Rosewater facts

Rosewater is considered as a natural ingredient which is gentle on the skin and promotes the skin health as well. It assists in hydration, refreshing, soothing and cleansing the skin. It is very fragrant and versatile. It is used as hair perfume, facial toner, linen freshener and cooling mist. The rose water is also used for the culinary purposes. It acts as a cleanser and also effective to lower the signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. It also balances the pH level of skin. It contains flavonoids, terpenes, anthocyanins and glycosides which provides beneficial effects.

Name Rosewater
Native The cultivation of flowers for making perfumes and rose water gies back to Sassanid Persia.
Name in Other Languages Hindi: Gulabjal ,
Bengal: Golapjal,
Gujrati: Gulabjal,
Punjabi: Gulabjal,
Urdu:  Arq e gulb,
Spanish: el agua de rosas
Aroma Pleasant
Uses
  • Prevent eye puffiness
  • Freshen skin
  • Bath
  • Dry skin
  • Remove makeup
  • Setting spray
  • Toner
  • Soothe skin
  • Stress
  • Hair problems
  • Treats acne
  • Prevent tanning
Traditional uses
  • Refresh body and mind
  • Relieve depression
  • Clean face and tighten pores
  • Eliminates dermatitis, inflamed skin and acne
  • Provides relief from constipation, indigestion, lowers swelling and redness
  • Soothe throat irritation and coughs
 Precautions    
  • Check the ingredients.
  • The mixture of rosewater with synthetic fragrances or drying alcohols irritates the skin.
  • Before using, small test should be done.
How to Eat
  • Rose water is used in desserts and sweets.
  • It is added to refreshment drinks, cocktails and desserts.
  • It enhances the flavor of teas and ice cream.
  • Rose water is mixed with orange juice.
  • It is used in gumdrops, nougat and baklava.
  • It is also used in milk or rice pudding.
  • It is added to lassi as well.
  • It is a perfect substitute for alcohols and red wines.
  • It is used in jams and jellies.
Other Facts About one kilogram of rose petals is required to produce one kilogram of rose water.