Rose water is a beautiful addition to any daily skincare ritual. With cooling and calming actions, rose water helps reduce inflammation, redness, and is a wonderful tonic for all skin types. Rose also supports the heart chakra, inviting more love, tenderness, and openness.
Here are some of our favorite actions of rose water.
1) It soothes and calms redness + inflammation.
With its ability to calm skin, rose water naturally soothes and tones the skin, resulting in a brighter complexion. If you have acne, rosacea, or other inflamed skin imbalances, rose water can help calm the skin without the use of essential oils or harsh additives and preservatives that you may find in your conventional skincare routine. Rosewater also helps soothe freshly-shaven, sun damaged, and burned skin.
2) It gently preps your face prior to applying makeup.
Rose water hydrates the skin, providing a clean + happy face that gives you a natural glow without much makeup at all. Because rose is naturally astringent, it calms inflammation and reduces redness.
3) It can help with hyperpigmentation.
Rose is considered a cell rejuvenator, so if you experience hyperpigmentation, using rose water in your daily ritual can help balance out your skin.
4) It can help your strands grow faster + stronger.
Simply spritz your hair after a shower and comb through the rose water. Add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to stimulate hair growth.
5) It calms the mind + spirit.
Using rose water before bed can help calm your mind + spirit from the day. Adding it to your daily ritual can signal to your brain that it's time for bed, giving you a more restful sleep. Spritz your bed before sleep or your space prior to your yoga practice to calm the mind and enliven the spirit.
6) It supports heart-opening practices.
With the ability to 'open' the heart, rose helps with envy, insecurity, grief, and insomnia. Misting rose water in your space prior to a difficult conversation or simply when you want to lead with the heart, rose can help in your personal relationships and support the emotional self. I like to occasionally put rosewater in my essential oil diffuser to add a warming touch to our home.
Flowers and plants are our allies, not only for natural beauty but also for the support of our rituals. Whether rosewater is added into your skincare ritual daily or once a week, adding the heart-opening medicine can invoke a more loving feeling to your days and a healthy glow.
Lagom Body Co. is an organic, elegant, and holistic skincare line designed to bring you closer to nature. Founded by holistic herbalist, Kristen Runvik, Lagom Body Co. aims to offer beautiful organic skincare made from nature while offering education on nature and plants for more peace and joy in the world. Learn more about our plants and our process here.