The following article was written by Keegan Baur.
When I was growing up, my mom's roses were the envy
of everyone in the neighborhood. Mom had rose bushes all along the front porch
and down one side of our house. The flowers' brilliant blooms were bursting
with vibrant color. I'll always associate this flower with my mom and my
childhood—pure, comforting, and nostalgically sweet. I think these emotions are
what make me so excited about this do-it-yourself rose water skin toner!
But why should you
be excited about it? Aside from the fact that it smells lovely, it's also gentle,
all-natural, cruelty-free, suitable for almost all skin types (including dry, sensitive, and normal), and
it won't break the bank. Oh, and did I mention that it's easy to make? If your
skin is like mine—feeling "under the weather" and slightly dry because
of prolonged sun exposure—this toner might be just the ticket to bringing some
life and moisture back to your visage.
Rose Water Toner1
cup rose petals (rinsed)2
cups boiling filtered water1
in the fridge for up to one week
Apply the toner after washing and before
moisturizing your face.
Even if you're like me and have been abusing your
skin lately, you can come up smelling like roses with skin that's soft and
smooth to the touch.
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