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Health Benefits of Rose Water and Flower Water

Updated on July 1, 2013
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Vinaya is the author of "Amazing Alphabet" and "People's War in Nepal: Songs and Narratives From the Frontline."


Flowers have medicinal values, their healing powers lie in their ability to promote specific moods and emotions. Flower water cures certain physical conditions. You can externally and internally use essential flower oil, flower water and fresh or dried flowers to heal your body and mind. To make the most use of flowers, make your bath by adding flower petals, essential flower oil or flower water.

Flower water has many health benefits. You can also use flower water as cosmetics. Rose water and other flower waters are very useful in uplifting moods, cleaning and giving glow to your skin, and healing your body and mind.

How to make flower water

Flower water is available in the market. You can also make your own flower water. Add a tablespoon of essential flower oil in 200 ml of distilled water, your flower water will be ready. But remember some flowers are edible while others are not. Rose is edible flower so you can use rose water in cooking to add aroma and flavors to your food and drinks.

There is also another way to make flower water. You can make the potion by collecting dews gathered on the flower petals. If collecting dew is not possible, you can rinse flowers in water and make your flower water. But this works best when you let flower petals float in the water overnight. You may wonder how it works. Water has memory; it retains energy received from flowers for a long time. Before using flower water, make sure you know the healing properties of particular flower.

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Rose water

Rose is edible flower. Rose has many health benefits. You can make rose tea, rose wine or use rose water. Rose water gives cooling effect on your skin by removing excess oil, dirt and other impurities. You can also add rose water to your face pack. Rose water works perfectly on dark spots and blemishes.

Rose water face wash: Rose water is a natural cleanser and toner. Wash your face with rose water, it removes dirt and gives extra radiance to your skin. You can also massage your face with rose water to tone up your skin.

Rose water face pack: Add one table spoon of rose water and lime juice in two table spoon of sandalwood powder, and make a paste. Apply this rose water face pack and let it dry for 10-15 minutes, then wash with water.

Moisturizer from rose water: Rose water and glycerin is a great skincare formula. It moisturizes your skin.

Cleanser from rose water: Add equal amount of rosewater and honey to make your cleanser. Dab cotton on the mixture and apply over your face and neck. Wash your face with water after 20 minutes.

Face scrub from rose water: You can make face scrub by adding 1-2 table spoon of rose water on almond paste. This will open pores on your skin.

Rose water for wrinkle lift: Add one table spoon of rose water and glycerin in two table spoon of sandalwood powder. Apply this paste on your face for 20 minutes. You can also replace glycerin with honey.

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Health benefits of flower water

When you are using flower water internally, add honey or brandy. If you are using flower water externally, make a potion by adding honey, glycerin or brandy.

Drink sunflower water when you are exasperated.

For those with morning blues, blue bells are ideal. Before you go to sleep, pour water over two or three blue bells and drink it in the morning. Blue bell water will rejuvenate you.

When you have hibiscus don’t throw it away because red hibiscus enhances compatibility between people whereas white hibiscus is perfect for anyone who feels out of tune with their own spiritual nature.

Marigold can be used to cure bleeding in women. Soak dried marigold in water for overnight. Mash the flower in the water, strain and drink.

Lotus can be used for spiritual growth.

Morning glory helps to fight drug addiction and tippling.

Feelings of bitterness and resentment are ripped off by acacia. Acacia also reduces desire for smoking and cures bronchitis.

Lavender is helpful for those with sleeping disorder.

You don’t have to worry looking for flower therapist, just rinse flower petals in water for some hours, add glycerin, honey, or brandy and use it. Do not ponder, imbue yourself and see how it works. The magic of flowers in healing is great, even when you have a glimpse at the variety of flowers blooming in the garden, a kind of soothing feeling gives you so much solace.


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      2 years ago

      I just made rose water for cosmetic reasons but didn’t know all the benefits. Love the information! Thanks so much Vinaya!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 

      7 years ago from Mumbai,India

      We use rosewater and jasmine oil for the aroma that they impart. I learned the benefits of other flower waters also from this hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      @Faythef, I hope you will discover medicinal properties of rose yourself.

      @Torrilynn, flowers have been used a herbal remedies in different cultures around the globe. Thanks for commenting.

