The healing properties of rose petals. How to make rose water and rose oil

And rose petals heal

I have a lot of rose bushes in my garden. Most of them are of a respectable age - 15-18 years, so the bushes are very large. They bloom profusely every year, especially in hot summers. Faded roses shed their petals on the ground, strewn with a thick, fragrant layer. We have to sweep and rake these petals so that the rose garden does not look sloppy.

Later, I did not wait for the petals to fall to the ground, and began to simply pick or cut the fading flowers into a bucket. All this was carried to the compost heap. I admit right away that I was engaged in such barbarism out of ignorance.

Of course, I knew that the most valuable rose oil is made from rose petals, which is used in perfumery and for the production of which plantations of a special fragrant rose are grown. Of course, taking another bucket of petals into the compost, I remembered the ancient Romans who bathed in baths with rose petals and showered them all around in order to breathe their fragrance, and who brought rose petals for this by whole ships from Egypt, because in Italy all roses around were plucked out.

But all this is so far from us both in time and in space. Although it was clear that I was doing something wrong.

A friend who came to visit from Germany, seeing my action, was horrified. After naming the dollar amount I carry in the bucket, she added that I was throwing away (as she called my compost heap) a significant part of my health. I had to get busy replenishing my knowledge of the health benefits of rose petals, and this is what I learned.

The healing properties of rose petals have been known since time immemorial. Ancient physicians treated nervous disorders with rose water, for diseases of the lungs, they fumigated patients and rooms with smoke from pink incense, during consumption, they gave them to sniff bouquets of roses, for diseases of the heart and kidneys, they gave them infusions of rose petals.

Rose petals were applied to the face to give it a youthful freshness. There is a legend that the famous beauty and courtesan of Greece Aspazia cured the ugly growth that had been on her face since childhood, only with the help of an ointment made from rose petals.

Rose petals were used in the treatment of all kinds of inflammation: in combination with vinegar - in the treatment of inflamed wounds; infused with wine - for gastrointestinal disorders; mixed with honey water - as an antipyretic agent.

In ancient China, evil spirits were expelled with the scent of rose petals, and in Turkey they showered pink petals on newborn babies in the seraglio. In Russia, petals were used as a hemostatic agent. Inflamed ulcers were sprinkled with finely crushed petals.

Of course, in those ancient times, they used the petals of the then most common roses - Damask rose, gallika rose, alba rose and just wild rose.

The healing properties of different types of roses are slightly different.... For example, the petals of a white rose (alba) contain mucous substances. They are used for hypertension and atherosclerosis. The petals of the Damascus rose and its varieties, in particular, the famous Kazanlak rose, are used more often for inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, for dysentery and liver diseases, etc.

Currently, rose petals have been studied quite well by doctors. It has now been established that essential oil is the main medicinal component of roses. It has a stimulating effect on the immune and nervous systems of the body, improves the functioning of the endocrine glands. Eliminates sclerotic changes in organs, restores and rejuvenates cells. Normalizes the digestive tract by healing mucous membranes. Eliminates the phenomena of dysbiosis and enzymatic insufficiency of the stomach and intestines. Relieves spasms of blood vessels in the brain, strengthens the heart muscle.

The rose petals contain vitamin C, carotene, B vitamins, and vitamin K, which is involved in hematopoiesis. When the composition of mineral substances was investigated, it turned out that the entire Periodic Table of Mendeleev is present in the rose petals. They contain potassium and calcium, copper and iodine, a lot of iron, there is magnesium and even selenium, which is so necessary for the body. Thus, rose petals are, as they say, a real pharmacy, which has taken the form of a rose flower.

Rose petals are highly bactericidal. Microorganisms in contact with them die very quickly. Therefore, petals are used to treat many skin conditions. Water extracts from rose petals and creams with the addition of rose oil eliminate minor skin inflammation, irritation, flaking. Dried flower powder mixed with honey is an effective remedy for any inflammation in the oral cavity, especially for stomatitis and periodontitis. The honey-pink mixture should be rubbed into the inflamed gums or applied to the gums with cotton flagella lubricated with it.

Inhalation of the scent of fresh flowers or rose oil relieves migraine attacks, dizziness, nausea, weakness. Intracranial pressure is normalized.

An excellent remedy for the treatment of nervous diseases is a rose petal bath. It tones, relieves fatigue, anxiety, supports the heart, cleanses the skin. Half a glass of petals is brewed with boiling water and insisted in a sealed container so that the valuable essential oil does not evaporate. The infusion along with the petals is poured into the bath.

