Rose water for face; recipes and experiences

Rose water for face and skin care

Rose is a well-known ornamental plant that is planted in yards and gardens in front of the house. It originates from Asia, where its traces from the period of 5,000 years ago. The variety of Rosa Damascena has a very rich aroma, and is precisely why it is cultivated in large quantities. Among other things, the production of rose water.

In the world, the biggest cultivators of roses are Bulgaria and Turkey. In Egypt, Cleopatra used water for the care of her beauty. Like Julius Caesar who used baths with rose petals. It has been widely represented in India's cosmetics for centuries. Nowadays, it is used everywhere in the cosmetics industry as well as in medicine.

Rose petals contain precious essential oils that have a positive effect on our body.

Stay with us and find out how to use rose water and how you can prepare it yourself in your home. Learn how to use this natural cosmetic product for the sake of your beauty and care.

In addition to all this, this beneficial water is used in some cakes and desserts due to its aroma.

Rose petals are excellent for various skin problems

Rose water is a completely natural product used for skin care. It does not disturb its pH balance, so it is suitable for all types, but also for all age categories. The roots of the petals from which they are made are rich in essential fatty acids, tannins, and pectin. It contains also vitamins A, C, D, E and B3.

Its medicinal power rose water best shows on hair and skin. Due to the abundance of vitamin C, it accelerates the synthesis of collagen, destroys harmful free radicals and protects us from the traces of aging. It gives the skin freshness, softness and hydration. It has antibacterial properties, and it effectively treats wounds and cuts very effectively.

As an antioxidant it positively affects the tissue regeneration and strengthens the skin cells. With its regular use, you can equalize your tension if you suffer from dark spots, redness, or if you have problems with capillaries.
It is a good ally in the fight against dark-eyed and swollen eyes. It has an anti-inflammatory effect and soothes irritation on the skin. That's why rose water for eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis is an excellent choice. Also it is used t relieve stress.

Healing properties of rose water and all the health benefits

Rose water in aromatherapy has a much bigger role. Because of its smell it has an effect on the human body, it also affects a better mood. So it's an ideal supplement for your bath before bedtime, after a busy day. You will surely have a better sleep, as it calms and frees from nervous tension. In addition, this bath will additionally have a positive effect on the skin.

Rose petals in salads have a positive effect on health, especially on digestive organs. They are therefore used for better digestion and bowel cleansing.

As for treatment, there is tea from rose petals. It acts positively on the digestive tract, heart, but also in liver disease. Lung inflammation of the urinary tract, preventing the formation of bladder infections. It is good for stomach problems, jaundice, cleansing of blood, reducing abnormal menstruation, alleviating headache and dizziness.

Tea is made mostly of three varieties of rose, namely Rosa damascena, Rosa gallica and Rosa centifolia.
  • Sprinkle one teaspoon of rose petals with 2dl of boiled water, cover and fry after 10 minutes. You can sweeten with honey, if you like it so much. Drink half an hour before a meal.

Clean your face with this effective natural remedy

Rose water for face is the best tonic do cleaning your face because of its multiple effect. It has an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and regenerating effect. It calms dry and sensitive skin, and also eliminates excess fat when the skin is greasy. Therefore, it is also the perfect means for removing makeup, even those that are waterproof. But it does not irritate the eyes or the skin, and in addition it also hydrates it.

You can combine it with coconut oil. Just add a few drops of this oil to the cloth with rose water. In this way, your face will clean up the accumulated fat and dirt, and it also has the effect of narrowing the pores.

The rose water for acne and pimples makes wonders, which is another benefit of this miraculous remedy. Thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it disinfects, prevents irritation and infection, and prevents the formation of acne.
  • For such application, mix with lemon juice in a proportion of 1: 1. Half an hour after applying, rinse your face with water.

