The properties of the rose have been known for many years. Rose petals are used, among others, in confectionery and cosmetic products. The taste of the petals of this plant has a large group of fans, which is why it is gaining popularity. In cosmetics, roses are used to make creams, hydrolats and gels. It has soothing and moisturizing properties and making homemade cosmetics out of it is really simple.
Recipe for Handmade Rose Serum
To prepare a homemade rose serum you will need:
- 30 ml of rose water or rose oil,
- 10 ml of your chosen essential oil,
- an incomplete teaspoon of hyaluronic acid,
- selected vitamins (depending on individual needs and expectations)
Received serum using these products should be poured into a glass bottle, for this purpose you can use a container after the used product. Such a cosmetic should be stored in a refrigerator and preferably used within a few days.
How to obtain the necessary ingredients
- Rose water
Rose water is available in many online stores and stationary drugstores. Alternatively, it can be called rose hydrolate and this is the name under which it is most often found in stores. You can also prepare this water yourself at home
The recipe of such a cosmetic is very simple and requires little expenditure. To make it yourself, you need a few handfuls of rose petals, distilled water, which can be purchased in some stores and at gas stations, a pot with a lid, a strainer and a container for the finished product. Rose petals should be placed in a pot and poured over water. Then you need to boil them until they lose their color, and then strain the decoction and pour it into a bottle or container. Ready water should be stored in the refrigerator. Such a cosmetic can be used not only to make a serum, but also applied directly to the face, which soothes irritation and perfectly moisturizes the skin.
- Rose oil
For serum, instead of rose water, you can add rose oil. Making a recipe with the addition of such a substitute will change the consistency to a more oily one. Rose oil, like water, can also be made yourself. Just put crushed rose petals into a jar of light glass and pour oil over them. Such a concoction should stand for about 3 weeks in a sunny and warm place. Such oil can also be applied directly to the skin. It has a similar effect to rose water.
- Essential oils and their effects
The type of ingredient depends largely on the individual needs of the skin. For serums, oils such as argan, macadamia or jojoba are most commonly used and can be purchased at herbal stores, some pharmacies or online stores
Arganoil is rich in vitamin E and omega 3 acids, which smooth and moisturize the skin
Macadamia oil has a firming effect, and jojoba oil adds radiance to the skin and moisturizes it perfectly. A great option is to mix these oils to make a recommended serum, which will further enhance its effects.
- Hyaluronic acid
This acid can be purchased in some pharmacies, drugstores or online stores. Its action is very wide. It has great regenerative properties, smooths wrinkles, improves skin condition, moisturizes and nourishes the skin. It can be used on scars in order to reduce them. Such a cosmetic will be useful not only for creating a rose serum, but also for the care of the whole body.
- Vitamins and their effects
The last ingredient, vitamins, should also be selected according to the individual needs of the skin. Vitamin E is most often used, because it has a good effect on the condition of the skin, protects it from the harmful effects of UV rays and rejuvenates the complexion. Alternatively, or in addition to vitamin E, you can add vitamin A, which has very similar properties. All vitamins are available in pharmacies and online stores.
Rose serum is very simple to make and use. It is enough to apply a few drops to selected parts of the body and rub it thoroughly into the skin. Such a cosmetic is best used in daily evening care. The effects of improving the condition of the skin are noticeable after the first use, but this is not the only reason why it is so popular. Many people are attracted to this cosmetic by its unique rose scent.