With conjunctivitis, the eyelids are washed with an infusion of petals. Rose petals are said to promote sound sleep. Abroad, pillows for sleeping are made from dried petals. I also made such a pillow. It turned out to be difficult to sleep on it, because, firstly, it exuded a divine, but very strong aroma, which excited and interfered with sleep; secondly, she rustled under my ear, and woke me up in the middle of the night when I had to somehow move in my sleep. Subsequently, the pillow had to be placed not under the ear, but next to it so that it would not rustle. Dreamed pink dreams. Soon, however, the petals in the pillow turned to dust, pink dust streaming through the pillowcase. I had to give up this luxury. Now, for the scent, I lay out linen bags with rose petals among linen and clothes.

Rose tea (a teaspoon of dry petals in a glass of boiling water) is drunk for colds, pharyngitis, bronchitis, as well as for various neuroses and in an agitated state. This tea is also an excellent vitamin remedy. I usually add rose petals to plain black tea. It becomes not only vitamin, but also much tastier, acquires a noble tart note and light sourness.

A decoction of rose petals is used to gargle with acute respiratory diseases of the upper respiratory tract and with tonsillitis. The infusion of petals in vinegar also helps with these diseases: 50 g of petals are poured with half a liter of vinegar, insisted for 8 days. For rinsing, 1 teaspoon of the infusion is diluted in a glass of water.

The rose petals are harvested in the early dry morning from the blossoming buds. Dry them in the shade. Store in a sealed container.

How to make rose water

In folk medicine, rose water is often used for medicinal purposes. For example, warm foot baths with rose water help many patients with rheumatism. For sciatica, a compress with hot rose water is applied to the lumbosacral area. For colds, wear socks soaked in warm rose water and dried overnight. In case of severe dizziness, a towel with cool pink water is applied to the forehead area.

Rose water can be made at home. To do this, you need to get up early in the morning, until the sun heats up the flowers and the essential oil has not evaporated from them. Collect petals from blossoming roses. Put them in a moonshine still, pour water over them, and, while boiling slowly, drive off the evaporating liquid saturated with rose essential oil, i.e. rose water. If there is no such apparatus, you will have to make a home-made system, for example, from an enamel teapot, on the spout of which a rubber or plastic tube is tightly put on. The end of the tube is dipped into a glass bottle, where rose water is collected. Along the way, the tube must pass through a basin of cold water so that valuable vapors condense. Store rose water in tightly closed bottles.

How to make rose oil

In medicine, folk and official, rose oil is widely used. Taken internally, it eliminates insomnia, has an anti-inflammatory effect, soothes inflammation of the stomach, helps with intestinal ulcers, as well as chronic inflammation of the biliary tract. Has a laxative effect. It can even help with stomach ulcers.

In case of a heart attack, a lump of sugar is placed under the tongue, onto which a drop of rose oil has been dropped. Even myocardial infarction is treated with rose oil.

Earache is calmed by putting a cotton wick soaked in rose oil into the ear. You can put a compress with rose oil on your ear.

Rose oil inhibits pathogenic microbes, so if it is applied to deep wounds, they heal quickly. It is introduced into the cavity of caries on the teeth, while all bacteria die there, the toothache immediately subsides. Oil is used to regulate cell metabolism in tumors, impotence is treated.

To obtain real rose oil, special essential oil roses are grown, in which petals are used on an industrial scale only from the first flowering of roses. There is a plantation of such roses (or was it?) In Livadia. From 1 hectare of plantation, which is 4-5 tons of petals, about 1 kilogram of natural rose oil is obtained using special technologies.

At home, you can get oil, which is also called pink. Rose petals are poured into olive oil, heated to 50-700C, as much as it will fit. They are kept in a warm place for two days. Then the petals are squeezed out, a new portion of the petals is poured in. And this is repeated 10-15 times. The resulting oil is stored in a tightly sealed container.

To prepare rose oil, take petals from red scented roses. This oil is used mainly for perfumery purposes - for the preparation of perfumes, eau de toilette, massage creams and oils. There are many recipes, but we will not talk about them today.

If you have a lot of roses growing in your garden, you can prepare your own rose oil and your own rose water. It should be noted that our northern roses contain significantly less essential oils. It is necessary to use the most fragrant roses. For example, varieties of such roses: Duftwolke, Bella Rosa, Ave Maria, Charles de Gaulle, Rosarium Utersen, Spilwork, Berolina, Libeszaubnr, Password, Westerland, Rose de Rasht, Caprice de Meilland, Philip Noir, Blue River, Botero, Mr. Lincoln, Sutters Gold, Tiffany, Talisman, Michelle Meilland, Pink Cloud, Red Perfume, Senator Burda, New Down, Frisia, Fashion, Marion. And many others.

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Rose essential oil. Preparing rose water

Rose essential oil will be discussed today. Real rose essential oil is made from rose petals, from the petals of the rosaceae shrub. Rose essential oil is the most expensive of all essential oils, it takes thirty rosebuds to get one drop of rose oil.

