Learn how to make rose powder for skin to reap its astounding benefits at home. Keep reading to know more about rose powder.
Roses are admired the world over for their beauty and fragrance. They are used to express love and as an adornment and decoration on important occasions. Since ancient times they have also been valued for their medicinal properties. Roses are beneficial in their fresh form, as rose water, rose oil, and powder. Dry rose petals blended into powder have various benefits for both skin and hair. Learn how to make rose powder for skin.
Benefits of Rose Powder
1. Soothes Skin
Rose powder soothes skin irritation, tones the skin, and keeps it blemish-free. It adds a glow and shine to the skin. Its anti-bacterial properties help prevent acne and soothes prickly heat rashes.
2. Good for Oily Skin
The powder has astringent property, which helps control excess oil production from the sebaceous glands. Hence, it is good for oily skin as it helps to prevent skin conditions associated with excessive oiliness. It also helps remove dark circles.
3. Anti-inflammatory Properties
Rose petal powder has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. When applied on the face, it helps prevent facial skin inflammation due to exposure to the sun’s UV rays. It has powerful antioxidants, which have an anti-aging effect on the skin, tightening skin and preventing wrinkle formation.
4. Cleansing and Exfoliating Properties
Rose petal powder has a cooling effect on the skin. The petals have vitamin C, which helps to lighten the skin. It has both cleansing and exfoliating properties and also helps heal minor cuts, wounds, and sunburns.
5. Good for Hair
Rose petal powder put in hair masks, helps make your hair healthy and lustrous. The antioxidants in it nourish hair follicles and promote hair growth. It improves blood circulation in the scalp and helps cleanse the scalp of dead cells and dandruff.
6. Aids Sleep
Rose petal powder has a fine fragrance that relaxes, soothes, calms the mind, and promotes good sleep.
How to Make Rose Powder for Skin
Take 2 cups of fresh rose petals and wash them thoroughly. Let them dry in the sun for three days. Powder the dry petals in a mixer till fine and store in an airtight container.
How to Use
You can use the powder with other ingredients to customize a beneficial face mask. Apply the mask on the face and neck area, leave on for 15 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. It will leave your skin clean, smooth, soft, refreshing, and glowing.
Rose Powder Facemask for Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, mix 1 tbsp of rose powder with enough yoghurt to form a thick paste. Use the face mask as directed above.
- For Normal Skin
Mix 1 tbsp rose powder with saffron and honey to form a thick paste.
- For Dry Skin
Mix 1 tbsp of the powder with milk cream and honey to make a thick paste.
- For Tan Removal
Mix 2 tsp of rose petal powder with 2 tsp of yoghurt and 1 tsp of honey. Apply the paste on your face and neck. Leave it on for half an hour, then wash off with water.
For making a hair mask, mix equal quantities of rose petal powder and Indian gooseberry powder. Add enough almond oil to make a thin paste. Massage the paste gently on your scalp and hair. Leave it on for half an hour, and then shampoo your hair as usual. If you make this a routine habit, it will help treat dandruff.
Rose Petal Powder for Face and Body
- Rose Petal Powder – 1/2 Cup
- Corn Starch – ½ Cup
- Rice Flour – ½ Cup
- Rose Essential Oil – 10 Drops
Mix the first three dry ingredients thoroughly, then add the essential oil and mix until well incorporated. Store in an airtight container and use it daily for body and face.
Points to Note
Always use organic roses to make the powder. Ensure that it is pesticide-free and wash and dry the petals thoroughly before using them. Do a patch test to check for allergy before using the powder.