Most people will look at you like you have gone absolutely bonkers when you loudly and proudly declare that you drink Rose Water daily. What they don’t know is that you hold a great and really cheap secret that gives you health benefits galore. Most people know that you can use Rose water on your skin and hair but mentioning that you drink it will likely earn you some puzzled looks.
Drinking Rose water has the following health benefits:
- Helps to lower stress and anxiety.
- Contains lots of vitamins including Vitamins A,C, D, E, B3 and can help lower Cholesterol.
- It contains Antioxidants which help with aging of the skin by reducing the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles as well as shrink pores.
- It aids the digestive system to function properly and eases bloating and constipation.
- It helps to keep respiratory issues in check as it helps to fight colds, flus and sore throats.
- It is a mood booster and can help you to get out of a bad mood faster.
How to make your own natural Rose Water
Rose water is a natural 3-ingredient drink. Making it is easy peasy.
You will need : Rose petals, distilled water and the Sun.
Wash your rose petals (preferably pink rose petals for a pretty pink color).
Fill a glass jar with distilled water and place the clean rose petals in the water.
Cover the jar and leave it in the sun for 24-48hours.
Sieve the water and voila! Your drink is ready.
While drinking it neat is more than fine you are allowed to add some natural goodness to your rose water for even more benefits. You could add lemon slices , strawberries, raspberries, mint, cucumbers… whatever floats your boat but do not forget some ice cubes especially when you are enjoying your rose water on a sunny afternoon.
For a sparkling version of Rose Water just add sparkling water to the mix and you are good to go.
PS: Impress your guests with this gorgeous-looking drink to gain some major good host points.
As a bonus you can use Rose Water to rinse your hair and face and see how it works wonders on both your skin and hair while leaving you smelling nice.
Alternatively, one can buy rose water from the store but isn’t it better to make your own and own your bragging rights?
To serve your guests, you can further make mocktails or cocktails for your them. For cocktails (or an alcohol-based option), Gin will go well with rose water. You might lose out on the maximum health benefits because of the alcohol but it is still much better than adding soda or processed juices.