Rose oil and rose water are very popular for their delicious scent and health benefits. Cosmetics based on rose oil are very popular among the fair sex. No aroma can be confused with the aroma of cosmetics prepared on the basis of rose oil.

Rose essential oil is a multicomponent blend. Rose oil can be from pale green to dark yellow and at low temperatures acquire a denser consistency. As the temperature rises, it becomes liquid again. This does not in any way affect its beneficial properties.

Rose essential oil, beneficial properties

  • anti-inflammatory,
  • antiviral,
  • antifungal,
  • tonic,
  • calming,
  • wound healing,
  • hemostatic.

In addition, natural rose essential oil normalizes the activity of the cardiovascular system, also helps to concentrate, is an aphrodisiac, relieves insomnia, neuroses, depression. Rose oil is called "female oil", and it is not without reason that rose oil relieves postpartum stress, helps with thrush, and also normalizes the amount of discharge on the days of menstruation and acts as an anesthetic. In addition, I use rose oil to remove stretch marks, scars, and use it in cosmetology for skin and hair care. Rose essential oil rejuvenates, increases the firmness and elasticity of the skin, the skin becomes beautiful and healthy.

Rose essential oil treatment

Toothache. If a toothache occurs, rinsing with a solution of rose essential oil helps, take one hundred milliliters of water, drop a drop of rose essential oil on half a teaspoon of soda, stir and rinse.

Herpes on the lips. If cold sores have popped up on your lips, apply a small amount of rose oil to herpes three times a day.

Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis. Mix the ointment recommended for the treatment of these skin diseases, and the essential oil of the rose, take one part of the ointment, one drop of the rose.

Thrush. With thrush, douching helps, take a teaspoon of soda, drop a couple of drops of oil on it and add all this to 500 milliliters of boiled water.

Stress. Under stress, it is good to take a bath with rose essential oil, ten drops of rose oil are dripped onto the bath of water, I take a bath for ten minutes, as the oil molecules quickly and well penetrate the skin.

Caring for the skin around the eyes. You need to add a drop of oil to one composition of the eye cream. Apply under eye cream, rose essential oil helps to remove puffiness and puffiness under the eyes.

You can enrich your cosmetics with rose essential oil by adding four drops to a hair mask, shower gel, shampoo.

Rose essential oil is a wonderful aphrodisiac, it makes a woman more sensitive, harmonizes thoughts and feelings, gives a woman self-confidence.

In aroma compositions, rose essential oil combines well with essential oils:

  • chamomile,
  • geraniums,
  • mandarin,
  • cypress,
  • bergamot.

And as a base for rose essential oil, peach oil, avocado oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, as well as body milk or cream are suitable.

Precautions for using rose essential oil.

  1. Rose oil cannot be used in its pure form, the oil can provoke unpleasant allergic reactions on the skin. Use oil only in combination with other cosmetics.
  2. If you are allergic to essential oils, do not use oil.
  3. It is not advisable to use rose essential oil during pregnancy.

Preparing rose water

Rose water and rose oil are the mildest products with a soothing and astringent effect. Therefore, they are used in cosmetology for the care of sensitive and dry skin. In addition, the rose evens out the complexion, tightens pores, restores the softness and elasticity of the skin, and also prevents the first signs of aging.

Preparation of rose water, rose essential oil and fresh flowers.

Recipe 1.We need two drops of essential oil and two hundred and fifty milliliters of boiled water, this is the simplest recipe for making rose water, which can be used to wipe the skin instead of lotion, also the regular use of rose water narrows pores, removes oily sheen from the T-zone, removes crow's feet around eyes, for this, two cotton balls are moistened in pink water and applied to the eyelids, rose water also helps to get rid of puffiness and bags under the eyes.

Recipe 2. Take a spoonful of honey, drip three drops of rose essential oil, and dissolve it all in a glass of boiled water.

Recipe 3. This recipe is based on fresh rose petals. We need to take glass or ceramic refractory dishes, we need two, three liters of water, half a kilogram of rose petals, as well as ice, crushed or in cubes. We make a steam bath, take a metal basin, place it in, for example, a brick, place dishes filled with rose petals on top, then fill the roses with water and cover with an inverted lid, pour water so that the water covers the brick and pour some water into the inverted lid, too, the steam bath is ready. We turn on the gas, bring it to a boil and reduce the heat to a minimum. As the water boils away, add ice to the water, and every fifteen, twenty minutes you need to lift the lid and take a tablespoon of rose water. When the water acquires aroma and a rich shade, the rose water will be completely ready.

I use rose water for washing, add it to cream, tonic, lotion, make compresses from rose water, rose water helps to relieve tired eyes, eliminate dark circles under the eyes, replace perfume with rose water, rubbing it on the body and face.

