Sometimes a relaxing mist is just what you need to cool and soothe your skin on a hot day.
It is so satisfying to take pure ingredients and create luxurious, nourishing products that support healthy skin.
Sometimes, we need to create something quickly and without much fuss to provide relief, this is one of those types of recipes.
We’ve been struggling through heat waves lately. Working outside when the humidex is extremely high is very hard on the skin. I decided to make a simple floral water to soothe and rejuvenate my skin. This is a quick and simple recipe that only has a short shelf life. Rather than storing this mist in a cupboard you’ll want to pamper yourself and your linens liberally and often!
I have added a twist to my usual rose water recipe by using lavender as well. Lavender is a good anti inflammatory and also helps to calm skin.
Rose water is very inexpensive and simple to make. It provides the botanical benefits of roses and lavender, in a gentle and refreshing way. If you don’t have access to fresh plant material you can order dried flowers on-line or your can use essential oils, just shake well between uses.
Spraying rosewater on your skin instantly refreshes and naturally hydrates it. Rosewater works as a facial cleanser, toner & moisturizer. It is also excellent for cooling and soothing your body.
About The Ingredients
Considered the fragrance of the Goddess Aphrodite Rose oil is YIN in character and excellent for clearing and balancing the heart chakra energies. source
There are many varieties (over 70000) of roses but I love Rosa rugosa for use in our medicinal, skin care and culinary recipes. It is antimicrobial, antiseptic & excellent for balancing all skin types. It is known for supporting: heightened Libido, depression, mood swings, relaxation and much more.
Lavender is known to balance all of the 7 chakras. It is also an excellent stimulator of the conscious mind and the third eye chakra. Lavender resonates with the powerful energy of the moon and cleanses negative energies. The oil greatly increases mind, body, and spirit health, while promoting love, peace, protection, purification! source
One of the best known healing oils, with a chemically complex structure. The botanical name Lavandula, comes from Latin lavare, which means “to wash.”. It’s topical properties are well known for being; anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-depressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, analgesic, calmative, detoxifier, hypotensive, and sedative.
Rose Water Skin Toner Recipe
This recipe does not require precise measurements. You just want enough water to just cover the petals. The more plant material the stronger the infusion.
- A big handful of organic rose petals
- 6-8 sprigs of lavender (optional)
- 2 cups filtered or distilled water
- 1/4 cup alcohol free witch hazel (optional)
- Spritzer or spray bottles.
- Place the petals in a sauce pan. Cover with water and stir. Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Cover and allow to steep and sweat until it has cooled completely.
- Strain out the petals, squeezing to extract all of the liquid.
- Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and store in the refrigerator. It should be good for a week. For longer term use you need to use a preservative to keep it safe and bacteria free.
- Lightly spray your face and body for a cooling, soothing, hydrating mist. This can also be used as a linen spray.
You can find organic food grade rose petals on-line here and lovely facial spray bottles here.
You might also like this recipe for Herbal Infused Oils For Natural Skincare and DIY Radiant Skin Serum & All-in-One Natural Skincare.