7 Benefits Of Rose Water That Will Change Your Life + DIY Beauty Recipes

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Rose water or Gulab Jal has the sound of something royal, at least to us multi-cultured individuals of the 21st century. The extraction of essential oil is one of the most common uses for roses. This oil is further used to spike tea for flavour, make perfumes etc. Another common way of using roses is to make rose water which is a by-product of rose oil. Our beauty DIYs make the most of rose water benefits.

In this post you will learn:

  • How to use rose water for glowing skin
  • How to use rose water for eyes
  • How to use rose water for dry skin
  • How to make rose water spray

7 Benefits of Rose Water That Will Change Your Life

#1. Rose Water Soothes Skin Inflammation

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Rose water is great for skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. The anti-inflammatory properties in pure rose water soothe the itching and irritation caused by these conditions.

In case your skin needs some healing, read our post on all the BENEFITS OF ROSE WATER FOR SKIN.

#2. Rose Water Reduces Puffiness In The Eyes

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Simply use a rose water spray to spritz some on cotton balls. Apply the cotton to your eyes, lie back, and relax for ten minutes. You can also use rose water for dark circles, but this will take 3-4 weeks to show results, when used on a regular basis.

#3. Rose Water Has Antiseptic and Antibacterial

Rose water has antifungal and antibacterial properties, that make it an active ingredient against infections at bay. Rose Water for the eyes can be a useful alternative to using tap water to wash them clean, in case an irritant enters them. However, care must be taken that the rose water you are using is pure and without additives as the eyes are sensitive to dust and infections. It provides protection from dust and pollutants in the air; redness and inflammation of the eye; and harmful ingredients of beauty products.

On the same grounds, rose water is beneficial for acne. Its cleansing properties along with the ability to remove oil, dirt and provide antibacterial respite, reduces acne and prevents future breakouts.

#4. Rose Water Gives a Natural Shine To Hair

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Rose water can be administered to the scalp to remove oil and dirt, while restoring natural shine of the hair. Rose water for the hair is a good alternative to shampooing, acting as a natural cleanser and conditioner.

You can use rose water make your hair shine. Here are 5 REASONS TO USE ROSE WATER FOR HAIR.

#5.  Rose Water Maintains the Skin’s Natural pH Balance

Chemically produced soaps and cleansers disrupt the pH balance of our skin, making it prone to bacteria that cause various skin conditions like rashes and acne. Rose water has a mid pH level of 5.5. This property helps rose water restore the skin to its normal pH level.

#6. Rose Water Hydrates and Refreshes Skin

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Rose water is a completely natural skin toner with 0 added chemicals. Rose water toners are great in pulling out dirt and excess oils from the pores without disrupting the natural pH balance.

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#7. Rose Water Can Reduce Dandruff

Rose water when used on the hair and scalp can help fight dandruff problems. It moisturizes and conditions the hair well. A concoction can be prepared for better results against dandruff by soaking fenugreek seeds in rose water overnight, and then mashing them in to a semi-liquid paste. This can be applied directly onto the scalp, let it sit for an hour and shampoo afterwards. Use this method once a week for obtaining good results.

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Some More Benefits of Rose Water

Carrying rose water in a spray bottle acts as a great face mist and makeup setter. It keeps your face well hydrated and your skin will feel fresh. Due to its mild attribute, it is great for sensitive skinIf you have a regimen that includes rose water and works wonders for you, do share with us in the comments.


How to Use Rose Water for Skin that Glows

Oats, Honey & Rose Water Scrub for a Glowing Face


  • Oats – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Rose water – 2 tablespoons

Directions: Grind the oats to make a coarse powder. Add the honey and rosewater. Mix to make a coarse paste. Apply and scrub gently, in circular motions. Wash off with lukewarm water.

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Potato & Rose Water Face Mask to Lighten Facial Hair


  • Potato juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Rose water – 1 tablespoon  (add honey if you have dry skin)

Directions: Mix the potato juice and rose water to make a watery solution. Dry skin types can even add half a teaspoon of honey. Apply this to your face and leave it overnight. Wash off with water in the morning.


How to Use Rose Water for Acne

Lemon, Sugar, & Rose Water Blackheads Scrub


  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Rose water – 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar – 1 tablespoon

Directions: Make sure you use fine sugar, and not a very granular one. Granular sugar can be too harsh for your facial skin. Combine all the ingredients to make a scrub. Apply this on your face and gently scrub for 5 minutes, concentrating on the T-zone and chin areas. Wash off with water.  

Clay & Rose Water Anti-Acne Face Pack


  • Rose water –  1 tablespoon
  • Clay/Multani Mitti/Fuller’s Earth – 1 heaped tablespoon
  • Tea tree oil – 2-3 drops

Directions: Add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to the clay powder, along with rose water, to make a smooth paste.  Apply a thin layer on your face and let dry. Wash off with cool water, and follow up with a water-based foundation. Do this twice a week.

Rosewater & Lemon Overnight Face Pack


  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Rose water – 1 tablespoon

Directions: Mix the two ingredients and apply evenly over your face and neck. Keep it on for the night. Wash your face the next morning.


How to Use Rose Water for Eyes

Milk & Rose Water for Dark Circles


  • Cold milk – 1 tablespoon
  • Rose water – 1 tablespoon

Directions: Add the rosewater to the milk in a small bowl. Take two cotton pads and dip them in the rose water and milk solution. Place the pads over eyes for 10 minutes. You don’t need to wash your eyes after removing the pads. Do this daily till the dark circles lighten.

Rose Water for Tired Eyes

Cool rose water can be used to soothe tired eyes. Use some normal water to dilute chilled rose water. Splash your eyes with this solution.


How to Use Rose Water for Dry Skin

Rose water & Glycerin Overnight Mask for for Dry Skin


  • Glycerin – 3 teaspoons
  • Rose water – 3 teaspoons
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

Directions: Mix the glycerin and rose water. Next, add the lemon juice and stir. Pour the mix into a spray bottle. Before sleeping at night, spray the mix on your face and massage it into the skin.  Leave it overnight and wash the next morning.

Rose Water, Papaya & Sandalwood Face Pack for Dry Skin


  • Sandalwood powder –  2 teaspoons
  • Rose water – 1 tablespoon
  • Ripe papaya – 2 slices

Directions: Wash the papaya slices (you’d want to remove any traces of pesticides). Mash the slices to a pulp, and mix in the rose water and sandalwood. Apply the face pack for 10 minutes. Use cold water to wash off.


How to Make Rose Water Toner?

If you are too skeptical about using a cleanser, every time you come back home, you can skip that part and use an alternative like rose water. Using rose water on your face before your makeup and after removing the makeup can give your skin a real glow and cleanse it from the inside.

Rose Water Toner DIY Recipe


  • 10-15 tulsi eaves
  • Rose petals from 2 flowers
  • 1 500ml mineral water bottle

Directions: Add the water, rose petals, and tulsi leaves to a saucepan. Bring to boil over a medium flame. Let it simmer till the water reduces to half. Cool and store in spray bottle. For oily skin, we recommend Apple Cider Vinegar based toners.


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