We all know the benefits of rose water but if you insist I can remind you about them.
- Its great for skin – as a toner after you wash your face and as a healer when your skin gets burnt from the sun or scratched by your little ones sharp nails (or some other reason).
- It soothes the skin and relaxes you so it’s a great tool to massage your face with. You can leave it on your skin without having to wash it off.
- The sweet fragrance enhances your mood, relieves headaches and reduces stress.
Need I go on? 🙂
Rose water has a lot of application in the kitchen as well. From using it in desserts to savoury foods like rice dishes, rose water offers its fragrance to enhance the ambiance of food.
I often see Arab women buying multiple bottles of rose water in stores – and then I found this recipe for Muhalabiya that blew me away. It reminds me a lot of the rice pudding my mother makes but with a very feminine touch. I think the next time I have my girl friends over and we denounce red meat together, I will make this again.
And if you end up buying cases and cases of rose water and want to make it a regular part of your sweet tooth, then here is a treasure trove of dessert recipes collected by brit.co. I gave the rose water ice cream a try and am still licking my lips.
Here is also a quick list of the skin benefits from rose water. The best part is its probably the cheapest product I use on my skin. You can buy rose water online on Amazon or at any ethnic/ desi store, Sephora or at Walmart or Loblaws.