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      7 years ago


      i never knew that flowers had health benefits. i know that that might seem silly

      but it is true. i like the fact that you can use rose water for therapy and to help

      relax your mind, also helping to heal your body. thanks and will be using in the future.

      voted up

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      Faythe Payne 

      7 years ago from USA

      Fantastic Hub..I love roses and anything related to them..waiting for my rose season to begin and I will be busy busy busy..making rosewater and other things...LOL

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Suzie,

      it is never too late to read good hubs. LOL

      I'm honored that you consider backlinking this hub. Simone, says organic backlinking is best.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Vinya,

      How did i miss this? What a gorgeous hub about roses and rosewater. Flowers have so many great benefits you have highlighted so well. Voted up, Useful, Interesting and shared. I would also link this to my frosted rose petal recipe hub and my rosewater and lemon hub if that is okay? Thanks so much for sharing this Vinya!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Hi dream on, interestingly my interest on flower is recent.

      Thanks for appreciating my work.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

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      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      All these years I have passed so many flowers and roses and knew so little.You have explored and covered so much detail in a great hub.You have some of the most amazing photos that only add to your incredible work.Have a wonderful day.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Millionaire,

      rose water has many health benefits, it is not only edible but also can be used on skin.

      I hope this hub was helpful to you.


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      Shasta Matova 

      7 years ago from USA

      This is really interesting and the photos are awesome. I use rose water in my cooking, but hadn't thought about its benefits. I also hadn't thought about using it as a cleanser. Voted up.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Nicole,

      Thanks for your comment.


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      Nicole S Hanson 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      Awesome hub! Gotta love doing things naturally.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Heaven,

      Alternative healing is growing popular these days. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Heaven L Burkes 

      7 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Beautiful to see how true this concept actually is. I put this idea into my book, speaking of ancient practices for a fantasy civilization. They also drank the tiny seeds of flowers, mixing them with fruit juices. ;) Wonderful HUB! Voting UP and Awesome!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Hi DDE,

      Sorry I did not notice your comment earlier.But anyway, thanks for your comment.


    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Hi KDuBarry,

      In alternate healing, flowers are used as herbs. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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      7 years ago

      Huh, I knew that there are many edible flowers; however, this is the first time I read a detailed account on the nutritional factors of flowers. Definitely an interesting read, Vinaya!

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      Devika Primić 

      7 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You have such informative Hubs and so well written thanks for this information I am amazed by your work

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Lady_E

      thanks for reading and commenting.


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      7 years ago from London, UK

      Very useful to know and I love the fact that it's all natural.


    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Dear Maria

      Thanks for always appreciating everything I do on hubpages.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

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      Maria Jordan 

      7 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      I have wanted to get to this one, so thank you for sharing...such a wonderful reminder.

      I thoroughly appreciate how you have found the magic in flowers all around us... Homeopathic methods of the most aromatic and relaxing 'nature'. Roses and lavender are my thang...

      So I happily vote this UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Pan, thanks for reading, commenting and following me.

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      April Seldon 

      8 years ago from New Orleans

      Very Informative information.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Vellur, thanks for reading and leaving appreciative comment.


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      Nithya Venkat 

      8 years ago from Dubai

      Roses are pretty and has many uses too. Great hub, useful and informative. Voted up and shared.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Thelma, thanks for reading and commenting.


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      Thelma Alberts 

      8 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Thanks for the information. Rose water is one of the essential oil that I use in my massage. It has a very relaxing effect. Thanks for sharing.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      I recommend these wonderful hub authors to the hub community.

      Thanks for reading and commenting my dear fellow writers.


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      8 years ago from United States

      I am a big fan of rose water and use equal amounts of rose water and glycerin to avoid pollen allergies externally.

      great hub with loads of information, vinaya.

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      b. Malin 

      8 years ago

      Well I have 2 Big Rose Bushes out front and I Never knew the Health Benefits that they could provide, that is, until Now. Thanks so much for sharing this useful and most informative Hub Vinaya. I too Vote it UP and Useful, and so Interesting!

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      Kitty Fields 

      8 years ago from Summerland

      I've been learning how to grow and wildcraft my own herbs and use them in herbal remedies and in foods for health benefits so this hub is extremely useful to me, Vinaya. Great info on flower water and rose water and the health benefits of each. Voted up, useful, and awesome!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

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      8 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Vinaya you have a quiet series going. Lavender, and Rose, wines and oils. All very interesting and all worth a try.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Vinaya, an awesome hub. You explain the entire procedure to obtain the benefits from flowers in such simple terms.

