Rose Love

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I don’t know what it is but lately I just can’t seem to get enough of Rose. Rose tea, Rose water, Rose oil, Rose-scented anything (as long as it’s not that artificial smelling rose – eek). I actually dedicated an entire post to my love for roses called “Beauty and health benefits of roses”.  I shared the benefits of this beautiful flower but wanted to reiterate some of the many amazing benefits of smelling, drinking, bathing and moisturizing in this flower…

Aside from providing an aesthetic appeal, which contributes to the overall  pleasure and feeling of well being, roses have a genuine practical use in our regimens of good health. Rose oil and rose water are derived from the flowers and rose hips have many valuable properties.

Roses are widely considered the most beautiful flowers in the world. The flower is an integral part of innumerable stories, legends, myths and legacies. With its varied colors, incomparable fragrance and range of shapes and sizes, you can find one for every mood and occasion. People who do not know about any of its medicinal properties can still tell you of one undeniable property; a beautiful, red rose can invoke romantic feelings in even the hardest of hearts.

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The Products:

Heritage Rose Water – The most affordable and refreshing facial water. I use this every day, all day.

R.L. Linden & Co La Balmba Rose Healing Rose Balm – I can’t seem to use any other lip balm besides this lately. It’s just so good. My lips crave it. I use it every day and night and my lips haven’t been at all dry this entire winter which is a miracle. I also love to use this on my cuticles.

Osmia Organics Linden Rose Hand Cream – Best.Hand.Cream.Ever. Yep, I said it, and I mean it. Looking for a hand cream that won’t leave a greasy residue left over? This is it. It moisturizes so well and sinks in immediately and the scent of rose lingers all day long. Love.

Badger Balm Damascus Rose Facial Oil and Badger Balm Damascus Rose Beauty Balm are such lovely additions to my beauty routines, especially with the weather being so cold. My skin needs extra pampering lately and these two products are wonderful. I use the beauty balm for just about everything and the rose facial oil is one of my favorite nighttime facial oils. I wake up with refreshed and glowing skin every time I use it.

Pollen & Wax Roses & Roses Complexion Clay – I mentioned this complexion clay in my Pollen & Wax Brand Focus Review  and I am still really enjoying it. I love to mix this with honey. It’s great for my sensitive skin!

Terra Essentials Aromatherapy Rose Roll-On - This beautiful rose essential oil blended in jojoba oil comes with rose quartz gemstones. It’s the most delicate roll-on fragrance and so incredibly relaxing. I love to carry this in my purse.

Did You Know…?

  • It is suspected that the rose was probably the very first flower from which rose oil and rose water were distilled; possibly in the 10th Century Persia.
  • A very large quantity of rose petals is needed to produce a very small quantity of oil. Thus, it is very costly. Thankfully only a small amount of rose oil is needed in therapeutic preparations.
  • The natural oils found in roses help lock moisture into the skin, keeping skin feeling smooth. Rose is especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin because the sugars in its petals create a soothing feeling.
  • Naturally antibacterial rose essential oil makes can help treat acne and acne-prone skin. Combined with its cleansing properties, rose makes an ideal ingredient in face washes and cleansers..
  • The rose also offers a soothing property to the nerves and emotional /psychological state of mind. It is regarded as a mild sedative and anti-depressant. It is increasingly used in treatments for conditions of stress: nervous tension, peptic ulcers, heart disease, among others. When used aromatically, rose calms and soothes the mind. In fact, rose petals are a staple in Ayurvedic medicine to detoxify and calm.
  • It is important to ensure that the product contains the genuine natural rose oil. Many manufacturers label their products containing rose essence but it could be synthetic. Synthetic rose ingredients have no therapeutic value at all!

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Are you a fan of Roses? Please feel free to share with me some of your favorite rose-related products. Also have you tried any of the products mentioned above?

xoxo,

Britanie

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30 Responses to Rose Love

  1. What a beautiful picture! I love rose. I currently use an aryuvedic toner made of rose water, and I have this rose & geranium lip balm from BalmBalm. I’d love to try R.L linden and Pollen & Wax. I’m also really intrigued by this rose gemstones roll-on :) x

  2. Claire says:

    I love rose so much too! question- have you tried the Heritage Rosewater Glycerin spray? and if you have do you prefer that one or the plain Rosewater one? I’m just wondering if you find the glycerin one more moisturizing.
    I really want to try this brand of rosewater next, it’s organic and says it’s the real stuff.. actual rosewater and not just water and rose oil like other brands:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001KPSO5M?cache=684d0fde5c54f8d8b21fa254930e790e&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70#ref=mp_s_a_1_9&qid=1393876683&sr=8-9

    • Britanie says:

      Hi Claire!
      I am SO happy you told me about this Rosewater… I actually purchased it and it’s AMAZING. I will be mentioning it on my blog soon. Thank you so very much. Also I do use the rosewater glycerin spray also – it’s very moisturizing, I love it in summertime as my only moisturizer. It’s also great for a body moisturizer :)

      • Claire says:

        you’re so welcome! :) glad to know that it’s amazing!! I will be purchasing it as soon as possible! :D

  3. Emily S. says:

    Rose water is my go-to facial mist/toner and I use the heritage rosewater glycerin spray daily. On my skin (which is super dry and prone to eczema) the glycerin spray is lightly moisturizing & soothing and never causes dryness or irritation. I haven’t tried the plain rosewater spray so I can’t say whether one is more moisturizing than the other. I also love the Badger damascus rose products, and doubt I could make it through the winter with out the beauty balm. I recently purchased some Wild Rose facial oil from Mountain Rose Herbs and absolutely love it. It smells amazing, is wonderfully nourishing, and leaves my skin soft and glowing. I’d love to try the Terra Essentials roll on. I’m going to add it to my wish list!

