Self-Care Sunday – DIY Rose Water & Rose Scrub

I’m pretty new to the use of body scrubs. I have always wanted to give them a shot, but I felt my skin too sensitive to use the ones from the store. Mother’s day left my house full of roses, so I decided to give a rose scrub a try. There were so many lying around that I decided to make my own rose water also.
 
Roses have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties. When used on the body, they can reduce stress and aid in creating glowing skin by locking in moisture. When consumed, rose water enhances mood, aids in digestion, and heals skin from the inside. It is also a natural astringent, removing dirt from clogged pores when used as a toner.
 
Below are my two recipes for a rose body scrub and rose water.

rose scrub ingredients

Rose Scrub Ingredients:

IngredientMeasurements
Rose Petals1 cup
Absolute Rose Oil5 drops
Oil1/3 cup
Sugar1 cup

*You can use the carrier oil of your choosing. All I had at the moment was olive oil, but it moisturized my skin so well that I’ll probably always use it.

How To:


Rose Water Ingredients

IngredientsMeasurements
Rose Petals2 cups
Distilled or Bottled Water2 1/2 cups

How To:

 

Results:

diy rose scrub

 

After using the body scrub, my skin was left so moisturized that I didn’t even need to put on lotion after my shower. I mixed half rose water and half apple cider vinegar for a toner. The results on my skin have left me super satisfied. I haven’t used any foundation or concealer lately! Just filling in my brows, putting on mascara, and using a liquid highlighter before heading out the door. I plan on having some tea made from the rose water and little bit of honey today. I’ll update you later with those results.

Let me know if you decided to give these recipes a try or if you have experimented with any other rose usage. Hope you enjoy!

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