have you ever purchased rosewater? have you ever read a book wherein a woman fills a basin with cool water and a little bit of rosewater? have you ever noticed that truly elegant women don’t smell of perfumes, but rather of freshness and rose petals?
ever wonder how they do that?
turns out, it’s not rocket science and is actually a pretty good way to sidestep the alcohol and chemical bath that is most perfumes and eau de toilettes. plus, it usually comes in a glass bottle so no plastic either!
rosewater is distilled rose petal water. simple to make (think enclosed steamer) and wonderful to cook with, bake with, add to drinks (champagne), and awesome for your morning ablutions.
i am a shampoo free girl (i’ll explain this in a later post), and to keep my hair smelling fresh i throw a bit of rosewater on my fingers after the shower each morning and work it through. the smell is mild and lasts all day. added bonus: rosewater is a mild astringent, so it helps with oily skin!
so to recap: elegance + fantastic smell + no plastic = rosewater as part of a morning routine. truth.
and in case you’re wondering, i prefer alwadi’s brand.