Today, I am excited to share with you a guest post from the fantastic DIYer Mary of Evolve with Mary. Her blog is full of fun crafts and lifestyle challenges that are sure to inspire you!
I never learned how to apply makeup. When I was a teenager there weren’t millions of youtube videos providing me with step-by-step directions on how to contour my face, my Mother was no help, so I never indulged.
When I have a severe breakout I have to suffer through with no relief, nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. Because of the slight disadvantage dealing with breakouts, my beauty regiment and beauty products have to be on point. No skipping face washes or exfoliations sessions. I give myself weekly face masks, steam my face regularly and make sure to moisturize multiple times a day.
Somewhere along the way I fell in love with making my own beauty products and one of my favorite things to make is Rose Water. Rose Water is a super beauty product compared to others. It’s been used for thousands of years, Cleopatra used Rose Water every day. If it’s good enough for Ancient Egyptian Royalty, then it’s good enough for me.
You can buy rose water as cheap as $15 and as expensive as $1000, my versions cost $10 and works just as good as the expensive stuff.
DIY Rose Water
Time: 15 mins + cooling time
Skill Level: Beginner
5-6 organic, non-pesticide Roses (about 3 cups rose petals)
2 cups distilled water + 1 cup to rinse roses
Pluck petals and discard roses stems
Rinse petals with 1 cup distilled water
Bring 2 cups of distilled water to a rolling boil
Add petals to water
Boil for 4-5 mins
Petals will lose their color and water will turn light/dark pink
*Do not over boil water can turn brown
Remove from heat
Cool for 1-2 hours
Once fully cooled, strain out all water and pour into a container
You can use it as toner, a skin fresher, or as a rejuvenating mist
I keep mine in the refrigerator for a nice invigorating burst of goodness during the day.
I’m guest posting on Mary’s blog today, so be sure to check it out!
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