Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fabulous Eco-Rose Water Facial Cleanser


Rose water is one of the all-time best and most traditional facial cleansers, because of its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. And not only is great for your skin but the smell is just fabulous!! You can make your own rose water facial cleanser, it is very easy. Keep reading for the recipe.


Ingredients
1 cup rose-infused water (see below)
2 teaspoons glycerin
5 to 10 drops rose essential oil

Preparation
Place a handful of dried rose petals in a mason jar, cover with boiling water, seal, and let set overnight. Note that dried rose petals are available in many health food stores (as is vegetable glycerin), or online from herbal supply stores.

After the rose petal infusion has set overnight, strain. Combine the ingredients in a pretty jar, and shake to blend. Note that you will extend the shelf life if you add 1/2 a teaspoon of grapefruit seed extract (available in health food stores). The antiseptic quality of essential oils will also act as a preservative.

You can also add some sugar and rub your hands to do a home-made scrub...you will end up with your hands smelling fabulous.
You can also use it to cure baby rush!

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