5 Rose Water Recipes for Beautifying Your Face

You can make your own rose water at home in a very easy way. Write down the tricks that we'll reveal to you below!
5 Rose Water Recipes for Beautifying Your Face
Karla Henríquez

Written and verified by the doctor Karla Henríquez.

Last update: 11 June, 2022

It’s said that to have a healthy and beautiful complexion, you must apply rose water regularly. Have you ever tried it or are you considering doing it? If so, below, we’ll offer some rose water recipes.

Rose water is a well-known liquid in the fields of beauty and personal care. It leaves your skin soft, fresh and smooth because it helps tone complexion and promotes healthy skin. In addition, it smells amazing.

The best part of all is that you can easily make it at home and, according to popular wisdom, it’s good for different skin types.

The base, the most essential part

Before giving you the recipes that will help you beautify your face, it’s important to know how to prepare the base. Once you have it, you’ll be able to start the next steps.

Rose petals.


  • 500 g of rose petals
  • 2 cups of distilled water (500 ml)


  • 1 pot with a lid.
  • 1 glass bottle with an airtight seal.


  • Start by picking the rose petals (red roses have the best fragrance).
  • Then, fill the pot with half a liter of distilled water. After that, add the rose petals and heat over high heat.
  • When the water begins to boil, lower the heat, being careful not to allow the steam to escape, since it’s what contains the essential oil.
  • Then, cover tightly for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let stand for an hour without uncovering the pot.
  • Once all the steam has lowered, pass the contents through a filter.
  • Transfer the water to the glass bottle, close it well, and leave in the refrigerator.

Rose water recipes to beautify your face

And so, now that you have the rose water, try the following recipes. Discover how incredibly easy they are!

1. Glycerin and oats

Oats in a bowl.
Oats promotes good digestion. In addition, it also promotes the feeling of fullness.

This mixture is said to be suitable for oily skin because it helps regulate the amount of sebum produced, without drying it out or damaging it. All this thanks to the touch of oat flour, an ingredient that, in addition to adapting well, also helps fight discomforts such as redness, itching, and inflammation.


  • 2 tablespoons of rose water (20 ml)
  • 4 drops of glycerin
  • 1 teaspoon of oat flour (5 ml)


  • Mix the rose water, glycerin, and oat flour.
  • Then, using a cotton ball, apply the mixture to your face nightly.
  • Then, wait for it to dry. Once it’s dry, rinse with warm water.
  • Finally, apply a moisturizer.

2. Rose water, potato, and honey

This mixture is said to be a home remedy for deeply moisturizing the skin and preventing premature skin aging, especially due to its honey content.


  • 1 medium potato
  • 3 tablespoons of rose water (30 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (7,5 g)


  • Firstly, peel the potato and cut it into chunks.
  • Blend the potato to a purée. Then, add the rose water and honey and blend until it becomes a smooth paste.
  • Then, apply the mask onto your face and wait 15 minutes.
  • Rinse well with warm water.

3. Rose water, turmeric, and sandalwood

In countries like India, turmeric is used in cosmetics as an adjuvant to remove body hair.

Has your face been mistreated by makeup and pollution? If so, this recipe with a touch of turmeric is just what you need. Besides having an incredible scent, it also has anti-inflammatory properties that you won’t want to miss out on.


  • 3 tablespoons of rose water (30 ml)
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric (2 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sandalwood (20 g)


  • Combine the three ingredients in a bowl and stir until well mixed.
  • Using a brush, spread onto your skin from the neck to your forehead. And so, be sure to completely cover your skin.
  • Then, leave the mask on for a few minutes and rinse with cold water.

4. Tomato juice and rose water

It’s believed that this preparation can help to soothe the skin after being in the sun for long periods of time.


  • 2 tablespoons of rose water (20 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of natural tomato juice (20 ml)


  • Mix the tomato juice and rose water. Then apply it on sun-damaged skin.
  • Leave on for a few minutes and rinse.
  • Apply your regular moisturizer.

5. Rose water and mangoes

Looking for rose water recipes that’ll infuse your skin with vitamins? In that case, you should try this mask. Aside from having an incredible texture, it’s also a good source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Therefore, this mask is ideal if your skin is very dry and you want to moisturize it without feeling greasy.


  • 2 tablespoons of rose water (20 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of mango pulp (10 g)


  • Combine both ingredients well and apply the mixture onto your face and neck.
  • Leave the mask on for 20 minutes. Then, rinse with cold water.
  • Then, if your skin tends to be dry, you can apply this mask twice a week.

Do you want to start taking better care of your skin?

Whether you want to rejuvenate your skin or you want to start taking better care of it, you can include these rose water recipes in your beauty routine. Also, keep in mind that, if you have doubts about how to take care of your skin in the most appropriate way, according to its characteristics and needs, you can always consult a dermatologist.

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