Rose water has been used for thousands of years, starting in the Middle East, where they blended roses and H2O for beauty, food and drinks. Roses have long been revered for their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties, while water has been proven over and over again to improve metabolism and flush toxins from the body.
From making lattes to soothing sore throats, rose water can be used for many things, but it’s especially buzzy in skin care. The long list of benefits includes: tightening pores, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, hydrating and softening skin and reducing redness. Whether you’re adding it to your shampoo, toner or even body lotion, it’ll give your skin an extra boost in moisture.
And the best part about it? It’s really easy to DIY. We’re teaching you how to make rose water at home using three inexpensive methods below, but first, a lesson in choosing the right roses.