Here is how you can still use it for your face

The rose water for face can also be used in the fight against wrinkles. It acts hydrating and stimulates the growth of keratinocytes, cells that participate in the recovery of the epidermis. They participate in the regeneration of damaged skin parts. Strengthens the epidermis and does not allow excessive water ejection by sweating and keeps the skin hydrated.

Because of the essential fatty acids it contains, it contributes to maintaining the preservation of fibroblasts that play an important role in the synthesis of collagen. Thanks to Vitamin E it protects against harmful effects of free radicals.

Make a face mask with rose water and yellow clay.
  • Mix these two ingredients to such a degree that you get a mixture of suitable application densities on the face. When you apply it wait until it dries and then rinse it off. This mask cleans the pores, removes dead skin cells and excess fat. A positive effect also results in the reduction of acne scars.

As a natural cosmetics for face it can be used for the purpose of makeup foundation.
  • Wipe the face and neck with rose water or spray on them before applying makeup. In this way makeup lasts longer, while the skin looks great.

It will also not hurt if you add rose water in the face cream, so you will only improve its effect. Additionally, it will be fresh, soft and elastic.

A great effect is shown with lotion after shaving. It very quickly and efficiently soothes the skin and makes it soft. It is also used as a lotion, put it on a little piece of cloth and apply to the face with circular movements, in the morning and at bedtime.

How to use rose petals in cosmetics

Natural cosmetics is certainly better and less harmful than artificial creations. For example, in order to prevent irritation due to deodorant use, simply replace it with rose water.

Put it in a bottle with a pump and you will get a natural remedy for a beautiful and fresh body odor without any chemicals. Apply certain body parts with this product. Prepare your perfume by adding a few drops of essential oil of jasmine in rose water. It is completely natural and very efficient.

The hair straightener also has multiple positive effects. Just rub it into the skin of your head. It enhances circulation and promotes hair growth, and feeds and protects the scalp. It reduces inflammatory processes and eliminates dandruff.

It restores the hair, makes it stronger, softer. After washing your hair use rose water for the last rinse.
  • Improve your hair balm, combine 40ml of rose water, 20ml of hair balm and a spoon of apple vinegar. And mix with shampoo also has a good effect on the hair, it makes it softer and fragrant.

Here's an Indian tonic recipe that will quickly and easily cleanse your skin and provide you with excellent care. In addition, it has a protective effect from the sun's rays.
  • You need a fresh cucumber, whole lemon and 100ml of rose water. Crop the cucumber, sprinkle it with your hand and then strain through the gauze. Sprinkle lemon juice, and mix all the ingredients together. Shake well and keep it in a glass bottle in the fridge.

How to make rose water at home? 

Rose water, as well as the other flowering waters, are also called hydrolysis. They arise as a byproduct of the distillation process in the production of essential oils. They are used in cosmetics for tonics, cream ingredients, mask, gels, etc. However, why not do it yourself at home. It's very simple.

We will tell you a few ways on how to make rose water.

Of course, use only roses that are not treated with any chemicals. Therefore, when purchasing roses, make sure they are organic. Because poisons are certainly not necessary for the care of the body. It is best if you have them in your garden, then you are sure they are clean.

When preparing this product, use rose petals only from one type, preferably those with an intense scent. Fresh and dry petals can be used, we will specify both ways.
Rose petals should be pickled and washed. Then place them in an enamel bowl and sprinkle distilled water to cover the petals. Cover the bowl and place it at a very low temperature to heat. It should not boil because then the quality of the product is lost. 
It takes about 20 minutes for the rose petals to release their color in the water. When this happens, drain the water and store it in a glass bottle in the fridge. In such a way, without the addition of any preservatives, you can use it for the next week.
The procedure with dry rose petals is very similar, but without cooking.
  • Only dry petals are covered with hot distilled water (but not boiling). Cover and wait for it to cool down, then you strain it.

