Romans used to add rose petals to their bath to perfume the water. Have you ever sprinkled rose petals into your bath? It seems romantic, like something you may see in the movies but maybe a little messy in real life.
Instead of rose petals, try rose water. Rose water comes from distilled rose petals and carries with it the sweet floral aroma. This Rose Water Body Wash recipe uses only a few natural ingredients and can be easily made at home.
Homemade foaming body wash is such a great way to clean your skin in the shower or bath. Add in the lovely scent of rose water and oh yeah, it is fabulous!
Rose Scented Body Wash
Rose water is a by product that comes from steam distilling rose petals. It is the fragrant liquid that is left when making essential oils. While floral waters have similar properties to essential oils, they are much less concentrated. Rose water is suitable for all skin types.
Rose water offers the skin so many benefits. It has astringent and emollient properties that help create toned skin that is well hydrated, even for sensitive skin.
There are many uses for rose water too. This lightly scented floral water is popular as a skincare boosting toner that leaves skin glowing. You can mist rosewater from a spray bottle on your:
- Legs after shaving
Read more about rose water uses and benefits.
Rose Essential Oil
This DIY foaming body wash recipe uses rose essential oil (or rose absolute) to add in a stronger rose aroma. The rose scent is calming and emotionally balancing, use anytime of the day. It offers balance and serenity to mind, body, and spirit. Rose oil can also improve skin's appearance.
Rose Water Soap Benefits
Rose water is thought to be a natural toner that can help to brighten the skin, reduce redness, and hydrate dry skin. It is also gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin.
1. Cleansing to Skin
- Rosewater has vitamins, nutrients, and antibacterial properties needed to clean your skin and stimulate cell renewal for fresh, glowing skin.
2. Reduces Inflammation
- Irritated and inflamed skin can be refreshed with rosewater soap. Its healing properties help with any cuts or razor burns too.
3. Hydrates Skin
- Rosewater natural body wash can offer hydration and gentle moisture to your skin care routine. It can refresh the skin when it is dry, especially soothing after a day in the sun.
4. Tones Skin
- Rose Water has astringent properties making it a great toner for cleaning skin and balancing skin color. It can also balance your skin’s natural pH, giving you clear, bright skin.
Rose Water Body Wash Recipe
Rose water has long been used in skincare for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, making it an ideal ingredient for a body wash. This Rose Water Body Wash Recipe is not only simple to make, but it is also gentle enough for sensitive skin. To make the wash, simply combine Rose Water, unscented liquid castile soap, essential oil and vitamin E in a bottle with a pump dispenser.
- 1/2 tablespoon of Castile Soap
- 1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
- 5 drops Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena)
- Rose Water Flower Water
- Mini Foaming Soap Bottle
Step 1: Add castile soap to foaming bottle
Step 2: Add vitamin E oil
Step 3: Add in rose absolute, or you can use rose essential oil.
Step 4: Stir together with a glass stir rod
Step 5: Fill bottle with rose water, make sure to leave space at top for foaming pump.
Step 6: Place top on and shake gently.
DIY Essential Oil Recipe Tips
Moisturize Skin After Bathing: To lock in the moisture after your shower or bath by applying a natural carrier oil like Rosehip Seed Oil onto your skin. Aloe vera gel is another great option for after shower moisturizing, it leaves skin feeling soft.
Foaming Bottle: The foaming bottle lets out luxurious foam soap that is not only wonderful to use, but also cost effective because it produces lots of soap from 1/2 tablespoon of castile soap. I like the mini foaming bottles because they are safe and easy to handle in the shower. Place the bottle in the shower or take with you when traveling.
Rose Water Soap Expiration: This DIY body wash lasts about 1-2 weeks so the smaller size means I can always keep my foaming body wash fresh.
High Quality Essential Oils: Always use high quality, 100% pure essential oils in your DIY skincare recipes for best results.
Substitute for Rose Water: You can substitute distilled water for the rosewater if you prefer. The rose essential oil can scent the diy body wash well but you will miss out on the benefits that rose water offers.
Substitute for Rose Oil: You can substitute rose for another floral oil like geranium or rose geranium.
What Is the Best Rose Water to Buy?
It is best to look for an organic flower water with the only ingredient being rose water. My favorite brand to use is Teddies Organics. They offer organic rose water that is 100% pure organic rose water (Rosa damascena).
Where to Buy Essential Oils?
Don't have the essential oils you need? To buy cheap essential oils you don't have to sacrifice quality! Here are some of our favorite brands that offer high quality, best priced essential oils:
- Barefut Oils - They always offer deals so check out their website!
- Spark Naturals
- Rocky Mountain Oils
- Plant Therapy
- Edens Garden
What is a therapeutic grade essential oil? Therapeutic grade is simply a marketing term that any company can claim. No government agency or organization “grades” or “certifies” essential oils in the United States.