Rose water benefits and uses from food to skin care

Rose is an ingredient in beauty skin care products, Indian desserts, ayurvedic medicines and an aroma everyone is fond of. From ancient to modern times, rose is an inexplicable part of the human body with its countless benefits that pacifies all bodies & skin.

But over the years rose oil or rose water has been graded differently depending upon its usage. For example, a rose water skin toner is a cosmetic grade rose water hence inedible, why?

Why can't a bottle of rose water at home serve different functions from being a food ingredient to a skin toner.

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This question led us to further research into the authenticity of rosewater being sold in the market. We realized that in modern times, various manufacturers have devised ways to cater to the growth in demand and competition by just adding rose fragrance in distilled water and added preservatives to give it a good shelf life. If extracted through the right method, 1 kg of fresh roses can give us around 150 - 200 grams of rosewater, making the real nutrient rich rosewater very expensive as compared to market available ones. These cheap paraffin and alcohol based fragrances and rose waters have forced many traditional distilleries to closure.

So, often when you buy a bottle of rose water – You may be sold a synthetically prepared rose water or rose water adulterated with distilled water, fragrance, solublizer and preservatives in the name of Pure or Natural Rose water.

Synthetically prepared perfume or fragranced/scented water or oils are harmful for the human body when applied or inhaled. These can not only irritate the skin but can cause health concerns in other vital organs in our body. Fragrances are cheap toxic ingredients that are making a big way to skin care products, diffuser oils, attars etc.

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Synthetic rose oil too is extensively used in many products that we buy in our day to day life. Pure rose oil or any other herb oil called essential oil are expensive and highly therapeutic. But these oils are mimicked in a lab and produced synthetically making our bodies vulnerable.

And that’s the reason we at SNAANA raise our voice against these harmful and substandard products which are sold on the name of pure, organic, real, plant-derived, dermatologically tested etc words. Manufacturers and retailers use these words on these substandard products to lure the customer on these names as there is no clear definition in law on usage of such alluring words.

We, at SNAANA, have a firm belief that rose petals can be chewed, then why can't the rosewater which is made for skincare or beauty purposes be used to drink?

And hence a bottle of rose water at home should be an all purpose rose water.

And that’s when we at SNAANA indulged ourselves in exploring the true purity with right ancient techniques where we work closely with rose cultivation farmers in the regions of Uttrakhand & Uttar Pradesh to prepare pure rose water through traditional technique of steam distillation to bring unadulterated rose elixir to you.

To get the best quality of water, the roses are plucked early in the morning before sunrise as that is when they are most nutritious. The process of steam distillation which is similar to our earth’s rain process removes the impurities, bacteria and any other kind of contamination, giving the rosewater a shelf life of more than 1 year if stored in cool place and sterile containers.

This water soluble nutrient rich rose water can be used as –

  • Rose water face toner/mist,
  • Natural Food/water flavoring agent
  • Tea Drops
  • Eye drops
  • Aromatherapy
  • Religious rituals

Benefits of using Rose water for skin

  • SNAANA rose mist helps us to reduce the size of open pores and keeps it firm.
  • SNAANA rose mist gives the skin a cool and refreshing feel.
  • You can also use SNAANA Rose Mist as eye drops or toner as it overcomes eye fatigue and gets rid of the puffiness under the eyes.
  • It is considered as a powerful antioxidant that helps in protecting and repairing the tissues and body cells from getting damaged.
  • On regular consumption or application of rose water, your body remains hydrated and balanced from any digestion issues (including diarrhoea or constipation)
  • SNAANA rose mist is a muscle relaxant and helps in easing any kind of spasm developing in the body.
  • Being an excellent calming agent, it soothes and eases all kinds of skin disorders. It also helps with skin issues like dry or peeling skin, ageing, eczema, rosacea and many more.
  • With all these, it also is a miraculous anti-depressant. The purity and the beautiful aroma helps in improving the mood, inducing sleep and relieving headache.
  • Apart from all the skin benefits, SNAANA rose mist can also be used on the scalp to remove oil or dirt and restores their natural sheen.

For simple and convenient application – SNAANA rose water is available in a 200 ml spray bottle to easily mist the rose water on the skin.

Rose water intake and food flavoring benefits

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  • Works as a body coolant in summers.
  • Relieves internal burning as usually experienced by gastritis, sore throat, laryngitis etc
  • Treats acid reflux
  • A strong antidepressant – improves mood, induces sleep and thereby helps relieve headaches.
  • Powerful antioxidant that helps protect & repair cells & tissues from damage.
  • Rose water can be used as a flavoring agent in place of synthetic essence to flavor the desserts, shakes & salads.
  • Add 1-2 table spoon to a drinking water bottle to flavor the water and enjoy sipping the flavor and aroma the whole day. This will improve the taste and help you in adequate water intake the whole day and keep you hydrated.
  • Rose water Tea

    Rose tea is not new, It was a popular drink in different kingdoms. Rose contains effective heal and protect properties like antioxidants, aromatic, anti-inflammatory making it a versatile choice amongst all age groups.

    Add about 1-2 teaspoon or 10 -15 drops to a cup of warm water. And enjoy the rose tea. Rose water is a water soluble nutrient rich water of rose petals. This simple, quick and convenient way of making tea helps stick to the regular routine of drinking rose tea at home and while you are on a trip.

    Rose water Eye drops

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    Rose water is good for eyes as it is a natural effective eye toner to relieve dryness and burning in the eyes caused due to prolonged screen time or allergy to dust/pollens.

    Rose water is used medicinally in eye drops and has shown analgesic and antiseptic properties.

    Just use it 2-3 times a day and calm the over – worked eyes

    Aromatherapy

    The aromatic roses help calm and relax the mind and the body. The aroma helps improve the mood – overcome depressing behavior and ease the body. The rose water can be run in a diffuser to diffuse the rose aroma in the air. The mild and soothing aroma adds wellness to the air.

    Religious rituals

    Roses are revered in all religious and ceremonial rituals around the world. The natural aroma brings in a vital sense of purity and well being. Rose water drink or rose flavored sweets are offered to the guest on their arrival as a symbol of warm welcome

    The making of the Rose water at SNAANA.

    Rose water making is technically known as rose hydrosol. At SNAANA we do not make the rose oil. During the steam distillation process – the water is collected in a beaker as shown in the illustration/video. The process does not give us rose oil that can be easily collected. At times, the needle like oil is suspended in the hydrosol. We undertake distillation only to produce rose water. Making of 1 litre of rose oil would need tones of roses to produce pure steam distilled oil. Hence, no less priced than gold. Therefore SNAANA does not make rose oil and its products

    So, order your SNAANA all purpose Rose water to add it to your daily health & wellness and skincare regime and feel the goodness of 100% natural elixir.

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    VOTE FOR CHANGE

    SNAANA wants to drag your attention to the fact that we are still living in a legal framework that was adopted in British times and has not been amended at the pace synthetics/chemicals have come into use in skin care. Import, manufacture, distribution and sale of skin care/ beauty products are regulated by Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 and this law till date has not given a definite and uniform definition for usage of words on labels like natural and organic which is big-time responsible for misleading the consumers.

    That is why what is packed in a bottle or jar in the name of natural, organic, ayurvedic is often not what it claims. Synthetic provide comfort and convenience to manufacturers in terms of making product cost effective and extending the shelf life but they harm our bodies. This is because we have never thought that these chemicals can make cause problems like migraine, cancer, hormonal disorders etc and much more in our bodies.

    Let's stand united and bring this revolution TOGETHER.