I'm going to take a wild guess and assume that you've probably heard of rose water, but here's a quick breakdown of some of the many awesome benefits you can get from these powerful little petals...
Rose water has been used on skin for centuries, and was a common beauty treatment for ancient queens. #fancypants.
It is still widely used to help reduce redness and blotchy skin, fight dryness, minimize and heal scars, and even prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles. Rose water is also astringent, helping remove excess oils from skin and naturally helps balance pH levels to calm inflammation and acne. That's why they're #fancypants!
The process to make true rose water does require a little preparation but is quite simple once you get the hang of it.
Put a ramekin (or small dish) in the center of a large stockpot and fill with water to halfway up the side of the ramekin. Add rose petals to water in stockpot and place a clean bowl on top of the ramekin to collect your rosewater. Place a large bowl over the stockpot, one that is large enough to seal the opening and fill this bowl with ice (replace ice as needed). This chilled outer bowl will collect the steam that rises from the water with roses and will allow it to drip down into the clean bowl inside. Bring water to just below a boil, only hot enough to create steam. Cook for 3-4 hours. The inside bowl will then contain your fresh, delicious rose water. Keep chilled to maintain quality.
You can add to a spray bottle and use as a toning spritz, wipe on with a clean cotton pad or even soak cotton balls with rose water for an under eye treatment to reduce inflammation and redness. Rose water can also be added to a bath or used as a hair rinse.