Organic rose petals
Collect rose flowers, preferably organic, smaller roses as they tend to be more fragrant. Separate the petals and rinse them in cold water to remove any debris. Add the roses to a pot and cover them with water (Not too much or you will dilute the rose water). Simmer the roses for 20-30 minutes on medium to low heat until the roses lose color. Cool and strain. The rosewater can be stored in the fridge for a week or poured over an ice cube tray and frozen.
Soothing Rose Facial Cleanser
8 - 10 rose petals
3 - 4 Tbsp of distilled or filtered water
2 Tbsp honey
Soak 8 to 10 petals in 3 to 4 tablespoons of distilled or filtered water for three hours. Mash the petals into the water and then add 2 tablespoons of honey. Mix and apply to the face. Leave on for 20 minutes, and then rinse with cool water.
Honey Rose Mask
6 - 8 rose petals
1 Tbsp of plain yogurt
1 Tbsp of raw honey
Soak rose petals for an hour and crush them in a bowl or mortar. Next, mix the plain yogurt and raw honey with the rose petals, and apply the mixture to your face. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse. If you have oily skin, you can add a little bit of lemon juice to the mix.
Rose Petal and Yogurt Mask
1/4 cup of mashed rose petals
2 Tbsp of yogurt
1 Tbsp of gram or chickpea flour
2 Tbsp of rosewater
Mix the rose petals with gram or chickpea flour, yogurt, and rose water to make a thick paste. Apply to the face. Then, let the mask dry and rinse with milk, followed by cold water.