Rose water – the 5 healing benefits you need to know

Rose water has been used as a topical beauty treatment, a perfume and as a culinary ingredient for thousands of years and its use has been traced back to the Middle East, as far back as the 7th century.

It is a fragrant water which is made by distilling rose petals, and is believed to have many healing properties.

Helps soothe skin irritation

Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties which can help to relieve skin irritations and soothe conditions such as eczema and rosacea.

Reduces skin redness

Rose water can help to improve complexion and reduce skin redness. The antimicrobial properties may help reduce acne by keeping bacteria under control, and the anti-inflammatory properties can help to reduce redness and puffiness.

Could help to prevent cell damage

Rose petals and rose oil contain a number of powerful antioxidants, which can help to protect cells from damage. One study’s findings suggested that the plant can help in the treatment and prevention of many free radical diseases

Heals cuts, scars, and burns

Rose water has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can help wounds heal faster. These properties can help clean and fight off infection of cuts and burns. They can also help cuts, burns, and even scars heal faster.

Has anti-aging properties

Rose water is often found in beauty products aimed to reduce wrinkles. That’s because it may actually have anti-ageing effects. In addition to soothing irritated skin, it may reduce the appearance of wrinkles when applied topically.