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Roses are known for their beauty and natural scent. The aroma of roses is soothing to the senses and calming to the mind. Rose is so light and subtle to inhale. The energetics of the plant benefit your beauty routine and influence your inner well-being. If you didn't know the wonders Rose can work for your skin care routine, keep reading on to learn more. For guidance on preparing your own Rose Water at home scroll down to the Home Beauty Lab. This reading also contains a visualization exercise for your overall well-being. 

The use of Rose in skin care can actually help reduce the overall inflammation of spots and redness on the skin. It produces a soothing feeling that can improve the skin’s appearance and texture, addressing issues caused by rosacea, acne, and eczema. Rose is great even if you simply have sensitive skin. 

Rose is a natural astringent and works as a refreshing toner for the skin. Most toners contain alcohol so they can be drying. In general, Rose toners are designed to clean and refresh the skin. Toners reduce the size of the pores and visibly makes the skin appear smoother. A rose toner tightens the skin and helps the skin to retain moisture. 

Not to be confused with culinary Rosewater that can be found in grocery stores. The process to create that product is different from what we will be doing in the beauty lab.

Rose Water Recipes

What You Need

Fresh Roses

Water (distilled/ tap or filtered is fine)

Pot or Pan

Dark Green or Amber Colored Bottle

Strainer or Cheesecloth


Gently Pull apart the Rose Petals from the Rose Bud.

Collect the Rose petals and place them in all in a small pot or sauce pan.

Cover with water and bring to a boil. Once the pot boils, turn the water down to a simmer.

Leave the contents boiling until the color has left the Petals.

Let the water cool before Straining with a strainer or cheese cloth.

Then pour into a dark colored bottle and store in the fridge or a cool location.

*Keep the Rose Water refrigerated to keep for a month. 

**Feel Free to add alcohol, witch hazel, or overproof rum to extend the shelf life. Do not use after three months. Use your homemade Rosewater Daily!

Dried Rose Water Recipes

What You Need

¼ Dried Roses

1½ Cup of Water

Pot or Pan

Dark Green or Amber Colored Bottle

Strainer or Cheese Cloth


Pour Contents into a pot or pan and Bring to a Boil

Let the Contents simmer on low heat until the color fades from the petals.

Let the Water Cool before Straining with a strainer or cheese cloth.

Then pour into a dark colored bottle and store in the fridge or a cool location.

*Keep the Rose Water refrigerated to keep for a month. 

Rose contains a high amount of Vitamin C, which is one of the most important ingredients you can incorporate into your skin. Vitamin C helps protect the skin from damage. Vitamin C applied to the skin can encourage new collagen to grow while maintaining the collagen present. So if you are experiencing dry skin or have experienced sunlight for prolonged periods of time, your skin may feel dehydrated. Rose Water is a great remedy. 

Imagine a bouquet of roses blooming voluminously in a vase. Gently feel the softness between your fingers. Rose petals have a gentle coolness to them at times feel like the thinest cutlets off a velvety fabric.

After a bath or shower, prepare a space for yourself to meditate. Sit Yourself upright in a comfortable position. Take as many deep grounding breathes that you need. Bring an awareness to the six feet distance around your body. Form a clear glass shaped like what ever vase suits your imagination.

Imagine now that the outermost layer of skin on your body is covered in Rose Petals. Gently caress your skin feeling the smoothest supple texture of the petals covering your body. 

When using products that contain Rose visualize your skin feeling just as soft as the rose petals. The product is a tool assisting you in this exercise to practice intentional skin care. These products as are great suggestions for skincare ASMR.
Living Stone Wellness offers Lovely Body Oil an infusion of Rose and Hibiscus, Pynk Shea Butter Smoothie is fragranced with Rose, and the Sugar Scrub. As you rub and massage the product into your skin, think of your skin being covered in rose petals and you are peeling back the gentle layers. Your entire body is covered in red Rose Petals. 

“Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.”
Matshona Dhliwayo




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