Some use rose water in cooking, some for medicinal purposes. But, of course, every woman knows that the most effective use of rose water - for beauty.
Rose water has a cleansing, moisturizing and rejuvenating properties. This was known by the ancient Egyptians. Queen Cleopatra is often held face in the bath of rose water. And the ancient Roman baths invented with pink petals.
You are blooming rose garden? Then it's time to think about how to preserve their divine fragrance. The best way - to make rose water. I propose to make a spray that can be refreshing and moisturizing the face during the day, adding to its image of rose fragrance.
Cooking raw materials
Raw materials are rose petals. They must be freshly harvested, do not have as part of any pesticides and chemicals (unfortunately, this is only possible on your own site, in stores to get organic roses is practically impossible). It is best to collect the flowers as soon as the morning dew evaporates, about 2-3 hours after sunrise. Use rose water to only the petals, not the stems and leaves. Collected flowers can be washed, if they have dust and dirt.
What do I need to prepare rose water:
- Fresh rose petals (many, several dozen)
- Bottle with lid Spray
- A large basin (enamel) with a glass lid
- A small glass bowl
- Distilled water (available at pharmacies)
Start by preparing the petals. The more you have them will be all the more fragrant rose water.
Put pot on the stove, but do not turn on the fire. At the bottom of a large basin lay bricks. Top sprinkle petals, so they filled the pot.
Fill with distilled water to half the height of the brick. On the upper side of the brick, place a small glass bowl.
Close the lid and turn on all the plate in the big fire. The cover is best to turn, it will collect the rose water. Let boil the contents of crockery. What we need, it will condense on the lid and drain into a small bowl. This is rose water! To speed up the process of deposition of droplets in a bowl with a lid, the lid can be put on top of the ice and put a bowl of cold water.
After 30 minutes of boiling, you will collect a small amount. Give the rose water to cool before going to pour into a container with a lid, spray. Pipette will do it easier.
Spray for the face of rose water ready. You can add to it a few drops of essential oil of lavender or grapefruit - get a unique flavor of its own. But you can simply leave the water.
Store the resulting water can be refrigerated up to three weeks. It can be used as a spray to the face, but if you get to do a lot of rose water (it can take more than an hour boil), then there are other options use.
The alcoholic tonic
Mix 10 parts of rose water and 1 part alcohol to give an astringent tonic.
Rose water should definitely try to wash, because it has astringent, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic action. Mix 1 cup of rose water and 2 teaspoons of glycerin. It is possible to add essential oil (5-10 drops). The result lotion for washing.
- Rose petals can dry up. And to prepare infusions. Fill them with boiling water and leave overnight. In the morning strain and enjoy the means of beauty and youth. They can wash and add it to homemade masks and lotions. Dry rose petals, by the way, sold in some stores.