Rose petals can be used to make pink ice, which is used to wipe the face in the morning and evening. We take a handful of rose petals, fill them with a glass of boiling water and insist for twenty minutes, in a sealed container, then the infusion must be cooled and poured into molds.

Rose petals and coarse sea salt can be used to make pink bath salt. To do this, take the petals of five roses, two hundred grams of salt. We put the salt and rose petals in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, shake to mix the salt and put the petals in a warm place for two weeks, the salt will draw out fragrant substances from the petals. Then we stir four tablespoons of pink salt in a liter of water and pour it into the bathroom for bathing.

A blend that makes the skin soft and smooth.

We take two tablespoons of rose oil, one hundred grams of natural honey, heat a liter of milk, but do not bring it to a boil, mix it all and pour it into the water for bathing.

You can bathe in fresh or dry rose petals by adding a few drops of rose essential oil. A rose petal bath relieves fatigue, stress, depression, tones, and also gives joy, tenderness and good mood.

You can also fill the aroma lamp with water, add a couple of drops of rose essential oil and the room will be filled with the scent of roses.

Now you know how to use rose essential oil and recipes for making rose water. Be healthy.

How to make rose water

So that rose water can be used until the next rose bloom, we prepare it like this:

1. Pour the collected petals with hot water to cover the petals and leave to infuse for 12 hours,

2. Strain the infusion, separating the petals, and simmer in a wide bowl until half of the liquid evaporates.

3. Pour the broth into sterilized glassware, seal and store in the refrigerator.

How to make rose oil

Rose essential oil is an excellent product for intensive skin care. Combine a tablespoon each of honey and wheat germ oil (for mature skin, grape seed or almond oil will work) and 5 drops of rose oil. Apply the resulting mixture on the face, neck, décolleté area for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water and blot with a napkin. Feel free to cut your roses, admire them not only in the garden, but also at home.

We know that removing a flower promotes the intensive growth of new shoots. Therefore, pruning the flowering inflorescences is a necessary procedure, since the maturation of the seeds will inhibit the development of the plant, and the falling petals will give the rose bushes a sloppy look. Collect the petals for a rare treat and medicine at the same time.

Rose petal jelly.

Pour green gooseberries with water so that it barely covers the berries. Boil until the berries soften, add rose petals (the white parts of the petals must be cut off, they add bitterness), mash the mixture with a spoon. The number of rose petals is arbitrary - ideally, the more the better.

But in practice, because you have to cut off the white ends, it is limited to a few handfuls. Pour it all into a napkin or clean linen bag and hang it up to drain the juice. For a glass of juice, add 2 cups of fine sugar and boil down to about half the volume.

Rose petal jam, southerners know this, it cures sore throat perfectly. Useful for bronchitis, stomach ulcers and gastritis. Recommended for the syndrome of habitual fatigue, vegetative-vascular dystonia, insomnia and irritability. An excellent remedy for strengthening the immune and nervous system.

In the summer we cook fresh infusion of petals roses for washing and gargling, pouring cold water over the roses for 12 hours. We store the finished infusion in the refrigerator, in a sealed bottle for no more than two days.

On a note:

Store roses are not suitable for cosmetic and medicinal use; they usually contain chemical additives to preserve and enhance brightness.

To prepare long-term storage rose water, brew fresh petals with hot (60 ° C) water.


If you decide to make a medicine from the petals of roses blooming in the garden, keep in mind that only pink and red flowers have healing properties. It is in them that the healing power of nature is more actively manifested.

What is the power of a rose

Indeed, these petals are an excellent bactericidal agent, which is why roses of this color are used in the fight against many skin diseases. Aqueous extract of petals and creams with the addition of rose oil relieve skin inflammation, irritation and flaking, and help clear acne. A powder of dried flowers mixed with honey will relieve pain in the mouth with stomatitis.

If the gums become inflamed, the honey-pink mixture will become an indispensable remedy. You need to rub it into the inflamed gums or put cotton filaments soaked in natural medicine on them.

People suffering from migraines should know that inhaling the aromas of roses or rubbing oil from the petals into whiskey, they can relieve a severe headache, normalize intracranial pressure.

If you need to calm down and improve your mood, take a bath with rose petals. It will relieve fatigue as if by hand, relieve anxiety, make the skin velvety and aromatic. Half a glass of petals is brewed with boiling water and insisted in a sealed container, and then poured into the bath.

Moreover, rose petals are an effective remedy for coughs, sore throats, colds, asthma and pulmonary tuberculosis.

And there is nothing surprising in this. Rose petals are highly bactericidal. And if you make pink honey, then a very tasty remedy will appear in the house that helps in the fight against pulmonary tuberculosis. It also treats colds quite effectively.

