Rose water as it's more commonly refered to is perhaps the most famous and magical of all the plant hidrolates. "Goddess Medicine" (Elizabeth Ashley), Cleopatra's favourite flower, and associated with Ishtar, Aphrodite, Venus and Isis. Rosewater was distilled as early as the 9th century by Al Kindi, 'Philosopher of the Arabs', writer of medicine and astrology and throughout the arabic world to southern Asia in 10th -12th centuries.
We highly recommend reading 'Rose Goddess Medicine' by Elizabeth Ashley for in depth information on the history, Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Aromatherapy uses and MUCH more of rose essential oil and hidrolate.
Damasc Rose was discovered in Europe during the crusades, is considered to be the most beautiful and the most subtle. The hidrolate has so many active components, that its healing field is unlimited! Our Roses are of the damscena variety grown in the unique climate of Teruel, eastern Spain.
Here is a terribly brief summary of some key points:
Rose water can be used to heal skin conditions, from acne and dry skin to sun burn.
It is 'heart medicine', from emotional pain to heart palpitations and irregularites.
Rose water is refreshing and helps to increase our energy when it has been depleated.
Use to balance hormones
Awaken sensuality and desire, self confidence, ability to feel fulfillment.
Treat psycosomaic illness with rose water.
Here is more extensive information taken from 'Hidrolate Therapy, Floral Water Therapy ' by Lydia Bosson:
Refreshing / Refrescant
Antiseptic & antispasmodic
Appetite regulator / Regulador de l'appetit
Abuse of coffee, alcohol and sugar
Frigidity or impotence
Insomnia and nerves
Cardiovascular conditions, arrithmias and hemorroides
Migrains caused by hepatic congestion
Therapeutic indications for skin
Calms blemishes and rosacea
Astringent and tonic for dry skin
Calms allergic skin reactions
Excema / eccema
Irritation and sore eyes
Energetic and psychoemotional indications
Pain and stress from a romantic relationship
Anger, irritation and aggression
Chronic bronchitis caused by emotional frustration
Perfectionism in everything and lack of deep satisfaction
Neediness of someone else to feel seccure (parents, guru)
Heart chakra and coronal block
Useful tip: For those of us who spend alot of time infront of a screen working, spray some hidrolate over yourself as it regenerates and purifies the aura, it's refreshing and can be sprayed directly into tired eyes!
Final tips: Use in direct application to the skin. Ritualise the way you apply rose water. Take your time to receive her gifts. Add to your bath or difusor. Or dap onto your wrists or face with our delicate roll on during your day.