When it comes to roses, we thought we knew it all. What easily came to mind was the celebratory function attached to it. Weddings, birthdays, proposals, dates, graduations appreciations, thanksgiving; well just about any beautiful event worth celebrating, just name it. They are not only a beauty to the human eyes and heart to behold, they are fragrant and infuse life to any environment or event they have the opportunity to grace. But then, would you also believe that the aesthetic effect of roses is not all there is to them? Roses have an amazing therapeutic effect and it would only take you some moments of reading what follows for you to discover.
Right from centuries before, rosewater has been traditionally used for the manufacture of beauty products and perfumes, making use of its fragrance. Made by steeping or steam-distilling rose petals in water to isolate the plant’s essential oils, rose water is now widely known for its hair and skin benefits.
Replacing the chemical-based fragrance of making beauty products, rose water provides an alternative that is natural and both therapeutic in its effects. Let’s take a look at some of its benefits.
Soothes irritated skin and scalp
It is a gentle astringent that has the tremendous ability to soothe irritated skin and scalp. Hence, skin irritations such as eczema, rashes, and itching can be soothed using rose water. This is because it possesses some active anti-inflammatory ingredients.
Rosewater serves as a veritable means of naturally conditioning and moisturizing the hair and scalp because it is rich in flavonoids and vitamins B3, C, D, and E. the sugars in the rose petals add to its calming effects. It is also known to stabilize the hair’s pH balance because its pH is similar to that of the human hair. It also aids in repairing damaged hair or hair loss.
Rosewater also lessens dandruff caused by fungal infections, while it is speculated to also enhance hair growth especially when it is mixed with aloe vera.
It aids healing
If you have ever been in search of a natural means to heal your wounds, burns, or cuts, rose water may be an easy and gentle way out. Rosewater contains some anti-bacterial, analgesic, and antiseptic properties that help to tackle infections effectively and efficiently. This way, wounds close up promptly and blood clots faster.
It soothes skin inflammation
Have you been experiencing skin redness lately? Simply try out rose water. Since it is not only used to treat internal infections, its usage extends to external use also. With proper application, all forms of skin inflammation and soreness disappear in no time. It gives your skin a brighter tone which is pleasing to the eyes.
Who wouldn’t want to be forever young? With rose water, this is possible a million times and over. It has been discovered to prevent cells from damaging; thanks to the oils extracted from distilling its petals in steam. The antioxidants produced from them help the skin maintain its firmness, thereby reducing wrinkles.
It relieves stress through aromatherapy
A naturally effective means of letting off the steam of stress is the inhalation of rose water and its essential oil. Inhaling its fragrant aroma for about 30 – 45 minutes has been revealed to relieve headaches. Now, you may even have warm baths in rose water and relax all the tension in your muscles after a long day at work.
What else are you waiting for? If you experience inflammations, or stress, or you simply want to improve your skin tone, rose water provides the answer and more for you most gently and naturally.