Rose Water – AgroKashmir

Rose Water


 Rose Water is a byproduct of making rose perfume, an ancient process that originated in Persia (present day Iran) centuries ago by steam-distilling crushed rose petals to obtain their essential oils (rosewater is the liquid that remains; it can also be made by steeping rose petals in hot water). Just try to resist dabbing a little on your wrists or behind the ears while cooking. It is what kept Cleopatra’s skin supple. Its many benefits are thought to include soothing the skin and improving mood. It can be used in food or


Rose water can be used as a skin toner, cleanser as well as an ingredient in making face packs and home face masks. Skin Benefits: Rose oil has anti-inflammatory properties; using rose water can help in reducing the redness from irritated or over-heated skin. It is a great cleanser and aids in removing oil and dirt accumulated in clogged pores, thus preventing acne and pimples. It has astringent like properties, which is why it is used after facials and clean ups to close open pores. Applying rose water after steaming tightens capillaries reduces redness and blotchiness.

When used with food, rose water imparts a great flavour to the food. Desserts are indeed a natural partner for rosewater–especially simple fruit desserts, as the floral undertones are a natural complement to fruits’ natural sweetness. It absorbs beautifully into fleshy fruits, especially, so try it on baked plums.

Or, try it with shredded apples in this simple recipe for the popular Persian drink, Faloodeh Seeb: Drop four or five ice cubes into a tall glass and add one peeled and grated apple and a capful of rosewater. Top with cold water and stir for a super easy and refreshing drink.




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