There's nothing like the smell of roses to make you feel calm and happy. And there's nothing like organic Bulgarian white rose water (also known as rose hydrosol) to make your skin and hair look and feel amazing.
If you're searching for a natural, gentle, and refreshing way to improve your skin, hair, and emotional balance look no further than Bulgarian white rose water - featured in our Radiance Rose Glow Ultra-Hydrating Flower Essence.
In this blog post, we will discuss what makes this gorgeous, delicate flower water so special and we'll give you a few fresh and fabulous ways to use it.
Certified organic rosa alba blossoms
Our certified organic Bulgarian white rose water is steam distilled from precious Rosa Alba petals ethically harvested in the Bulgarian Rose Valley - one of the rarest oil-bearing roses.
The unique distillation technique used by our artisan distillers embodies century-old traditions that preserve more of the rose plant's essential nutrients than what more modern technologies produce.
The process yields a potent liquid with a delicate floral aroma rich in antioxidants, essential oils, and anti-inflammatory goodness. Organic Bulgarian white rose water has a lighter scent than the more common pink rosa Damascena water, making it more suitable for those with fragrance sensitivities who prefer to use a more subtle flower water.
Bulgarian white rose water has a softer fragrance profile than rose essential oil or rose absolute, while maintaining all the fragrance complexity of the original rose plant.
This lighter floral scent makes rosa alba flower water a wonderful addition to your skin, hair, and wellness rituals.
In addition to being one of the world's most prized floral waters for skin and hair, Bulgarian white rose water is also believed to contain harmonizing biodynamic energy that helps balance emotions and bring about a sense of calm and tranquility.
Flower power - 3 ways to use organic Bulgarian white rose hydrosol for beauty and balance
1. Nourishes and rejuvenates dull skin
This gentle rose mist is an excellent facial toner that soothes irritation and redness, and helps to calm and clarify skin, while also providing it with essential nutrients. It can be used on the entire face and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and dry or mature skin.
Rose water also rejuvenates dull skin, promotes wound healing, and helps fight acne-causing bacteria.
It is an excellent natural cleanser that removes dirt, oil, and makeup from the skin without stripping away its natural moisture.
When used regularly, Bulgarian white rose water can help to clarify skin and improve its texture and tone, while also providing skin with a healthy dose of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.
A 2020 study also found that rose extract helps modulate skin stress and decreases the appearance of under-eye dark circles.
Now that you know many of the benefits of Bulgarian white rose water, let's discuss how to use it properly. Rose water is best used after cleansing the skin. Simply spritz over your entire face and neck or apply with a cotton pad throughout the day.
For best results, follow up with a hydrating facial oil like our Radiance Superfruit Serum to seal in the moisture and those beautiful rosy notes.
2) Boosts hair growth and natural luster
When used as a hair treatment, rose water significantly improves shine, softness, and natural luster, while potent antioxidants help protect your precious locks from damage due to sun exposure and over-styling.
Rose water is high in tannins, a natural astringent that cleanses the scalp, regulates oil production, and reduces dandruff build up. It also unclogs pores and decreases oxidative stress, which helps increase hair growth and slow the rate of hair loss.
A 2014 study showed that hair treatments with a lower pH (≤ 5.0) help prevent hair cuticle damage, hair fiber breakage, and reduce frizzing.
Vegan Mia's Organic Bulgarian White Rose Hydrosol has a consistent pH level of between 4.0 and 4.5, making it a wonderful addition to your healthy hair routine.
Use rose water as a hair rinse by diluting it with water and applying it to your hair after shampooing. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing out. Follow up with your preferred conditioner.
You can also use rose water as a leave-in treatment or as a dose of instant moisture for parched, split ends. For an extra boost of hydration, add a few drops of our Shine Nourishing Hair and Scalp Oil Treatment to your rose water hair spritz.
3) Soothes and relaxes mind and body
Organic Bulgarian white rose water is prized for its delicate floral aroma and potent anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects.
It adds intoxicating, rosy floral notes to a variety of aromatherapy applications including water-based perfumes, commercial and homemade cosmetics, and room and linen sprays.
The essential oils in rose water have even been found to help ease headaches and allergy symptoms.
So try a spray or two on your pillow before bed for a blissful sleep and as a shower spray for a zen-like spa experience.
Treat yourself to the wonders of rose water
Bulgarian white rose water is a beautiful and refreshing addition to your summer skin, hair, and wellness rituals.
Use it to perk up dull skin, get an instant moisture boost after prolonged sun exposure, deeply hydrate dry hair, and fill your home with the sensual scent of rose alba flower petals.
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