- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Health Benefits of Rose Water and Flower Water
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.
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.
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.