Roses have always been considered as a symbol of romance and are widely used for their beauty, in for royal gardens for example. In addition to their beauty and narcotic aroma, roses are also useful for improving your health.
“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”
Flowers, essential oil, hydrosol
The Main active substances:
Citronellol effective mosquito repellant
Citral – strong antimicrobial
Citronellyl Acetate – responsible for the pleasant flavor and aroma of roses, which is why it’s used in many skin and beauty products
Eugenol – powerhouse behind clove, the richest antioxidant in the world
Methyl Eugenol – local antiseptic and anesthetic (also found in cinnamon and lemon balm)
The best way to keep the roses and their curative effects is to dry them. Ancient Greeks and Romans used rose petals to decorate their spa. They valued the roses very much and decorated the floors and the beds with them. Petals have many uses, they are ideal as a natural skin cleanser, they act as antioxidants that fight free radicals. They are also very effective in reducing oil overproduction in fatty skin types. If you want to make home-made soap or lotion from rose petals, you will start with infusion oil. In addition to the healing effect on your skin, the petals of the rose smell wonderful and they work great as home made potpourri. You can mix them with other ingredients such as cinnamon or vanilla and make your own fragrance blend that fits into every home.
The most commonly used is the rose water, which has a very calming effect, lowers blood pressure, reduces depression and improves your mood.
It has also a positive effect on the skin, which reduces redness, balances the skin pH and is also recommended for the treatment of psoriasis, eczema and acne. Rose water is easy to make. All you need is one cup of dried petals, soak it in water and bring it to boil. Cook for about 10 minutes until the petals leave their color and smell. After cooling, filter through a soft cloth. Then mix it with your favorite essential oil as needed, put it in the spray bottle and use it as your own perfume.
If you prefer to use rose water for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects on the care of your skin, so do not hesitate and apply as a compress on your face. It will pleasantly cool you and nourish your skin. Do not be afraid to add vitamin E or aloe vera for even better effect.
The rose water can also be used as a makeup remover. It is a 100% splitter that will definitely not disappoint, remove every bit of your make up without a single waste. Simply mix rose water with jojoba oil and get the resulting solution.
Likewise, rose water is used to rinse hair or as a bath additive along with petals. It is a beneficial soothing bath I recommend to everyone after a hard day full of stress and nerves. In addition to rose water, you can add more salt and vapors to your favorite essential oil. You’ll feel like you’re born again …
Rose petals can also be added directly to minor skin injuries. Their antiviral and antibacterial properties accelerate recovery time.
If you mix rose petals with honey and leave it for weeks to lengthen, you will have an excellent cure for your neck. Add just a teaspoon of rose honey produced to you in warm tea and instantly feel relief in neck pain.
In the coffee grinder, add roasted dried rose petals and butter or cream cheese to them
Cover fresh petals with vinegar for several days and then use it as a salad dressing.
Cover fresh petals with 60% ethanol and use 20 drops to ease the digest system or to lower the cholesterol
How to grow roses:
Roses prefer fertile, damp, and permeable soils. They need at least 5 hours of sunshine per day during growth. Tolerate continental and subtropical temperatures. You can also find wild-growing plants, usually grown as part of hedges. Pink flowers are harvested in the summer.