Rose Water Naturally Hydrates + Evens Skin Tone

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Here’s our latest beauty crush! We recently discovered rose water and after a few spritzes, are totally sold on the stuff. Delve into the world of facial toners and find out all you can about this amazing-smelling hydrator. Mist, mist, mist! You will seriously become addicted. Read on to find out how to keep your skin super fresh and your outlook on life extra rosy!

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Rose Water Reduces Redness

Your skin will also benefit from its anti-inflammatory properties. A few spritzes of rose water works to soothe irritated skin and reduce redness. If you have any dry skin problems, such as eczema or dermatitis (or yes, even acne), get a bottle and try it out. Additionally, the water elixir not only evens out skin tone, it also tightens pores.

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Stop + Smell the Roses

Yes, even the sweet aroma of roses has mood-enhancing properties. Smells are directly linked to the emotional part of your brain. The smell of rose water has been linked by aromatherapy gurus to uplift your mood and soothe anxiety or depression. Talk about a daily refresher! Smelling the scent of roses can also reduce blood pressure and relieve headaches.  (“sure honey, let me just spritz my face!”) ;p

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Where to Buy

As amazing as this beauty buy is, it doesn’t cost a fortune! We were so excited to see Trader Joe’s stocking their shelves with rose water at only $3.99 a pop. What an affordable indulgence! For those of you sad sisters who don’t have a local Trader’s we are happy to report you can order their Rose Water Facial Toner via Amazon. It’s the perfect size – we recommend buying one for home and one for your purse!

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Antibacterial

If you have any cuts or scars, spray to your little heart’s content.  Rose water is antibacterial and has antiseptic properties that will soothe and heal your skin.  It’s also rich in flavonoids, which protect your skin and contains vitamins A, C, D, E and B3.  Read up on Vitamin C serum and Retinol (Vitamin E) to learn more about their skin healing qualities.  Keep some on hand (this is why we like it in purses) to keep your skin clean and clear of dirt and oil.

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Make Your Own

As always, we love to include a little DIY for you crafty beauty types.  You can easily make your own rose water with (yep, you guessed it) rose petals, water, and vodka (surprise!).  Head on over to The Diary of a Debutante for exact instructions.  It might kill you to de-petal a few roses, but once you make yourself a batch, you’ll be hooked!  The vodka is what gives it astringent qualities and it also helps preserve the rose water.  You’d be surprised at the stuff you ingest that actually works better on the outside of your body.  (AKA. Take a look at our article on caffeine and learn how to reduce eye bags and cellulite.)

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A Myriad of Uses

Once you get your hands on the stuff, you will be delighted to find all of the endless possibilities for it’s use.  Rose water can be used as a makeup remover with just a few drops of coconut oil added.  It’s amazingly soft and hydrating for your skin.  Spritz a few drops on your pillow to help you fall asleep, or use it as a perfume.  Add a few drops to your shampoo and conditioner to hydrate your hair.  Additionally, add some to an Epsom salt bath or use it as a body spray for a little dose of luxury.

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More on Roses

Enjoy all of the skin-blessed qualities of this heavenly scented spray.  We will also have some amazing recipes that use rose water ready for you next week.  For now, share the love!  Make yourself a double batch or buy a few extra bottles to pass along. This is a wonderful gift that will delight and inspire the recipient.  Terrific for moms of every age and natural beauties who need a little pampering.

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