BENEFITS OF ROSEWATER

Did you get roses for Valentine’s? If the roses are still there, why not make your own rosewater with them instead of throwing them away?

How to make rosewater, get your rose petals and boil. The formula is 1 is to 2. 

Example:

½ cup of petals, use 1 cup of water. Boil for 15 minutes, then use a strainer to remove the pe­tals. Pwede kang mag-add ng drops of rose oil (Fragrance Factory) to make it more potent.

Rosewater is also available in Indian stores. Here are the bene­fits of rosewater:

FOR YOUR FACE:

1. Use it as a natural facial toner. Rosewater toner is perfect to combat acne.

2. Apply rosewater to your face to tighten pores and prevent wrinkles. Acting as an astringent with anti-inflammatory agents, the rosewater will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

3. It can be used as a gentle facial cleanser. Make your own by mixing one cup of rose water, 2 teaspoons of glycerin and 10 drops of rose essential oil. The essential oil will add to the cleansing pro­perties of this rosewater cleanser as well as help preserve it.

4. Rosewater makes a GREAT makeup setting spray! Add it to a spray bottle and spritz lightly over your face. It will set your makeup and gave you a dewy finish for hours.

5. Dab on temples and eye area to ward off or soothe headaches.

6. Rosewater helps to balance the pH of the skin, helping to control both dry and oily skin and can soothe many types of dermatitis.
FOR YOUR SKIN:

1. For a light, refreshing perfume, add five drops of jasmine oil to a quarter cup of rosewater. Store your perfume in a dark glass bottle with a tight-fitting lid to keep away from light.

2. Soothe a sunburn with rosewater. Cool rose water spritzed on skin feels great, reduces puffiness and gently disinfects the skin, preventing infection and irritation.

3. Add rosewater to a hot bath to help relax as well as trap moisture in the skin, making skin smoother and firmer.
FOR YOUR HAIR:

1. Pour rosewater over your head while showering/bathing as it can reduce inflammation of the scalp, increasing the blood supply to the scalp and promotes hair growth.

2. Rosewater bene­fits the hair by acting as an excellent moisturizer. Mix some rosewater in your shampoo and you’ll be left with conditioned and moisturized hair that smells great and is extremely soft to touch.
FOR YOU HEALTH:

1. Add rosewater to bath water to relieve fatigue, produce a relaxing effect, improve your mood and lessen stress and depression.

2. Rinse with rosewater to soothe a sore throat.

3. A cotton swab soaked in rosewater can be used for treating and relieving inflamed gums. Warm rosewater can also be taken in your mouth for treating gums. Regular use of rosewater helps in relieving and curing paining gums, strengthening of loose teeth and removes bad odor from the mouth.
FOR YOUR HOME:

1. Use rosewater spri­zer as an air-freshener. Use rosewater as spritzer when ironing pillows and bedsheets, they will smell so good.

2. Spray rosewater on counter tops to disinfectant bathrooms, on couches, carpets, etc.

3. When cooking, rose water can be used in many dessert and baking recipes in place of vanilla extract.

 

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Summery Citrus Foot Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon calendula oil (available at health stores)
  • 3 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • A few drops fresh lemon juice

Cooking Instructions:

In a small bowl, combine the salt with the oils until the salt is completely covered. Soak your feet in a wonderful footbath to soften the skin. Then dry your feet.

Massage this mixture into the feet for 5 minutes, paying special attention to rough and callused areas. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. If you like, put on warm cotton socks to continue softening the feet.

VIDEO URL:    http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/healthy-skin-tv-9/default.htm?catId=20022&vidId=091e9c5e80413b9c

By: WebMD

Quick Fixes for Puffy Eyes

Instructions:

  • Tea bags: With eyes closed, place a moist, warm (not hot) tea bag on each eyelid. You can use a regular (like Lipton) or chamomile tea bag. You can also take several chamomile tea bags, moisten them in cold water and refrigerate them. If you wake up with swollen or puffy eyes, just apply a chilled bag to your eyes.
  • A slice of cucumber on each eye is really refreshing.
  • Slices of potato work well on puffy eyes
  • Cotton pads or puffs soaked in milk will deflate puffy areas.
  • Cotton pads or puffs soaked in witch hazel and left on eyes for 10 minutes relieves puffiness, tears, eye fatigue, and eyestrain.
  • A stiffly beaten egg white patted on the face will reduce puffiness; you can also you can add a few drops of witch hazel — it’s an astringent and will also keep the egg white from drying to quickly. Witch hazel also reduces swelling.
By: WebMD, thanks for the great healthy tips

Seaweed Cellulite Buster

Ingredients: 3 ounces clay 3 ounces dried seaweed powder (or crushed seaweed paper found at grocery store) 5 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil 1/2 tablespoon clear honey 2 drops rosemary essential oil 2 drops lavender essential oil (optional) Cooking Instructions: Mix the seaweed powder and clay with the lime juice to make … Continue reading