Rose hip seeds – especially that of the rosa canina species – are 8 times higher in Vitamin C than oranges, making rose water made from this species a potent antioxidant. Besides this, it increases elasticity so is ideal for fending off wrinkles, while deeply nourishing the skin, leaving the complexion hydrated and radiant.
Rose water is anti-inflammatory and soothing – perfect for helping relax and de-stress the eyes. Banish dark circles by placing rosewater-soaked cotton balls on the under eye area for a few minutes.
Add a cap-ful of rose water to your shampoo. Not only will this help hair growth, its antiseptic qualities also soothe an irritated scalp, getting rid of dryness and dandruff. Plus, the delicate scent will make your hair smell lovely.
Used by aromatherapists as an antidepressant, sedative and even an aphrodisiac, you can be sure that a rose water-infused bath will work a charm. Simply tip a few cap-fulls in a warm bath to lift the spirits and calm nervous tension, instability or depression.
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Soak a clean cotton cloth in rose water and pop it in the fridge for a couple of hours. Spread it over stinging skin after a Brazilian or basic wax for immediate relief.