Ingredient to Love: It’s Coming up Roses!

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

Shakespeare’s Juliet was one smart gal. Ok, she wasn’t really talking about skin care, but we like to think she was on to something.

You can find rose in teas, pastries, perfumes, and beauty products. Because of it’s healing and uplifting abilities, rose is also used for medicinal purposes:

Medicinal Uses for Rose Tea

Roses Promote Health and Harmony

Thousands of rose petals are harvested and distilled to make rose “otto” essential oil, or its byproduct: rosewater. Bulgarian Rose is the variety commonly used in high quality skin and body care products. It has more than 150 active constituents. Amazing!

Rose is soothing and nourishing for the skin. The essential oil moisturizes and aids in collagen stimulation. Rosewater helps tone and clarify skin, and works especially well for mature and dry skin types, or those experiencing visible capillaries. Rose also has a profound effect on the senses when used in aromatherapy. It increases self-confidence and self-love, aids in emotional fatigue, and is a known aphrodisiac.

Rose essential oil can be found in Sanitas Rose Scrub!

So we say: that which we call a rose, by any other name…would still be as sweet for your skin!

Want to make your own rosewater? Here’s an easy recipe for rosewater.

NOTE: the rose petals need to be organic and as fresh and potent as possible to get a really great batch of rosewater.

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