the many (other) uses of rosewater
1. Rosewater is a mild disinfectant.
Who knew, right? (Well, I sure didn't) In effect, it can be used as a non-drying, sweet-smelling alternative to hand sanitizer.
2. It can be used as a facial toner.
Given its antiseptic properties, rosewater is also an effective moisturizing toner. It's a non-toxic, alcohol-free alternative to commercially-bought toners or astringents. Simply dab on with a cotton ball.
3. It de-frizzes and moisturizes hair.
This was another pleasant surprise. I swear, a few spritzes of rosewater into my hair made it softer and more manageable. It's lighter and a lot less sticky than leave-on conditioners.
4. The scent of rose helps you get a more restful sleep.
Known to be relaxing, rose fragrances can help people (like myself) who have trouble sleeping at night. So it's an absolutely clever idea to use it a linen spray!
Food-grade rosewater can also be used in recipes, but I've never tried that yet. I have no experiences to share about cooking with rosewater ... but that's a thought for a future blog entry.