      Your pictures are awesome as always.

      I'm bookmarking this hub. Voted up, useful and awesome. Thanks for Sharing.

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      Terrye Toombs 

      8 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Very interesting information, Vinaya! I've never heard of rose water but will be looking for it now. :)

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      8 years ago from Western NC

      This is awesome!! I purchased some rose water as an ingredient in a face-mask I wanted to make. But, I have lots left over. Now I know exactly what to do with it. OOooooh, I have to share this! :)

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      8 years ago from Europe

      Thanks Vinaya, I might put some of your flower ones on my friends holistic page on facebook. :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      8 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Your photos are just lovely Vinaya. Thank you for sharing this with us. I knew roses were used in perfume and they are edible but I didn't know they could be used as a cleanser. The wrinkle lift would certainly worth it :)

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      8 years ago

      Hi Vinaya,

      I could smell the sweet delicate scent of the rose while I was reading the benefits of Rose water.

      I love your pictures.

      Voted up and away!

      Take care :)

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      8 years ago from New York, NY

      I love roses and am pleasantly surprised about the many benefits and uses of rose and flower water. I rated this article useful, thumbs up and interesting. Thank you for sharing.

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      Movie Master 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love the idea of making my own rose water to use in cooking or for health benefits.

      A wonderful, informative hub thank you Vinaya, I loved the stunning photos too!

      Voted up

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      Cathy Nerujen 

      8 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      What a super hub on the amazing properties of Rose water.... :)

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      Frank Atanacio 

      8 years ago from Shelton

      like so many of your quality hubs this was one was also useful and helpful

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      8 years ago from Maldives- The Paradise on Earth

      informative hub

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love Rose water, never made my own. Enjoyed the info. about the use of flowers. Lavender is my favorite scent. Thank you Vinaya,,

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      8 years ago from Las Vegas

      Very useful and interesting article

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      Christy Birmingham 

      8 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I have never tasted rose water. It sounds nice and so many benefits too. This is a great addition to your lavender hub.

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      8 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Wow! Rose water works on dark spots and blemishes too. Good to know all these benefits you have mentioned. Thanks for posting it. Useful and voted up!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      8 years ago

      I love your photos. They are so beautiful! I didn't know rose water could be used for such health benefits. Adding it to food when cooking is another new lesson learned. Thanks for sharing.

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      8 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Very well done article. I am allergic to alcohol and honey, so do you use water and gyclerin or witch hazel instead?

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      8 years ago from Europe

      Very nice! Love it! :)

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      Super Lux 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      this is a beautiful hub :)

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      Bill Holland 

      8 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I knew nothing about this, but thanks to your great hub I am now informed. Great job my friend!

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      JR Krishna 

      8 years ago from India

      Amazed at the many useful effects of rosewater.

      Thanks for sharing

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      8 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Very informative, I love the rose water and honey cleanser idea, you have given a lots of very good practical information, thank you for sharing.

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      8 years ago from Malaysia

      Love your photos. I know rose water is used in many Middle Eastern foods and drinks. I now know how it us done. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.

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      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      This is very helpful to me Vinaya because I am always looking for edible flowers and flowers with medicinal properties. Recently my partner and I went to our fields and I was so pleased to see many flowers there. I am definitely going to need a copy of this! Thanks, this is really what I needed.

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      Life Under Construction 

      8 years ago from Neverland

      those photos were really amazing vinaya!

      anyway..thanks for sharing the benfits of rosewater and flower waters. i think i've learned something new today.

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      8 years ago

      Oh , a Rose is an edible flower ? It's only after reading that i realized that so many things that i don't know and need to know.

      A hub so nourish with worthy inputs plus the pictures which are perfectly beautiful. Have a wonderful Friday !

      Voted and worthy to be shared.

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      8 years ago from India,mumbai

      Thanks for sharing this informative Hub. Besides rose water I was unaware of benefits of other flower waters. Good work. Voted up

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      8 years ago from The Netherlands

      Beautiful hub!


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      Mary Craig 

      8 years ago from New York

      This was very educational! I love roses and being able to actually use them instead of just looking at them sounds like a great idea. I never knew how beneficial they could be...I knew they were used to make perfume but to cleanse your face or to take internally...

      Voted up, useful and interesting.


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