Our Love for Roses

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”

-       Alphonse Karr

 

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, roses are on our minds. While the flower speaks in gentle volumes of beauty and love, it also offers something else other than a sweet declaration - beauty benefits. Rose water is beautifully versatile. It can be used in baths (just like people used to do in ancient Greece and Rome), ease sore throats and treat acne. It takes tens of thousands of rose petals to yield one ounce of rose essential oil. Because of this intricate process, it is a luxury skincare item however we only need to use a few drops to experience its powerful benefits.

Petal to the Metal

Roses, whether essential oil, rose powder or rose floral water contains a load of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. It also serves as a natural antibacterial and and anti-inflammatory; it calms skin and help reduce redness.

It is also fabulous as a toner because rose helps calm inflammation, tighten those pores and restore suppleness, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Many facial toners contain alcohol or witch hazel which really dries out the skin and leaves you with an unbalanced pH level. The opposite of what a toner is suppose to do.

Rose oil used with moisturizer also has terrific benefits as it helps trap moisture into skin for both hydration and moisturizing.

SeaLuxe’s Rose Goddess Nectar is made from a delicate process of steaming rose buds so they release a therapeutic compound into the water. Rose water contains tiny molecules of essential oil and is wonderful for everything from skin hydration, tired eyes, relieving the sting of sunburn, treating acne, and other skin irritations.  The flower is also featured in our Rose Mask , Seaweed Mask , Rose body butter and our Cleansing Grains Facial wash.

 

To bookmark this post with another quote:

 

“What a lovely thing a rose is!”

–      Authur Conan Doyle