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Rose Water and Glycerin Facial Cleanser

Rose Water and Glycerin Facial Cleanser

Rose water is one of the all-time best and most traditional facial
cleansers, because rose is astringent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic,
and has a lovely scent.

1 cup rose-infused water
2 teaspoons glycerin
5 to 10 drops rose essential oil

Place a handful of dried rose petals in a mason jar, cover with boiling water, seal, and let set overnight. Note that dried rose petals are available in many health food stores (as is vegetable glycerin), or online from herbal supply stores.

After the rose petal infusion has set overnight, strain. Combine the ingredients in a pretty jar, and shake to blend. Note that you will extend the shelf life if you add 1/2 a teaspoon of grapefruit seed extract (available in health food stores). The antiseptic quality of essential oils will also act as a preservative.

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7:05AM PST on Nov 23, 2014

Thanks for sharing

9:26AM PDT on Jul 9, 2014


2:34AM PDT on Jun 27, 2014

I have used rose water and glycerin in the past for moisturising. Never thought of it as a cleaner. It feels a bit 'sticky', but smells nice.

10:09PM PDT on Jun 9, 2014

Fresh and Pure ROSE WATER for your skin and beauty care... check the above link for more details.
No need to make it at home any more. Its pure and effective.

MARHABA SPRAY (ROSE WATER SPRAY) is a beautiful scented moisturiser perfect after a bath to leave a light rose scent on your skin. Contains rose oil and high quality Rose Water from natural Rose petals.

4:52AM PDT on May 17, 2014

Make the best use of what we've got and the cleanliness for both our body and our environment

12:52AM PST on Jan 21, 2014


6:01PM PST on Jan 10, 2014

Great share, thanks.

7:59PM PST on Jan 9, 2014


3:00PM PST on Jan 9, 2014

That sounds like a really nice cleanser, I will give it a whirl. Thank you for sharing this.

4:19AM PST on Jan 2, 2014

May I please ask for a description on how to make my own body lotion as well?
The one we buy in the shop contains al sorts of harmful chemicals.

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