3 DIY RECIPES WITH ROSE
Fact: Roses have been used for skincare for 1000's years, the production of rose oils began in Persia. Two thousand flowers are required to produce one gram of oil.
The latin word 'ros' means both rose and dew.
Properties: Regenerates, a toner, an antioxidant, activates collagen production, evens skin tone, soothes, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, hydrates and gives skin a fresh rosy glow.
Essence: Each flower has its own quality, healing power, a roses essence is especially good for the skin as it is the outermost part of the plant, corresponding with the outermost part of the body - the skin, not only that they help us amp up the self-love.
HYDRATING ROSE SPRITZ:
Rose water is a true multi-use hero, try this one from our friends at Pukka.
1. Use as a toner after cleansing and lock in the hydration with your usual moisturiser.
2. Spritz throughout the day to freshen and for the mist of calm it envelops you in.
3. Add to a clay face mask for added hydration and its potent ability to tone fine lines and wrinkles, try it with HIBISCUS BLOOM FACE MASK.
ROSE SUGAR STRIPS:
If you want a quick hair free leg solution then this recipe is so easy and effective. AKA ' Persian waxing ', 1000 years ago the skin-care benefits of this flower were used for this hair removal recipe in Persia. It smells amazing!
1 Dozen heads of natural roses, washed
Juice 1 & 1/2 lemon
Side note - if you can't find fresh scented roses, pop in a couple of drops of rose petal essential oil.
Will keep in a cupboard for a year.
Layer the rose petals and sugar in the jar and leave in a cupboard for 12 hours, by which time you'll have a sticky rose syrup that you can strain. Heat gently to dissolve the sugar and add the lemon juice, infuse for 20 minutes, prepare your fabric strips and you are ready for summer legs.
ICED ROSE & LEMON TEA:
Iced Rose tea is not only a great way to hydrate your skin but it will help you to stay focused. Make up a jug of rose tea, squeeze in lemon, sweeten with honey and when its cooled in the fridge overnight add a tablespoon of chia seeds for extra fibre, antioxidants and Omega 3 (essential fatty acids). Transfer to a flask or bottle to keep this hydrating hero with you all day.