Roses might just be the most loved of all flowers, but they are one of the healthiest flowers too. Sure, we know they are majestic, but some of us might not know how versatile this flower is. Aside from making girlfriends swoon, Roses can help with skin care, improve air fresheners, and make baths more relaxing. With over 100 species, a rose with any other name would still be as healthy.
Smell of Spring All Year Round
Rose scent is shown to enhance moods, help with relaxation and even make sleeping easier. Whether you want to smell like roses or make your house feel like the first day of spring with the scent of roses filling the air, rose petals will get the job done.
As decoration, you can float rose petals in bowls of water. To add a more romantic touch, you can add floating candles to go with them. Then, of course, there is the traditional rose petals sprinkled on the table top.
While your room smells like spring, get into the spirit by using a facial mask made of rose petals. You can make your own mix using rose petals soaked in 3-4 tablespoons of water for 2-3 hours. Mash the petals into the water and add honey before applying on your face. Leave it on for 15-30 minutes, rinse with cool water, and keep your face fresh like the first day of spring.
Health and Beauty Benefits of Roses
- Helps maintain the pH balance of the skin.
- Assists in eliminating excess oil
- Offers to reduce redness caused by skin irritation with anti-inflammatory properties
- Helps reduce acne, dermatitis, and eczema
- Aids in keeping the pores free from oil and dirt.
- Keeps the skin refreshed with hydrating and moisturizing properties
- Can be used to facilitate healing of scar, cuts, and wounds
- Helps in the regeneration of skin tissues and strengthening of skin cells.
- Promotes relaxation with its mood-enhancing scent.
- Fights dandruff and reduces inflammation of the scalp.
- Conditions and revitalizes the hair.
Rose as Food
It’s no surprise that rose is edible. Although we only see a rose in our tea ingredients, rose can also be added to food and even dishes. But take note that the rose we are talking about is not the pesticide-laden rose they sell in flower shops.
Rose tea is known to have calming effects. Some also add rose petals to give green tea a great flavor. Rose petals can also be sprinkled on fruit salad to achieve balance. If you are more of a food preservative, rose petals make a lovely jam, either with other fruits like strawberry or on its own.
The many uses of rose is probably a reason why it symbolizes love. The flower itself takes good care of the skin, and even overall well being. If you’re the type to add a romantic touch to your food or your beauty ritual, the rose is probably your favorite flower by now.