Rose and Aloe Gel
Rose petals are rich in Vitamin C, Carotene, the Vitamin B group as well as Vitamin K. Combined with the mile long list of nutrients in Aloe, this recipe brings your skincare routine to a whole new level.
AND IT’S SO EASY!
About this Recipe
Rose is a wonderful herb for helping to cool the body. Not just overheated emotions like the first category but physically, it cools inflammation of the skin and astringes tissues making it a
useful addition to body care. It also tones and nourishes dry skin. Think about how these actions will benefit acne, rashes, and burns. Rose acts as an inhibitor against Elastase (which is the chemical that reduces elasticity) and Collagenase (that reduces collagen). In other words, rose acts as an inhibitor to those harmful proteins keeping the natural collagen and elasticity levels unharmed. This is one of the best anti aging herbs for skin especially when you factor in that it reduces emotional stresses.
1 part fresh Rose petals
(or Soak dried roses overnight in distilled water)
1 part Aloe vera gel
Step by Step Instructions
Slice the aloe leaf open and extract the gel with a spoon.
Add an equal amount of roses. This way of measuring is called “folk measure”. This is the way of our ancestors. It’s not exact because it doesn’t have to be. We aren’t baking a cake here. The benefits will not change based on our measure, only the consistency.
I also like to add a little vitamin E. You don’t have to do this step, but it’s another vitamin that is great for the skin. It also acts as a natural preservative to give the gel it a little longer shelf life.
Throw it all in the food processor until smooth.
Press the mixture through a sieve to strain out the large particles. If you don’t have a sieve you can use cheesecloth or a clean towel. I like to use a tea towel for straining out the ultra fine particles.
Store it in the fridge to keep it cold and preserve it longer.
Use this on:
- bug bites
- dry skin
- razor burn
- minor cuts and scrapes
Rub on skin irritations in small amounts, as needed. The natural soothing properties of aloe and rose petals, combined with its coolness from being stored in the refrigerator, will usually offer rapid relief.
As with all cosmetics, if you develop redness, sensitivity, or signs of allergy then you should promptly discontinue use.
Do you want to make your own? I have the ingredients on hand.
Don’t have time to make your own? That’s what I’m here for!
Buy a 2 oz jar Rose gel for just $16. A similar product goes for $40 at Sephora.
I’d love to hear how you use Rose! Leave me a comment below!
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