  4. i am a rose lover! i use that rose water sometimes as a toner, and at night use rosehip oil every other evening to lock in moisture. i also drink a rosehip tea called ‘glow’ by david’s tea! so yes…i’m on board this petal train :)

  5. I’ve recently come around to appreciating the wonders of rose! Heritage Rose Water is a staple in my skincare routine, though their Glycerin & Rosewater really didn’t work for me. I also use Thayer’s Witch Hazel Toner in the rose scent. I picked up Badger’s Damascus Rose Face Oil for my mom, and she really enjoys it too. Lovely post, as always!

  6. Tara says:

    Hi Britanie,
    May I know if you have tried the Badger rose sunscreen SPF 16? It looks so lovely but I see mixed reviews on the Internet. Just wondering. Thanks!

    • Marie says:

      I am currently using the Badger Damascus Rose Facial Sunscreen, and its really nice for everyday. Moisturizing yet lightweight. Doesn’t leave a greasy white film either. I have gone through many bottles of their rose facial oil as well! My mom had the beauty balm, which I’ve tried and like it as an eye cream. I will probably order the Heritage mist soon, thanks for the reviews!

    • Britanie says:

      Hey, I have tried the Badger rose sunscreen – it’s one of my favorites :)

  7. Great collection of rose products! One of my faves is Evan Healy’s Rose Hydrosol. Kahina’s mist is also lovely, and One Love Organics Vitamin D mist too. Rose is quite popular in skin care, and that makes me happy : )

    I agree that Osmia makes the best hand cream ever – I’m planning a review one of these days! The rose and the vanilla shea are both great, light scents.

  8. rae says:

    great post! i love how you also included some information about roses as well. these products seem great, and i am going to take a look at them more indepthly. at the moment, i am really a fan of the use of organic natural products, so this fits right in line with that! i just think they are so much better for the skin in the long run.

    rae of lovefromberlin

  9. Erin says:

    I’ve wondered about these Badger products! I’ll have to sample!

  10. AnUsha Puri says:

    ah what a beautiful picture.I adoooore roses britanie.Right now i am using Forest Essentials AyurvedaMashobra Honey, Lemon & Rosewater Face Wash ..heavenly

  11. Jana says:

    Great photo, love rose products<3

  12. Fun fact! It takes 2.5 TONS of fresh rose petals to make just 16 ounces of the organic rose oil we use. Ours comes right from the valley of roses in Bulgaria. :) Thanks for sharing!

  13. I love the Thayer’s rose toner, and I’m thinking of picking up the one from Heritage and compare them both. Heard a lot of good things about Badger’s rose oil – what’s the texture like?

  14. Kathryne says:

    Roses and rose products really do have a calming effect to them! Also, isn’t there something just so romantic to them? I feel special and lovely when I use rose products. Natural E has a lovely rose and lanolin lip salve. Thanks for all the picks!

  15. Rose is one of my favorite scents, and I’m not a big fan of florals. Weleda’s Wild Rose line smells amazing, pure rose, and I just discovered some of the products come in travel size! Thank you for this post, the Terra Essentials Roll-On sounds perfect.

  16. Sadie says:

    I’ve been warming up to roses lately after being turned off by the artificial scent of conventional “rose” products. My favorite thing to do is use dried rose petals (paired with some other herbs like linden, witch hazel, lemon balm, etc.) to make a lovely facial steam or bath tea. Thanks for the wonderful post, as always. :)

  17. Great post Britanie! I also love the scent of rose. The Heritage Rose Water is something I always like to have on hand. Its so affordable!

  18. Hi Britanie,
    Will you be able to do a post on your favourite mascaras? I really want to find some good green mascaras. RMS has come out with their own mascara and I’m excited to see reviews on it!

  19. I’m a big fan of anything rose as well, probably due to the near obsession my mom has with anything rose! This was a really great post, and very interesting to read!
    XOXO
    Veronica

  20. callitvanity says:

    And noooow I’m craving roses – and I’ve run out of rose water. Nooooooooooooooo!

    Mayah x

  21. equestrienne says:

    I adore roses! My absolute favorite rose scented products are from Pratima Skin Care. I use the Pitta Essential Oil and Lipsomes and they smell so heavenly. I use only a few drops morning and evening, but the scent is so powerful (in a good way) that it’s such a pleasure to use them. Her Rose Organic Bath Oil is also lovely.

  22. baileyblush says:

    I think we are Rose sisters. I love anything and everything Rose. I see some favorites, particularly the Rosewater and Badger Face Oil. Have you tried the Pacifica Rose Perfume? You would fall in love!

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  24. How not to fall in love with this article? *heart eyes*

    I’m really glad to read about Heritage Rose Water as I’ve come across it before and wasn’t sure whether it’d be a good buy. I’ve been using Burt’s Bees rose water as a toner for some time now, but I will give Heritage’s a try soon :)

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