How is it cooked?

Collect 100 g of petals and pour 100 ml of boiling water over them. Then put on low heat and keep for 20 minutes, and then remove from the stove to cool and infuse the broth. After a day, add 120 g of honey to the pink drink and stir well. After that, you need to warm up the prepared mixture to 35 degrees. Now the pink honey is ready! Take 2 tsp of the tasty medicine for 15-20 days. three times a day before meals. After that, it is necessary to take a break of the same duration: the treatment can be repeated after 3 weeks. To the main drug therapy prescribed by the doctor, the treatment of tuberculosis with pink honey is an excellent addition.

If the throat is sore and the cough takes "by the breasts"

When sore throat hurts, you can make pink vinegar. To do this, take 100 g of petals and pour 1 liter of vinegar. Insist for 3 days and use for rinsing, dissolving 1 tsp in a glass of water. the resulting funds.

Even bronchial asthma recedes if you use a medicine made from rose petals. We take 10 tbsp. l. dried raw materials, 0.5 kg of pumpkin crushed on a fine grater, add 2 tbsp. l. honey and 1 tbsp. l. dry plantain leaves. Mix everything and pour in 1 liter of dry red wine. We put on fire, bring to a boil and remove immediately. This remedy must be taken for three days for 1 tbsp. l. 5 times a day.

After a three-day course, a break is required, then the course can be repeated.

On a note

You can make tea from rose petals. You need to take 1 tsp. dry raw materials and 200 ml of cooling boiled water (80-90 degrees).

The drink is infused for 5 minutes. In addition, petals are a great addition to regular black tea. This "seasoning" gives the drink a richer flavor.

The chemical composition of medicinal raw materials

For medicinal needs, the petals of rose flower buds are used, containing aromatic essential oil, anthocyanins and other biologically active substances. Sometimes berries, the so-called hypanthia, are also used, and in common parlance - fruits that are used by analogy with rose hips. Depending on the variety of roses, the percentage of various biologically active substances in fruits and petals varies greatly, which makes standardization difficult and excludes the possibility of widespread use of such raw materials in scientific medicine.

Rose petals - a gift from nature

Hello dear needlewomen!

Happy summer and Children's Day!

For a long time I have not written a publication, the pictures were not loaded, then the text flew, I decided to write today, but the text flew again, the page reloaded arbitrarily, nothing survived, I will have to write again.

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Summer has come to Ukraine long ago, regardless of the calendar. The heat is incredible, everything is blooming, the aromas are just crazy: roses, peonies, jasmine - it's time to harvest flower raw materials for making home cosmetics and home medicines.

Today we will talk about rose petals and recipes from them.

Why is a rose, or rather rose petals, so useful?

Let's take a look at the composition.

Rose petals contain:

- a wide range of macro and microelements

- vitamins of group B, C, K carotene

How do you like this composition? Miracle!

Properties of rose petals:

For cosmetic and medicinal raw materials, varieties of red and pink roses are suitable.

You need to pick rose petals in the morning, before dawn, after dew, or after rain. It is then that roses are fresher and more fragrant, contain the greatest amount of active substances.

For the manufacture of hydrolat - rose water, proportions are important.

For 100g of rose petals - 100ml of distilled water.

I have 700 grams of rose petals, respectively, I need 700 ml of water.

I have two large bushes of pink roses on my site, which bloom very actively. I have already brewed the rose jam, and now I’m going to take care of the cosmetic components.

It's very hot here and the rose petals dry out quickly. First you need to take a colander with large holes and sift the rose petals in small portions to weed out small insects and debris.

Then it will be necessary to sort out the petals, separate the fresh petals from the dried ones.

We do not throw out the dried petals, we will prepare ointments from them.

Let's make rose water from fresh petals.

Why do we need rose water? Yes for everything!

By itself, rose water is a wonderful, simply unique cosmetic product that has helped, in ancient times, women of the East to keep their skin soft, elastic and youthful.

Rose water is deservedly called "Living", because its properties are unique, it:

- speeds up the regeneration process

- destroys bacteria on the skin surface

- neutralizes the effect of sunlight

- due to the large amount of vitamin E, it slows down the aging process

- tannins in the hydrolat make the skin matte.

So. We take the rose petals, put it in an enamel pot with a thick bottom and fill it with distilled water (we observe the proportions - for 100 g of petals - 100 ml of water).

We close it with a lid, it is better if the lid is glass. We cover the edges with dough so that the essential oils do not evaporate during boiling, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Then we leave to infuse for 2 hours, until it cools completely. We filter, pour the rose water into a glass dish with a good cork. We store rose water in the refrigerator.

Pink can be stored for a long time without preservatives. Rose water is suitable for all skin types.

