Roses are one of the most timeless beauties of our world, but their beauty is just one of their many good qualities. One of the most ancient natural remedies, Roses also exert a positive effect on your body, mind and skin and have been used for centuries for their soothing and healing properties. You can use roses to revive your skin, calm your mind and bring some romance into your life. Here’s our top three tips on how you can make the most of the Rose’s wonderful health and beauty benefits.
#1 For Relaxation and Romance
Bringing rose oil home may prove to be more romantic than buying your partner flowers. An effective anti-anxiety oil, rose essential oil helps to disperse feelings of stress and anxiety. Use a diffuser to spread an air of relaxation and romance through your home. Lavender and Ylang Ylang essential oils go really well with Rose oil and help to maximise the effect. You will only need a couple of drops of each oil. For even more relaxation mix the oils with sweet almond or olive oil as a carrier and use it for a relaxing massage.
#2 For your Skin - Rosewater
Rosewater is cooling soothing and inflammatory, it is also high in estrogen like compounds which give your skin that youthful glow. Rosewater contains antioxidants and antibacterial compounds, which soothe the skin, providing relief from irritation and itching. Rosewater also helps to balance out any oily spots, and softens and tones your skin. It serves as a great deep cleanser and toner and makes you look naturally younger.
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Make your own rosewater by heating some spring water until it reaches a gentle simmer, add one to two handfuls of our dried petals and simmer until all the colour has left the petals. Allow it to cool and then strain it and bottle it, Rosewater will last up to a month if kept in the fridge.
#3 For your State of Mind
The people of Denmark are often considered to be the happiest in the world. A leading factor in their happiness is a concept called hygge. This translates to cosiness in English and one of the biggest factors is the warm glow of candlelight. Combine this with the soothing aroma of roses and you are bound to feel better in no time! Our favourite rose candles come from Aroha and smell like beautiful hand picked roses. The scent of this beautiful candle brings balance and harmony wherever it is lit. Aroha Black is a beautiful and powerfully uplifting candle, featuring a blend of Pure Rose essential oil and Oud (a sweet, woody, aromatic and complex scent) which stimulates the mind and increases a sense of wellbeing. These candles make the perfect gift, but don’t forget to order one for yourself too so you don’t miss out. To order, head over to the Aroha webpage at http://www.arohahealing.co.nz(Photo - www.arohahealing.co.nz)