5. Rose water can be added to your hair

Dealing with dry hair? You can mix a few drops of rose water in with your shampoo or conditioner to help hydrate your hair! In addition to the hydrating formula, your hair will smell amazing!

The scent of rose water is beautiful and offers a number of scientifically proven therapeutic benefits. It has also been used for centuries in cuisine and in skin care as the ultimate fountain of youth. Whether you use it in the kitchen or in your bath, we hope you try some of these surprising ways to use rose water! Our favorite just happens to be drinking it: H2rOse!