Organic rose water – Rose water History
There are about 150 species of wild roses, mostly shrubs and climbers, which occur wild in the northern hemisphere.
Roses were among the first plants (if not THE first plant) that were grown for beauty’s sake alone, a practice that flourished in Asia and the Middle East long before it had ever been heard of in Europe. Roses adorned the patios and pleasure gardens of palaces, serving as a supreme image of female virtues.
The Rose has become synonymous with love, an attribute that it held since ancient times. The Greeks already regarded Roses as sacred to Venus, and some say that it sprang from the tears of the Goddess as they mingled with the blood of her lover Adonis, while he lay dying.
As the case may be, it is universally agreed that the rose is sacred to the Goddess of Love. Since earliest times Arabic perfumers knew the secrets of this beautiful flower and incorporated its scent into perfumes and cosmetics.
A story claims that rose oil was discovered accidentally – in a most romantic fashion of course: In preparation for a royal wedding, the waterways that meandered through the palace gardens had been filled with rose petals. Engulfed by the heavenly scent, the couple floated through this bed of roses in their barge, when they suddenly noticed a layer of oil on the water – the heat of the midday sun had helped to extract the oils naturally and thus the essential oil of roses was discovered.
The Ladies of those ancient days valued the heady, warm, sweetly-spiced scent of Roses no less than modern women do. Then as now, this sensual aroma is universally believed to inspire love, a power that even Cleopatra had to qualms to employ in her endeavor to seduce Mark Antony. Filling her bedroom with a 2 feet carpet of rose petals, Mark Antony evidently never stood a chance.
Dabur Gulabari Face Freshner
came into the market, I was desperate to get this one because itâ€™s a spray bottle that can be used at home as well as can be carried along with you anywhere! But this freshener proved out to be paltry product! .It itched a lot and led to patchy red skin! This could be because my skin is dry to combination type.So I thought I should try some other brand, so went to nearest supermarket and got the Ayur Rose water before trying their spray freshner called Ayur Aromaz and Iâ€™m quite happy with this product.
What does Ayur claim about the product? Though the bottle doesnâ€™t have any claims printed on it, I searched their website and found this claim.
Its long lasting skin freshening effect softens coarse skin, pores and helps to protect the skin from irritation, heat and rashes. Itâ€™s an excellent toner that can be used whenever you feel like.
Price of Ayur rose water – Rs.30 INR for 200ML
Pros of the Rose water:
It certainly is a mild scented rose water which has worked well for my dry to combination skin.
Removes oil and dirt easily when wiped with damn cotton with rose water.
The rose water smells very natural and not like a preservative added rose water.
Price is quite decent for the results it has shown.
It doesnâ€™t irritate or sting my eyes.
This can be used to mix your face packs or can be used to set rose water ice cubes. These cubes can be delicately rubbed on your face after coming from office or after having a day long shopping and it will give you a fresh and relaxed feeling.
A little goes a long way! You could replace the contents into a spray bottle to avoid wasting the product.
Cons of the Ayur Rose water
Though it smells very natural Iâ€™m still unhappy about the ingredients list not mentioned.
The packaging is very bad, itâ€™s transparent plastic bottle, and it looks like one of those cough syrup bottles and it is not leak proof so Iâ€™m planning to get a spray bottle from a nearest shop and transfer the contents.
Will I repurchase it? Yes! Definitely! I have already finished this bottle!