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I have made this rose water face cream because I love roses and because it keeps my skin smooth and hydrated. It helps that smells delicious too!

Roses are not only absolutely beautiful, they have great benefits for the skin. Skin care products made with roses are used to:

  • Calm redness
  • Hydrate the skin
  • Reduce oil
  • Minimize wrinkles (thanks to its antioxidant properties)
  • Ease eczema and rosacea (due to its anti-inflammatory benefits)

Roses also offer therapeutic benefits:

In this study, it was observed that rose oil had physiological and psychological relaxation, analgesic and anti-anxiety effects.

Source

Now is time for the recipe.

 
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DIY rose water face cream recipe

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Homemade Rose Water Recipe

 

Ingredients you need:

 

3 tablespoons sweet almond oil or apricot Kernel
2 tablespoons cosmetic grade soy wax or beeswax
2 teaspoons emulsifying wax
8 tablespoons rose water
1 teaspoon vitamin e oil
10 drops rosehip oil
15 drops rose essential oil
Broad spectrum preservative at 1% like this one

I have used rose water and hibiscus almond infused oil for this recipe, but you can use rose water from the store or homemade rose water (see recipe here).

 

How to make it:

 

You can choose to use beeswax or soy wax for this recipe. The difference between the two is that the cream made with beeswax is more greasy that the one made with soy wax. Personally, I like better the soy cream because it has a lighter texture.

Place beeswax or soy wax with the emulsifying wax in a heat resistant container.

At the same time, place the rose water in another heat resistant container and position both containers in another one with water so they reach the same or similar temperature.

Simmer over low heat until the wax melt. Add the almond or apricot kernel oil. Stir.

With soy wax

With beeswax

Once the wax is melted take it out of the heat and use a hand mixer to blend.

If you are using beeswax do this step quick because beeswax tends to solidify really fast.

Start adding the rose water slowly while mixing at the same time. Don’t stop mixing until the water and oils have emulsified and it reaches the consistency you want (5 to 10 minutes).

Cleaning beeswax from kitchen utensils can be quite difficult. I give a few tips on how to clean it at the end of this body moisturizer lotion recipe.

Now is time to add the rosehip oil and mix again.

Add rose essential oil and mix with a clean spatula.

Time to add vitamin E oil and mix again. The last step is adding the preservative and mixing it very well so the cream is protected.

Transfer to a container that has been previously sterilized. I clean mine with rubbing alcohol.

The homemade rosewater face cream is ready to use!

How to make rose water face cream
Homemade rose water face cream recipe

The cream will last longer if you store it in a container with lid and in the fridge. The shelf life of the cream is 6 months approx.

If you don’t add a preservative make a small amount and use it within few days, although this is just a guess because I always add a preservative (I don’t like to use preservatives, but I like even less the thought of applying cream infested bacteria on my skin).

How to use it:

The texture of the cream made with beeswax is rich, so I would recommend using it as a night cream or as a face mask for a more intensive treatment.

The moisturizer made with soy wax has a lighter texture, so it will be good to use it during the day or night.

Apply a small amount on the face and neck until is well absorbed.

To keep the cream free from contamination don’t put your fingers on it, use a clean spatula instead.

Other homemade face creams you might like:

This homemade face cream with whipped Shea butter is great for those with dry skin and to reduce wrinkles.

And if you want to tighten the skin or prevent sagging skin check this homemade anti-aging face cream recipe.

This homemade aloe vera moisturizer recipe is good to treat dry skin and prevent red skin and blemishes.

To firm the eye area make this green tea and Shea butter eye cream recipe.