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Monday, February 16, 2015

Rosewater, A Timeless Tradition in Beautiful Skin

Roses remind us of days past when roses were valued for more than just their beauty. Roses contain a substantial amount of vitamin C which results in an acidic rosewater helpful in reducing thread veins through the rose's tonic effects on the capillaries.
 By stimulating blood circulation, skin cells certainly benefit, bringing back that glow. Astringent and antiseptic properties make rosewater a favorite for those with sensitive skin who are seeking a gentle facial cleanser without added ingredients that could aggravate already irritated or dry skin.
Because rosewater contains anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties, it is one of the best and most traditional facial cleansers. Not to mention the beautiful, lovely scent.

Here is an explanation of these benefits:

An anti-inflammatory is a substance that reduces inflammation. Those with under-eye inflammation or on skin that received a bit too much sun can benefit from the application of rosewater.

An astringent can be synthetic or natural. It is used to remove soap film, cellular debris and excess oil on the surface of the skin. Tones pores without irritating the skin, rosewater is a very natural way to cleanse the pores.

Anti-bacterial means hostile to bacteria. Rosewater contains properties that help with problem skin.

Rosewater contains natural oils that help keep skin hydrated without clogging pores.

Mood enhancing
Roses contain a relaxing and feel good aroma, sure to result in a little smile as one inhales.

Stimulates circulation
Rosewater stimulates blood circulation in the blood vessels. By stimulating the blood vessels of the underlying skin cells, improvement can be achieved for such things as: under-eye puffiness and dark circles, thread veins, aging skin and sunburn.

Rosewater is made from roses, distilled water, alcohol for preservation and a touch of rosewater concentrate essential oil for additional fragrance. Without any method of preservation, this would be like any other herbal infusion and spoil within days. The alcohol is added during the solar infusion process and is not at a high enough ratio to dry out the skin.
You can be assured these roses are absolutely free of the use of pesticides. They are picked from my own rose bushes or purchased from reputable, organic suppliers.

Below are facial care products utilizing the wonders of rosewater for organic, natural, gentle skin care

Rosewater n' Glycerin Splash

Rosewater Facial Toner

Elderflower & Rose Vinegar Toner

Aloe Rose Facial Cleanse, Serum
Rose Facial Cream