By Chef: Ulyana Michailov
Posted: November 16, 2012
There is no flower quite like a rose. It can be said to be the queen of all the flower kingdom has been used in cosmetics for thousands of years. If roses are in bloom I’ll use their petals to make a concoction of some sort. Rose is hydrating, healing, anti-inflammatory, relaxing, reduces scarring and is perfect for sensitive skin types.
Today, in my kitchen apothecary I made a Rose Petal Polish for the face. When rose petals are blended they turn into very little substance, surprisingly! So use as many as you need to fill up a jar.
- Rose petals- fresh, aromatic and as many as you need
- Rose floral water- available in the Indian section of good supermarkets or health food shop
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup infused chamomile flower tea
- 3 lavender flower heads
- 3% rose essential oil in jojoba oil
- Almond flour
- 3 drops geranium essential oil
- 4 drops calendula essential oil
- 8 drops carrot oil
- Moonstone essence (crystal essence)
- 1/4 lemon, juice
1. In a blender process all the ingredients until at your desired consistency. Keep in a glass air tight jar in the fridge. Will keep for around 4-5 days.
To use it simply, soak your skin really well with a soft muslin or cheesecloth (better than skin washers) then apply a table spoon or more in gentle circular motions. Leave it on for a good 10 to 15 minutes then use a floral mist before your moisturizer.
I hope this inspires you to mix up a potion of your own, it really is a fun and easy way to keep up an effective beauty regime.