A very interesting piece of research on how Myrrh was an important part of the perfume used by the Pharoahs
improve skin barrier and reduce water loss
Rose water mist is highly effective in hydrating the outermost layer of our skin, especially in the winter months. Add rose and you’ve got the perfect natural remedy.
Rose absolute improves skin barrier function and reduces transdermal water loss.
It’s also full of antioxidants and some antibacterial properties. Since the amount of active components that rose water contains are significantly lower than the absolute or essential oil, rose water will be much gentler on the skin and to your nervous system.
Spray rose water daily over areas of dry skin, like the back of your hands, legs, and face. For intensely dry skin, including eczema, try wet wrap therapy with rose water.
spritz your routine to reduce anxiety
Besides smelling heavenly, rose water mist has some powerful relaxing effects on our body. One study in 2016 Trusted Source found that inhaling rose water reduced anxiety in patients undergoing medical procedures. This is likely due to the olfactory sensation (or a good old sniff) sending calming signals to the brain.
Inhale long deep breaths as you give your shirt, hair, and face a spritz.
Pat your skin to soothe and clarify
Our skin is actually acidic with a pH of 4.5 to 5.5.However, most skin care products have a pH of 6.0 to 7.5.
These high pH products throw our skin all out of whack and can make existing skin conditions like rosacea, psoriasis, acne, and wrinkles worse. But rose water’s naturally low pH of 5.5 helps rest the natural balance. “As a result, rose water helps soothe and calm the skin — reducing skin irritation
Spray rose water onto a cotton pad and evenly wipe down skin, morning and night, after cleansing. Cotton pads also act as a gentle exfoliator for softer skin.
Spray for better, more relaxed sleep
Night time rituals promote the production of the feel-good hormone, oxytocin, while lowering the stressor, cortisol. Nudging the body and hormones in the direction of sleep is important for proper restoration. Breathing rose water enhances the lulling effects.
The olfactory nerve connects to our brain, which sends signals to the amygdala and limbic system. This part of our brain controls mood and emotions and is said to be relaxed by certain scents, like rose.
Every night at bedtime, spray a few pumps of rose water on your pillow, bed, feet, or face.
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