Let’s Clear Things Up . . .
We get a lot of questions about how to use Moroccan Rose Water. Just like a lot of organic and natural products, the benefits are powerful but it also can get confusing on how to use them and the benefits of each.
And it’s not just for feminine beauty uses!
We’ll show you 8 ways to use it to improve your skin (like as an aftershave to reduce razor burn or irritation).
You should feel confident about what you are putting on your body, sure of where it comes from, and walk away with some great ways to use it. BONUS: We’re going to create some clarity on how to spell it.
How do you spell it?
The good news is that both ways of spelling Rose Water/Rosewater are common and interchangeably used! The Oxford Dictionary spells it as Rose Water but each is acceptable. Now we can all take a deep breath from the stress that has caused us. It can definitely be confusing when searching for products, so you’ll see us using it both ways every once in awhile.
Where does it come from?
Rose Water stems from the beautiful roses that you get from your honey on Valentine’s Day, or any other day of the year if you are lucky. Some think Rosehip Oil comes from roses as well but actually, Rosehip comes from the seeds of the Rosehip bush and is a cold-pressed seed oil.
Rosewater is not an oil but is an essential floral water, also known as a hydrosol, which comes from organically steam-distilling the rose, petals, stem, and all. Some Rose Water has chemicals or alcohol, but we believe in using the pure thing so there are no other additives, let alone chemicals or alcohol. We don’t add any fragrances either because we believe that the real roses are the best thing!
Some Rose Water that you can find in the marketplace is a mixture of rose oil and water, thus diluting it. However, Leven Rose Rose Water Toner is just from distilling the roses themselves in a water process and it’s never diluted from its original form.
What is Rose Water like?
Rosewater has similar characteristics to its rose oil counterpart, except less concentrated. It has a milder scent, compared to the oil, and has grassy notes in it due to making it with the entire plant and not just the petals. With rose oil or fragrances, the flower fragrance is the only thing captured, which is really powerful and pungent. However, the whole flower has benefits! So our Rose Water Toner uses more of the flower which gives us a deeper, richer floral scent than just the petals.
What is it good for?
Rosewater is a rich source of antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Jam packed with vitamins like A,C, D, and B6, this flower water has been known to lower inflammation, reduce bacteria on your skin, and help clear up blackheads and breakouts. Also, Rose Water is extremely hydrating for both your skin and your hair. You can use Rosewater for your cuticles, face, body, skin, eyes, and so much more. It really is a super flower.