Flower Power: DIY Rose Water Toner

A recent trip to New York Botanical Gardens inspired today's quick beauty tip, homemade rose water toner. The therapeutic properties found in flowers are immense and the rose is no an exception. Rose water has mild astringent properties, it helps soothe, tighten and tone the skin. It also works as a great make-up setter and is suitable for most skin types.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 roses (rinsed and preferably organic) 
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 strainer 
  • 1 sterilized glass container
  • 1 spray bottle

How to: Pick rose petals from the rose and place in the pan. Pour the cups of boiling water over the petals and cover the pan. Allow the rose petals and water to infuse for 1-2 hours. Strain the mixture and transfer to either sterilized glass container or bottle. Store in the fridge for up to a week. 

And voilà - your very own rose water toner!