During my last visit to my favorite spa for a facial, the esthetician used a fragrant product on my face. The aroma of the product was so refreshing and majestic that I could not stop myself from asking about it before leaving the room.
Do you know what it turned out to be? The soothing and exhilarating product was nothing fancy or complicated, it was just pure rosewater. Upon further research into the product, I discovered that rosewater could be used to make a face toner. It then struck me, Hmmm..Why not go to bed every night and go all through my days smelling like a freshly picked flower? My thoughts went roller coaster. I was factoring in the important positives of rosewater and also that it smells good, it’s soothing and hydrating as well for the skin.
DIY Rosewater Toner
I have earlier written about why you need a facial toner?
Before I share my rose water facial toner recipes, let us first understand: What is Rosewater? It’s simply flavored water that’s produced by distilling the rose flower petals with steam, or steeping the petals in water. The outcome is a fragrant liquid that has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Because of these anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities, rosewater has been acclaimed as a great skin spray, toner, and a useful addition to lotions and creams. Who wouldn’t want to walk around smelling like a rose field all day?
Useful Related Post: How To Make Rosewater At Home.
How Does Rosewater As Toner Help?
Rosewater tones oily skin, soothes sensitive skin, reduces acne, calms sunburn and repairs ageing skin. Read here to learn the recipe of my favorite rose water toner.
How To Make Rose Water Toner At Home?
You will need:
(i) Rosewater: ¼ cup (homemade or store-bought)
(ii) Witch hazel: ¼ cup (Buy Here Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera At Best Price)
(i) Mix the rosewater and witch-hazel in a jar or spray bottle.
(ii) Spray or put a small amount of rosewater toner on a cotton ball (or directly on your face), and then wipe your face with the cotton ball.
Tip: You can use this toner in the morning and at night, after using any of these natural facial cleansers and before using a good moisturizer .
Rose Water Toner Recipe For Sensitive Skin
If you are looking for a toner that does not irritate your sensitive skin, plain rose water is your best friend! It can soothe red and sensitive skin, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. You can soothe your irritated face by spraying rose water on face followed by gentle massage.
Caution: I have seen some rare cases of rose water sensitivity as well. So you may like to first test check on a small patch of your skin before you start using it on your face.
You can further combine rose water with oil controlling or moisturizing ingredients depending on your skin type. Are not you excited to try one?
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