For the longest storage, you can add 5% alcohol by volume of water. The rose water can be cloudy in appearance - this is normal and it should be.

Rose water is used to refresh the face and body in the heat:

pour into a spray bottle and spray from a distance of 30-50 cm onto the skin

in case of irritation, inflammation in the form of lotions

instead of tonic in the morning and before bedtime: moisten a cotton pad and wipe the face as a remedy against eye fatigue: moisten a cloth and apply to the eyelids for 20-25 minutes. This method eliminates puffiness and dark circles

for diluting cosmetic clay, sea mud (hydrolat will increase efficiency).

Rose water is used to make natural soaps from scratch, shampoos, after shave gels.

Baths with rose water are very good, it will eliminate fatigue and cheer up if you pour 200-300 ml into the bath, compresses with this liquid will soothe headaches, it can be used for rinsing for oral diseases in children and adults. Hydrolat will make hair silky and remove dandruff when added to rinse water.

Rose water is used by women for home skin care.

On its basis, you can prepare means that can solve any problem.

Rose hydrolat is an excellent skin toning agent, it removes impurities from pores, moisturizes and prepares for subsequent care.

Fragrant water can be used in its pure form, or lotions can be prepared on its basis:

Dissolve 2 teaspoons of fresh honey in 100 ml of rose water, add 30 ml of lemon juice and 60 ml of alcohol (you can use vodka or calendula tincture). The resulting solution is stored in the refrigerator, used before bedtime, after shaking.

Prepare a decoction of the leaves or flowers of hazelnut and elderberry: pour a handful of raw materials with 200 ml of hot water, soak in a water bath for 15 minutes. Add the same broth, 30 ml of boric acid solution to 100 ml of rose hydrolate and shake thoroughly. The product is suitable for daily care of oily (problem skin).

For skin toning you can use ice made from pure or diluted rose water. Hydrolat is often used for compresses and lotions.

If skin irritation occurs, If signs of fatigue appear or after prolonged exposure to the sun, it is recommended to moisten a linen or cotton cloth and apply it to your face for a quarter of an hour.

Lotions with rose water relieve circles and bags under the eyes. Using it, you can prepare effective masks for any skin type:

Nourishing for dry skin:

mash half of a very ripe banana, add cream (20 ml) and 50 ml of rose water to the puree.

Cleansing for oily

consists of only 2 ingredients: green clay and rose water.

For pigmented.

Add the same amount of cucumber pulp and 50 ml of rose water to a tablespoon of fresh cottage cheese. Beat the mixture in a blender or knead with a spoon and apply to the skin.

Firming for mature epidermis.

Ingredients: almonds (8-10 grains), honey (half a teaspoon), rose water (1-1.5 tablespoons).Dry the nuts in the oven, grind in a blender. Combine the resulting powder with honey and hydrolat.

Masks are applied to clean, better steamed skin for 15-30 minutes, washed off with warm water and a regular cream or serum is applied to consolidate the effect.

I said that there is no need to throw away dry petals, which we have selected from fresh ones, you can make ointments from them. Dry rose petals must be crushed and mixed with an ointment base - vaseline oil, castor oil, coconut oil. It depends on what goals you are pursuing.

The easiest recipe. Grind dry rose petals into powder, add heated castor oil with melted wax (wax is 10% by weight of the oil) and mix well, seal in a jar. This ointment can be used for burns, irritations, purulent wounds for quick healing.

Rose water creams.

Moisturizing for dry or aged skin.

Ingredients: rose hydrolat and olive oil (30 ml each), glycerin and natural beeswax (10 ml each). Carefully add warm glycerin, oil and aromatic water to the wax melted in a water bath, boil for 30-40 minutes, remembering to stir. At the end of cooking, beat with a wooden spatula and transfer to a non-metallic container.

Cleaning for problem skin.

Components of the product: any oil for baby skin care (50 ml), rose water (75 ml), emulsifying and beeswax (15-20 grams each), borax (a quarter of a teaspoon). Melt the wax in a water bath and add oil. In a separate container, dissolve borax in hot clean water, pour into an oil base, add hydrolat, bring to a boil. Remove from heat and beat gently with a non-metallic spatula until thick and white.

The product can be enriched with essential oils: rose, tea tree, shea. Homemade creams should be stored in the refrigerator and taken out immediately before use. The required portion must be taken with a glass or plastic spatula, or with a cotton swab.

Now let's talk about the healing properties of rose petals.

Rose petals are used to relieve inflammation and relieve pain.

In case of allergic skin reactions, itching, redness decreases, and tissue regeneration proceeds faster.

Basic indications for local use of rose petals: purulent wounds, burns, eczema, psoriasis, erysipelas, acne, insect bites.

