Get to know the ingredient that’s sure to sweeten your skin, space, and cooking rituals.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Few things inspire us more than simple, multi-tasking ingredients that can be used to soothe, energize, and delight multiple senses. That’s exactly why rose water gives us some serious heart eyes.
What is Rose Water?
Derived from steeping rose petals in distilled water (like you would a made-to-drink tea), rose water has been used for centuries to add a little oomph to beauty and home rituals. Today, we’re rounding up three ways to keep rose water in fresh rotation in your own life.
Rose Water Uses
1. Meditate On Its Scent
Our Reviving Aura Face Mist Spray — which features both rose essence and “resurrection plant” rose of Jericho is just one way to take in its olfactory perks. But, trust us, it has a lot more to offer than a gorgeous scent. For starters, Alicia counts rose as a go-to for opening her heart and third eye to a clearer sense of self. Plus, studies have found that rose water and rose essence oil reduce headaches, ease anxiety, and generally elevate our mood.
2. Sweeten Your Sipping Game
“Rosewater brings a floral note to food, and enhances the natural sweetness in a dish,” says food stylist, health coach, and chef Carla Contreras. “Like a perfume, a little goes a long way.” She notes to make sure to use food grade rosewater, versus the kind you’d find in the health or beauty aisle.
Want to bring a little bloom into your diet? Whip up this easy (and tasty) beverage:
Fresh Fruit with Rose Water — Serves 1
1 cup fresh seasonal fruit
1/8 tsp. rose water
1/8 tsp. honey or coconut sugar
1/16 tsp. sea salt
3-4 mint leaves, chopped finely
Mix the fruit, rose water, honey, sea salt, and mint together. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge and eat within 24 hours.
3. Rose Water for Skin Care
Ever notice how lush and supple fresh rose petals feel against your fingertips? That’s a hint of what rose and rose water do for skin and pores.
In addition to filling the air with goodness, rose-infused offerings like our Illuminating Serum, Reviving Aura Mist, and Comforting Balm revive skin from all sides — purifying environmental pollutants, drawing moisture to outer layers (hey there, rosy glow), and helping other products penetrate even more efficiently.
(Speaking of which, our Comfort Ritual is a great place to treat your soul and skin to all things rose and rose water.)
How can you bring the power of rose water into your life and rituals? Share it in the comments!