Rosewater Benefits for Hair and Skin

Abundant quote of the day…

“Things work out the best for those who make the best of how things work out.” ~ John Wooden.

In a previous post I shared my love for Gardenia flower water. Flower waters and hydrosols have found a special place in my skin care regimen.

Rosewater is yet another all natural source of hydration that is beneficial for the body both inside and out.

It is made from rose petals and water, which adds a wonderful perfume element. Rosewater is natural way to freshen up your linens and towels.

In addition to its rose scent, rosewater has medicinal benefits including, relieving sore throats, treating scars, and soothing headaches.

As a continued added bonus, rosewater has benefits for the hair and skin. Due to its antibacterial and antioxidant properties, it is an easy and chemical free way to naturally condition our hair. It also works well with a variety of skin types.

Rosewater is one of those timeless products that can take the place of several other types of beauty products. You can likely replace your hair setting lotions, skin toners, anti-aging creams, and even scalp treatments, with one bottle of rosewater.

Where does rosewater come from?

Flower waters are also referred to as hydrosols. According to the Suzannerbanks Blog, “hydrosols” are the water left over from the steam and water distillation of a plant or flower.

When this is done with rose petals, the by-product of this steaming process is a rose-water hydrosol.

A product labeled “flower water” usually means that the oil of the flower has been added to water. In both cases, the essence of the plant or flower is captured in the water. It is recommended that you read labels carefully and make sure that your purchase 100% rosewater.

You can also make your own rosewater at home by boiling fresh rose petals on the stove. After straining the petals you’re left with all natural rosewater! 

Keep reading and look for the link below on how to make your own rosewater at home.

Rosewater is also an aromatherapy water. I keep rosewater in a spray bottle and give my face a spritz in the morning and afternoon. It wakes me up in the morning and relieves stress after a long day in the office.

Rosewater Benefits


  • Rosewater conditions and moisturizes the hair. After shampooing and conditioning I like to spritz rosewater on my hair before applying a leave in conditioner.
  • Rosewater can be used as a setting lotion. I frequently use rosewater in combination with a traditional setting lotion or mousse when I roller set my hair. The result is soft, bouncy and curly hair.
  • Rosewater has healing properties that are beneficial to gaining a healthy scalp.
  • Rosewater sparks hair growth by stimulating flood flow when applied to the scalp.
  • If you enjoy the fragrance of rose flowers, you will love the sweet fragrance rosewater adds to your hair.


  • Applying rosewater to the skin will reduce the appearance of large pores.
  • Rosewater contains properties that helps to fight acne.
  • Rosewater is one of many beautiful flower waters that is a natural skin toner. It assists in removing access oils, moisturizes and refreshes the skin.
  • During the hot summer months rosewater gives cooling relieve to hot skin and soothes sunburn.

There are a variety of make-up setting products on the market today that can run you anywhere from $10 to $30. Before shelling out your hard-earned money, give rosewater a try.

Not every brand of rosewater is the same. It is important to research a brand to find exactly how they produce their product. You want to find the most natural flower waters available on the market.

If you opt to make your own rosewater at home, choose organic roses if they are available near you. Check out this easy tutorial I found on the YT! This is a double boiling method.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Stay subscribed for more flower water articles and tutorials!



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