DIY Rose Recipes

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Did you know that the universally beautiful rose has it's own month? June is National Rose Month and to celebrate, we've gathered three skincare rose recipes you can easily create at home. So buy your family, friends, and significant other a bouquet of roses to let them know how much you love them—and snag yourself some extra petals for the recipes!

Rose Water

  1. 1 cup of packed rose petals

  2. 2 cups of boiling water 

Place rose petals in a large bowl and pour in two cups of boiling water. Cover the bowl and let it sit for at least an hour or until the liquid is cool. Strain and squeeze the liquid from the petals into a sterilized jar or spray bottle. Refrigerate the rose water and use when it's completely chilled. This is a great refreshing and cooling spray to use on your face and body during hot summer days. 

Moisturizing Face Mask

  1. 2 Teaspoon of rose water (recipe above) or 5 drops of essential rose oil

  2. 2 Tablespoon of honey

  3. 2 Tablespoon of almond oil

  4. 3 drops of vitamin E oil

In a sterilized bowl, mix all the ingredients thoroughly together. On a clean face, massage the mask on and wait for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat your face dry. Follow up with your favorite toner (or rose water) and moisturizer. 

Refreshing Toner

  1. 1 Cup of rose water (recipe above)

  2. 6 Drops of glycerin

  3. 3/4 Cup of witch hazel

Mix all the ingredients together and pour the toner into a sterilized bottle. You can use the rose water as a toner but the addition of glycerin and witch hazel in this recipe helps make it astringent and hydrating. If you have oily skin, use less glycerin and if you have dry skin, use more. To use, moisten a cotton pad or ball with the rose toner and swipe all over your face after cleansing but before moisturizing. 

Beautylish Tip: Like any homemade recipe you've never used before, be sure to patch test beforehand to see if you have skin reactions.

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