Roses are more than just beautiful gifts or decorations; this pretty flower is full of beauty-enhancing benefits
Cleopatra was onto something when she began using rose petals in her milk baths. The delicate flower is highly valued in the beauty industry as research has found rose extracts to have great anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Rose essential oil is a potent product as it contains an array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is also one of the most costly and concentrated ingredients around as you'll need tens of thousands petals to yield a single ounce of rose oil.
With the rose, you can also get rose hydrosol or bettern known as rosewater through steam-distilling. The complex process involves steaming small batches of rose buds in copper distilleries and collecting rose water drop by drop.
But it doesn't have to be that complicated, you can also make your own rosewater at home. Rosewater is often used in facial mists, toners and hair tonics as it has antibacterial properties to help balance the skin. So, this is a great DIY beauty project to do this long weekend and be on your way to rosy complexion.
Click this video to see two ways you can DIY your own rosewater.