Updated: Jun 12
Rose water is simply water that has been infused with the spiritual and physical properties of rose petals. Rose is known as the "Queen of Flowers" and is a powerful healer of the heart. The benefits of rose water are incredible! You can use rose water for almost everything from cosmetic and beauty purposes to spiritual healing.
Although you can purchase rose water, there's no reason to spend money on it when you can make your own in less than 20 minutes. Plus, by making your own, you can ensure that the roses are organic and that your water does not have any other added ingredients, such as preservatives or other toxic substances.
How To Make Rose Water
I'm writing this article in late spring, because it's my hope that you have access to some blooming rose bushes right now. All you need to make rose water is a large handful of fresh rose petals that can be harvested from your own bushes or from a friend or neighbors.
Fresh rose petals are going to work best, because you are going to receive the most therapeutic benefits from flowers that are as new as possible. However, you can also purchase organic rose petals online. They're not going to be fresh, but you can still receive similar benefits. I'm a fan of these pink petals or red petals.
1/2 cup of rose petals
3 cups distilled water
Bring the water to gentle simmer on your stovetop.
Once boiling, steep the rose petals for 15 minutes. (Note: The petals will lose their color, and this is how you know you're done!)
Run the rose water through a strainer. You can compost your used petals or add them to bathwater to make bath tea.
Store your rose water in a closed bottle or jar and place in the refrigerator for up to two months. Enjoy!
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Now that you've got your rose water, what's next? Keep reading to discover 5 reasons you should be using rose water!
Reason 1: Love & Compassion
Rose promotes strong feelings of self-love, compassion, wholeness, and purity. On an emotional level, rose can help with overcoming grief, depression, loneliness and broken-heartedness. Rose helps us to feel spiritually connected to God's unconditional love.
You can work with rose water as a perfume or room spray to bring more love and compassion into your relationships. It's often recommended to use in relationships where libido, sexual confidence, empathy, or intimacy are lacking. Frequent use of rose will help you to open your heart chakra and receive God's love in every endeavor.
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Reason 2: Skin Health
Rose water has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, meaning that it can help to reduce infections and kill harmful germs. Therefore it's often used on minor skin wounds and irritations to keep them clean and heal quicker. Rose water can be used on cuts, burns, and minor rashes. You can also use rose water to make skin emollients and ointments.
Rose water is also anti-inflammatory and can reduce redness, itchiness, and irritation. It's often added to toners, moisturizers, and face washes. It's great for acne-prone skin, eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin, and rosacea. It can also hydrate and moisturize dry or dull skin while providing anti-aging benefits to fine lines and wrinkles.
You can simply add a few drops of rose water to lotions, creams, and moisturizers to incorporate it into your daily skin care routines. Or, you can try one of these do-it-yourself recipes:
Reason 3: Spiritual Protection
Rose water has been used in religious ceremonies and churches for centuries, primarily for its spiritual purification and protection properties. Rose water can help to clear out negative energy and refresh the energy of your home and aura. You can incorporate rose water in your aura cleansing sprays to cleanse your energy field.
Roses have a higher vibration than any other flower on the Earth. Because of its high vibrational properties, rose can help add an extra layer of spiritual protection around you and your home. The frequency of rose is so high that lower vibrations such as harmful energies and negative entities will not be able to thrive when rose is near. Rose helps to raise the vibration so that anything that isn't a good match to that frequency will want to leave and find another environment.
I suggest you bless and anoint your home or yourself with rose essential oil or rose water to raise the frequency and protect it from spiritual intrusions. You may also wish to utilize rose when praying or meditating to help you open your heart to receive Divine guidance and blessings.
Reason 4: Delicious & Indulgent
Rose water is often added to drinks such as teas and lemonades. It can also be added to sweet treats such as desserts, ice cream, and cookies. Finally, it's commonly included in flavored milks and other dairy dishes.
Rose can help to reduce stress and anxiety, balance your emotions, and elevate your mood, which is why it's often consumed for therapeutic benefits. It's also known to help soothe a sore throat and can be beneficial in soothing mouth sores.
Here's a few rose water recipes that I found:
Lavender Lemonade (hint: substitute the lavender buds for rose petals!)
Reason 5: Tension Relief
Rose has powerful aromatherapy properties that can help to calm and relax your mind. I love adding rose to my baths after a long day to help soothe my tired muscles and body. You can diffuse rose water or simply breathe it in. Create a room spray with rose water and mist it on your pillows, bed, and furniture. The vapor and scent of rose water is known to help reduce tension and stress.
It's also known that rose can be supportive in soothing muscle tension and headaches. You can make a cold compress of rose water by soaking a towel or cloth in cold rose water and wrapping it on your forehead, neck, or limbs. Leave it on there for as long as you desire. You can put your cloth in the refrigerator to make it cold again and reuse as needed.
Rose water can also be used to aid in digestion. I like to put a cool rose compress over my children's tummy's when they're feeling upset. You can also add it to your warm teas to soothe your stomach or throat.
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How do you like to use rose water? Let me know in the comments!