There are other ways to get medicinal rose water

Concentrated rose water which is later diluted is obtained as follows:
You need half a kilo of petals. Extract half with a fist, and leave for a few hours in the ceramic pot. Then add the other half of the petals that remain whole, mix well, and leave them to stand for another day. Then cook it in ceramic frying pan at a lower temperature. 
Immediately after it boils remove it from the heat, and then strain it through the gauze until you get a clear liquid. 
Leave it in the sun for a couple of days in a glass jar or bottle. Afterwards, keep it in the refrigerator, and when you need rose water mix it with distilled water.

Make it yourself with the process of distillation.
Take a bigger pan, place stone in the middle and pour the water. Before boiling add five-flower rose petals and cover the pan. However, the lid should be facing the opposite of the normal, and place the container on the stone. The pan is best to be made of porcelain. 
As soon as it boils, on the reversed lid place ice cubes. While the water enriched with ingredients from rose petals evaporates, the vapor will condense on the lid. So it will drop into a bowl that is beneath it.
You need to wait 10-15 minutes and pour the obtained rose water into the glass bottle.

How to use rose water in the diet

Besides being great for face and natural care, rose water is also present in the diet. It is mostly present in Indian cuisine and countries of the Far East.

Until vanilla flavor did not become so popular, rose water was the most popular addition to bakery products. It is still increasingly in some countries for example, for the better aroma of honey and alcoholic beverages

Rose water in cooking certainly deserves its place. It is used as a spice when making sweets. For the preparation of baklava, fills and creams of fruit or vanilla, for cocktails, fruit salads and juices. In the Middle East, it is an integral part of lemonade, goes well with teas, cakes and ice cream. For pudding, yogurt, rice with milk and the like. It can also be found in jelly candies.

If you need a handful of water for cakes, glazes, pralines and any other treats, prepare it yourself and for this purpose.
  • You need 5 dl of rose petals, 2.5 dl of water, 150 g of sugar and half a tablespoon of citric acid. Cook the petals in water at medium temperature for about 15 minutes. Cool and leave in the fridge for one day. The next day, apply citric acid and sugar, and then boil until the sugar melts. After this your natural ingredients for sweets is ready. 

How to make cakes with rose water

For delicacies with rose water, recipes vary. Those who like to experiment with aromas, need to try them.

Rose balls

When you want something sweet, quickly and easily make the balls. From this amount we can get about 12 balls.

You need:
  • One white chocolate (100g),
  • 60g of butter,
  • 2 teaspoons of rose water,
  • One yolk and coconut.
  • Pink coloring if you want it


First, dissolve the chocolate, then add the rose water with constant stirring. When it melts, you need to add butter and yolk and continue stirring until the butter is dissolved. When you get a homogeneous mass add color, mix and let the mixture cool down and tighten. Then take the scoops and make the balls that roll into the coconut.

Arabic basbus

  • 1.5 cups of farina
  • A cup of plain yogurt,
  • Half a cup of oil and sugar crystal.
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut flour,
  • A baking powder.

  • One quarter of sugar,
  • 1.5 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of rose water.

For decorating:
  • 6 almonds cut in half

Method of preparation:

Mix the farina, coconut, oil, yoghurt, half a spoon of sugar and baking powder. It takes about half an hour. During this time at the middle temperature, boil water with almost two cups of sugar and rose water. After cooking for only three to four minutes, remove it from the heat and let it cool.

Heat up the oven to 175 degrees, and pour the mixture into the pan, flatten it nicely, cut it to the cubes, and put half the almonds on each piece. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and pour the syrup. Eat warm.

More delicacies with rose water you need to try

Turkish delight with rose water.
  • You need it:
  • 450g of sugar,
  • 250ml of water,
  • 25 g of gelatin,
  • 4 teaspoons of rose water,
  • A few drops of red color for cakes.
  • Bulb density,
  • About 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar and a little oil.
  • Apply the oil to the pan (the most suitable dimension is 20 with 25cm).

