Dear Locs: The Benefits of Rose Water

Rose water is the magic potion that not only moisturizes your locs the way you need them moisturized, but it’s vital for skin moisture, as well.

Some of the many benefits of rose water include:

  •  A pleasant scent.
    Can be used as an antiseptic because of its antibacterial properties that aid in reducing acne, dermatitis, and eczema.
    As a facial moisturizer, it hydrates the skin
  • Because of its astringent-like properties,  rose water helps clean & tighten pores and pores and tones the skin.
  • The moisturizing properties reduces scalp inflammation and dandruff
  • Can be used as a facial cleanser for all skin types
  • It helps condition the hair deeply

You have two options when it comes to rose water.  You can purchase 100% rose water from health food stores like Whole Foods and drug stores like Target OR you can make it yourself.

Get fresh pesticide-free rose petals, rinse them out, and put them in a pot with at least 2 cups of distilled water. Set the heat on low for about 20 minutes. By that time, your water will turn into the color of the petals. Using a strainer, pour the rose water into a jar or spray bottle.