How was your Valentine’s Day? After our cheeky flower guide yesterday it was funny that Mark came home with red, white and pink roses. I guess that guy wanted to cover his bases! Plus he got an insane deal at Whole Foods – 2 dozen roses for $20. How crazy is that?
We have had flowers on the brain lately. Lindsey’s post on reducing stress with flowers reminded me how many ‘pamper yourself with petals’ ideas we’ve shared lately. So I thought I would handily collect them for you all. And here they are – seven rosey ideas for your bath and beauty.
Roses are naturally moisturizing and calming to irritated skin. Mix your rose petals with powdered milk, Epsom salt and essential oil for a moisturizing bath soak that can help sooth rosecea and eczema.
Rose oil is naturally antibacterial and can help treat acne and acne-prone skin. Combined with calming chamomile, roses make an ideal ingredient in gentle face washes and cleansers.
Even the name sounds refreshing on this one! Rose water works as a natural astringent to helps tighten pores. Because this toner contains no alcohol it leaves skin feeling smooth, not dried out.
Roses have a delicate aroma and contain high amounts of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, that can help protect and repair skin cells from damage. Plus, bath bombs are incredibly fun for both kids and grownups.
Roses and vanilla are a natural scent made in heaven. A shea butter soap base makes this soap super soft and moisturizing.
Rose petals have long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to detoxify and calm so sprinkle a few handfuls of wilting rose petals in the water for a soothing bath.
Rose-infused almond oil makes a decadent body moisturizer. The natural oils found in roses help lock moisture into the skin, a much needed benefit in the winter. Just make sure to use non-sprayed flowers to avoid slathering yourself unintentionally with chemicals.
What’s your favorite way to use wilting roses?4