For the treatment of sore throats, stomatitis, tonsillitis gargle with infusion: 2 tablespoons of petals over pour a glass of boiling water. Let it brew for two hours. Also, this infusion will help with conjunctivitis, you need to moisten cotton pads and apply on the eyelid for half an hour.

For the treatment of tonsillitis you need to mix a tablespoon of honey and rose petals. Chew this mixture for twenty minutes and spit it out. Do 2-3 treatments a day. It is necessary to be treated for 4 days.

Rose petal tea is good for bronchitis, pharyngitis, colds, with neuroses and agitated states. Brew a tablespoon of fresh petals (or a teaspoon of dry ones) like ordinary tea, pour a glass of boiling water, let it stand for 15 minutes. Drink a glass with honey or jam to taste.

Bactericidal action - the main useful property of rose petals, it is it that helps get rid of acne, inflammation, comedones, you need to put rose petals on wet skin and lie down for half an hour.

Dry petals are great for treating gums - in a 1: 1 ratio, mix the petals and honey and just keep in your mouth for about 20 minutes.

1) The rose petal mask is universal for everyone: 5 crushed petals 2 tsp olive oil or sour cream, fermented baked milk, honey. Let it stand for an hour. Apply gently to face and sit for 20 minutes.

2) Mask for nutrition and hydration: Petals of one rose oatmeal 3 tablespoons honey-1 tablespoon a little water Grind the flakes and petals with a blender, add a couple of tablespoons of water, honey and mix. Apply the mask for 20 minutes.

3) Mask for oily skin: A tablespoon of rose water, prepare it just pour a glass of petals with a glass of water and put it on to warm up The benefits of rose petals for the face and body, slow fire for 20 minutes rose oil-2 drops green clay-1 tbsp rose petals-1 tbsp 1.5 cups aloe pulp. Keep on face for 20 minutes.

4) Anti-wrinkle mask Glycerin-1 tbsp glass of milk rose petals-3 tablespoons Pour the petals with hot milk and put them in a water bath for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add glycerin. Keep for 20 minutes. You can put the remaining mixture in the refrigerator and store for 3 days.

5) To refresh your face, you need to regularly do a wonderful mask: 2 tablespoons of chamomile pharmacy 1 tablespoon fresh rose petals 2 tablespoons St. John's wort 1 tablespoon linden blossom half a tablespoon of mint All ingredients are ground into powder. Cleanse your face, apply a greasy cream and sprinkle powder on top of the cream. Lie down for 20 minutes. The face will freshen, turn pink, brighten.

6) Breast mask: rose petals (can be dry) mixed with cream to make a mass like cream, apply and warm the chest, then rinse off after 15 minutes. Such a mask, due to the beneficial properties of rose petals, rejuvenates the skin, fights stretch marks, moisturizes and nourishes the skin.

7) Rose petal oil is indispensable for dry skin: put three glasses of dry rose petals in a glass jar, tamp well and pour in peach or almond oil so that all the petals are covered, remove to a warm place for two weeks, the oil should turn reddish. Rub this wonderful oil on your face several times a day. The oil cleans the face well from cosmetics.

Balm for bronchitis and bronchial asthma:

500g pumpkin pulp 6 dry plantain leaves 100g dry rose petals 100g honey bottle (1l) Cahors. Put everything in a saucepan, let it boil and immediately remove from heat. Let it stand for a day. Squeeze out. Keep refrigerated. Drink 5-6 times a tablespoon. It is necessary to drink the tincture in 2 courses. One course every 6 months.

Rose petal jam is a source of energy, as it contains fructose, sucrose, glucose. Contains flavonoids and phenolic acids, substances due to which the vessel walls become elastic, the risk of sclerotic formations decreases.

Pantothenic acid or vitamin B5 in the composition plays an important role in the absorption of fats, proteins, carbohydrates.

It is the rose petal jam acid that slows down the aging of the skin and the appearance of wrinkles.

Vitamin K is important for the circulatory system, has a positive effect on blood clotting, prevents hemorrhage and bleeding.

This wonderful jam is useful for the work of the respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, heart. Strengthens the nervous and immune systems.

Recommended for women who want to lose weight.

Useful about ARVI, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, sore throat, stomatitis.

It has a rejuvenating effect and is considered a super healthy product for humans.

This is the tremendous benefit of rose petal jam.

That is why rose petals are a unique gift from nature for our health and beauty.

Collect rose petals, create your own unique recipes!


In cooking

  • the most famous delicacy of rose petals is jam
  • pink honey is a thick and sweet non-alcoholic syrup
  • candied rose petals are used to decorate pastries
  • pink vinegar - a rare but interesting salad dressing
  • rose petals are used to prepare rose wine, liqueurs and other alcoholic beverages
  • with rose petals, you can brew a very tasty and aromatic flower tea.

