Roses are widely considered the most beautiful flowers in the world. Rose water beauty benefits are already known to us; similarly rose oil too has wonders on our health, skin and hair. Rose essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of rose petals and is composed of hundreds of essential components that are great for our health and beauty. More on tricks for growing perfect roses. Here is how you can make rose oil at home along with its benefits:
To make rose oil, you need 4-6 cups of rose petals, 1 cup pure olive or jojoba oil and some water. Keep water on low flame in a deep vessel. Once the water starts simmering, put a bowl in the center with jojoba or olive oil in it (jojoba oil works better). Crush or mash the rose petals using a mortar pestle and add it in jojoba oil. Put a lid on it and let it be in warm water for 1 hour. Now, take the bowl with the lid still on it and place it in the sunny side of a window. Let the rose petals soak in jojoba/olive oil for 1 week. After a week, take out all the rose petals and squeeze it so that every drop of rose oil gets in jojoba/olive oil. Filter the oil using a muslin cloth and fill it in an amber bottle. To make your oil saturated, you can repeat the entire procedure using the prepared oil.
Benefits: Rose oil invokes positive thought, feeling of happiness and spiritual relaxation which calms down the senses making you feel relaxed. It is the fragrance of rose oil that helps you deal with depression and is also used in aromatherapy.
Ways to use: Put few drops of rose oil on a handkerchief and keep sniffing it throughout the day or whenever you feel low or depressed.
Benefits: Rose oil has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and healing properties that can heal minor wounds when applied topically. It inhibits bacterial growth, facilitates tissue repair and prevents or treats sepsis.
Ways to use: Apply rose oil topically on wounds. You may also dip cotton in rose oil and place it over the wound and cover it with a bandage.
Benefits: Rose oil has bactericidal effects meaning it kills the bacteria and not just make it static. It can help with food poisoning and bacterial infections in the stomach, colon, intestines, urinary tract etc.
Ways to use: To use rose oil for treating internal infections, add few drops of rose oil (made in olive oil) into your tea or coffee or milk and consume it. Do this every morning and evening until the conditions improve.
Benefits: Rose Essential Oil can be of great interest for those who care a lot about their looks. It makes the scars and marks of acne and pox on the skin fade quickly. Much of this is due to the antioxidant activity of rose essential oil, which spurs on the healing processes of the skin.
Ways to use: To use, mix rose oil with coconut oil or aloe vera gel and apply on the scar.
Benefits: Rose oil has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties which can help heal acne. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, rose oil helps reduce the redness of acne and scars.
Ways to use: Use rose oil as a facial oil before bedtime and let it work all night. Mix it with your night creams, moisturizers, cleansers etc. to get maximum benefits. You can also add few drops in your homemade face masks.
Benefits: Rose oil helps prevents frizz, makes hair soft and shiny. It creates a layer on the hair that reflects light adding a subtle sheen to it. It also helps smooth out open cuticles of hair.
Ways to use: Use rose oil as a serum- take few drops on the palm and apply it on towel dried hair. Add fee drops in your shampoo or use the oil itself as a night hair treatment. More on diy rosewater spray.