Here is another favorite rose infused recipe- rose infused witch hazel.
If you didn’t know already witch hazel has some pretty amazing benefits for the skin. Its astringent properties improve circulation, tighten the skin, and heal wounds. Native Americans have long recognized witch hazel’s healing properties and nowadays, we know of more uses for this amazing plant than ever before.
Some of the benefits of witch hazel include:
• Fades bruises– apply it to bruises 2-3 times a day
• Heals Blemishes– swipe over blemishes and problem areas like the t-zone to kill germs, heal acne, and freshen skin
• De-puffs and brightens dark circles– swipe under the eyes twice a day focusing on puffy areas. Use it chilled for best results!
• Shrinks varicose veins– apply to varicose and spider veins to tighten them and make them appear smaller
• Staunches bleeding– apply with gauze to wounds to stop bleeding
• Eases inflammation after hair removal– apply after waxing your brows to quickly close pores and bring down redness
• Relieves hemorrhoids– apply to the affected area for fast relief
• Eases sore throat– dilute in water 1:1 and gargle twice a day
• Tightens gums– dilute with water 1:1 and swish in the mouth for 60 seconds twice a day after brushing
• Heals swimmer’s ear– add a few drops to the affected ear, then tilt the head to drain
• Heals diaper rash– spritz on diaper rash to heal skin
• Soothes sunburn– add to bath water, chill it and soak a cloth, or spritz it on liberally to sunburn for fast relief
• Relieves itching from bug bites, poison oak, and poison ivy– apply a soaked compress to the area 2-3 times per day
You can read more about witch hazel here.
I love using witch hazel, especially for beauty and adding rose petals to the mix makes it even better!
Rose has a long history for being one of the best beauty secrets. In fact, women in the Middle East revere the power of rose so much, they never let anything else touch their faces but rose infused water. Rose is incredibly balancing and healing for the skin, especially red irritated skin that is prone to breakouts or aging. It brings down inflammation and redness and it promotes cell regeneration and rejuvenation. Paired with witch hazel it’s a powerful tonic for the skin. I often use it on my t-zone to keep pores tight and less noticeable. It removes sebum and dirt leaving behind fresh clean skin! You can read more about the amazing benefits of rose here.
How to Make Rose Infused Witch Hazel
This is such a simple yet effective recipe that can be used as often as you desire. I love using it after an intense workout on sore muscles and on my face to cool and freshen my skin. It will also balance the PH or your skin making your skin less likely to break out and who doesn’t want that?
Here’s What You’re Going to Need:
Loving Preparation- How to Make Rose Infused Witch Hazel
Make sure you source high quality organic rose petals for best results. I love to get mine at Mountainroseherbs.com! You can select different amounts, but I always buy the 1 lb bag of rose petas since I use them so often in my recipes.
• Fill a clean jar half way with organic dried rose petals
• Pour enough witch hazel to completely cover the rose petals
• Cap tightly and shake vigorously
• Store for at least 24 hours until all the color from the roses has faded. They will turn almost white
• Strain the witch hazel using the nut milk bag into the glass bowl
• Squeeze out all of the excess
• Funnel the rose infused witch hazel into a glass spritzer bottle. Don’t forget to save any leftovers! I always put it back in the original witch hazel bottle for storage
• Use as often as desired! I typically use this only after workouts, but you can use it morning and night after cleansing or whenever you need a refresher
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