Cruchon with rose petals

Freshly blooming rose petals can be used to make a refreshing alcoholic drink. Prepare 400 grams of rose petals, rinse and dry a little. Pour in half a glass of granulated sugar, add 40 ml of brandy and 350 ml of white wine. Leave in a cool place for 60 minutes, then drain. Before serving, the drink should be diluted with another 350 ml of wine and a bottle of champagne.

Rose petals in sugar

To make this delicious and beautiful decoration, you will need 100 grams of rose petals, 2 egg whites and 2 tbsp. icing sugar. Beat the whites until stiff. Using fine tweezers, dip the petals one at a time in protein foam, roll in powdered sugar, and then spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. When the petals are dry, you can pour them into a container where they will be stored.

In medicine

In medicine, as in cooking, only one part of the plant is used - the petals. Potions made from rose petals (including rose oil) help fight the following diseases:

  • angina
  • conjunctivitis
  • stomatitis
  • purulent inflammation on the skin
  • diarrhea
  • rheumatism
  • bronchitis
  • rhinitis
  • respiratory diseases
  • skin allergic reactions.

Folk recipes

  • For inflammatory diseases of the oral cavity you should rinse your mouth twice a day with an infusion of rose petals.
  • With conjunctivitis the same infusion will help. Wipe your eyes with a cotton swab soaked in rose water 3-4 times a day, and before going to bed, apply lotions and keep them for half an hour.
  • For constipation you can resort to an old folk remedy: 30 minutes before each meal, you should chew 5-6 rose petals well, and then eat them.
  • With angina take equal parts of honey and crushed rose petals, mix well. Keep a teaspoon of the mixture in your mouth for 30 minutes, then spit it out. The first 3 or 4 days of illness, this procedure should be repeated 2 times a day.

Rose petal juice is a useful and aromatic skin care product. It is very easy to prepare it: rinse the rose petals, put in a saucepan and pour a little water. Simmer until the petals are full of color. Then the juice should be cooled and poured into a glass container. The juice is kept in the refrigerator for several days. In order for the drug to turn out not only useful, but also beautiful, it should be prepared from petals of the same color. Also, never use store-bought roses for cosmetic or medicinal purposes. Eat only self-grown rose petals.


Rose petal syrup is delicious and aromatic. It can be used as a delicacy or as an adjuvant for the treatment of colds. To prepare such a syrup, 1 kg of rose petals must be rinsed well, put in a saucepan and filled with a liter of water. Cook the petals over low heat until they are soft. Then strain the broth and pour it back into the saucepan. Add 1.5 kg of sugar and bring to a boil. Then pour in the juice of one lemon, stir and remove from heat. Roll the syrup into jars, which should then be turned over with the lids down and covered with a thick cloth. When the syrup has cooled, you can put the jars in the refrigerator.


Rose petal infusion is better known as rose water. For centuries, women have been using it for facials. Rose water recipe:

Finely chop the rose petals, then 2 tbsp. put raw materials in a thermos and pour 250 ml of boiling water. Leave for half an hour, cool and drain. Transfer to a clean container and refrigerate.


Rose petal tincture is more of a delicious warming drink than a medicine. However, if you exclude sugar from the recipe, the pink tincture can be used for compresses and rubbing. The rose petal tincture is prepared as follows:

Pour 200 grams of sugar into a saucepan and pour half a glass of water. Boil the syrup over low heat, stirring constantly. Place 100 grams of rose petals in a saucepan and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and chill mixture. Add a liter of vodka and mix thoroughly. Pour the mass into a glass jar, cork tightly and leave in a dark place for 15-20 days. Then strain the tincture and pour into a clean container.

In cosmetology

  • Cream for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Tear off the petals from five medium roses, chop in a blender or meat grinder. Melt a small piece of beeswax and 2 tbsp. butter and add to the resulting mixture. Next, pour in 1 tsp. vitamin A, which is sold in ampoules. Stir the mixture thoroughly and place in a glass container. Store in the refrigerator for no longer than 4 days.
  • Mask for skin rejuvenation. Tear off the petals from one rose and chop them finely. Pour in a little hot water until the consistency of a thin porridge. Then put the mass in a water bath and keep it for 10 minutes. Apply the cooled, but still warm mask to the face and décolleté, take a horizontal position and lie for half an hour. Rinse off the remnants of the mask with warm water.
  • Mask for making hair soft and silky. Finely chop the petals of one rose and put in a saucepan, pouring 250 ml of milk. Bring the milk to a boil and remove the pan from the heat. The warm mass should be applied to the hair and kept for 12-14 minutes. After the end of the procedure, wash off the mask with plenty of warm water.

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