One of the most famous Rose benefits is of that to the skin. In the form of Rose water or Rose Hydrolat, it has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce the redness of irritated skin. It is naturally astringent, helping to tighten the pores, tone the skin and promote a flawless, glowing complexion. Rose water also contains many free radical fighting antioxidants that help to heal and soothe the skin, helping to reduce wrinkles and fine lines and helping to maintain the skin’s delicate Ph balance.

Naturally antibacterial, Rose contains the phytochemicals; nerol, geraniol and citronellol which are effective against many strains of microbes and bacteria. It makes a wonderful natural cleanser that can combat acne, rosacea and other bacterial skin conditions. Not only that, it hydrates and moisturizes, leaving the skin feeling soft and silky smooth.

Roses have forever been associated with love and beauty. With their distinctive and alluring scent, it’s not surprising that they were revered by the ancient Greeks and Romans who used rose petals to adorn their baths – not only for their heady fragrance but for their beautifying properties too.

Roman women from high society would make rose petal poultices in the belief that they could banish wrinkles with them, and ancient Egyptians would boil down whole roses to create a beauty balm with healing properties.