Recipe preparation:

Mix well in saucepan or in deeper pot, now add rose water and gelatin so lumps do not form.  Then add the sugar and heat on the stove with stirring until it melts. Then raise the heat on the stove and wait for it to boil. Then lower the temp again and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the stove, add nutritious color, mix well and cool.

After that, put the mixture in a pan and allow it to completely cool and tighten for 24 hours. Cut and roll into powdered sugar mixed with gelatin. Turkish delight is stored at room temperature. For this reason, it is best to put the baking paper between the layers to prevent them from sticking together. The container in which you store it should be well closed.

Pudding with rose water and watermelon

It is a season of watermelon, and here's another interesting recipe. Rose water cream for ice cream, how does it sound? You will surely be delighted.

Necessary Ingredients:
  • 2kg of watermelon,
  • 150g of sugar,
  • 65 g of gelatin
  • And a spoon of rose water.


Clean and chop the watermelon for the blender, so mix and squeeze the juice. Put the gelatin with rose water in the pan, warm it up and mix well so that there will be no clumps. So slowly add watermelon juice with stirring. After adding all the juice, add sugar. When you cook, cook between five and seven minutes.

Prepare the puddings and when it cools pour it into the mixture. For decorative purpose you can do the following. With the spoon, remove the watermelon balls, put in a bowl and pour a little rose water and stir. Put it in the fridge, and when you serve the pudding, put a few of these pellets and sprinkle with chopped pistachios.

Rose water user experience 

When applying rose water for face, hair care and body care, experience is generally positive. Here are some of the comments from users.
I use rose water in the evening before bedtime, I wash the face, neck and area of ​​décolleté. In the morning my skin is soft and smooth, and redness in places that are otherwise dehydrated disappears. This is my recipe for a morning fresh look.
I recommend it to everyone, try this method of care. A couple of younger colleagues began to apply this method and they are just as happy as I am. Now I have a problem, they always expect me to bring a new great prescription to the company. M.T. 
My son loves Turkish delight with a rose aroma. Every season, I must make some rose water using a recipe I've found on the internet a long time ago. With gelatin, I will make this treat for my loved ones. Its aroma is wonderful and we all love it, and children are especially happy when I make it. R.E.

Additional advice and precautions when using rose water

It is always better to use the natural products you make yourself or from the manufacturers that have been tested. Rose water for face can be found in pharmacies and bio-shops. But this is often an artificially synthesized product, and therefore does not have the same medicinal properties as the one you make yourself.

Of course, if you are buying a finished product, make sure that there is pure water without many chemicals. That's why it's best to look for it in health food stores. It's harder to get a clean product, but it's not worth risking and using artificial, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Before precaution, apply it on a part of the skin. This way you will be sure whether this product is suitable for you and you are not allergic to it.

Note: Do not use it if it contains alcohol, in order to avoid unwanted irritation. The best is Bulgarian rose water. If it gets hot, it becomes cloudy and stale, it's definitely no longer suitable for use.

If you make rose water from fresh petals and you will use them in the diet, then use petals from full blossomed roses. Take the rose and turn it down, cut the petals out with the scissors. In this way, you will separate the basal part of the petal that has thickened and can be bitter.

One more thing that's important to know.
  • Dried petals have more essential oils in themselves than fresh ones, so they should be halved for the same effect.

The price of rose water and where to buy the product

If you are wondering where to buy natural cosmetics from rose petals, and whether it is completely safe to use, we have a solution.

In addition to pharmacies and healthy food stores, which we also mentioned, you can find it in various online stores. Sales sites are now already popular and the ordering procedure is very simplified. Just ask about the content first. It is very important to read the product declarations to get a complete insight into the composition of the preparation.

We have already mentioned, Bulgarian products have proved to be the best.

And finally, when it comes to rose water the price of water is around 3 dollars for a 60 ml bottle. There are also larger packages, for example, 230 ml costs 5 dollars and 330 ml of 7 dollars. It is obtained by distillation of flowers, containing a high content of essential oils of rose that act as a natural preservative.