All-Natural Rose and Aloe Cooling Lotion and Spray
Roses are alluring and beautiful, and despite their delicate appearance, they offer some pretty amazing health benefits. Combining the anti-inflammatory and cooling property of rose petals with soothing aloe, we can create a simple, all-natural rose and aloe cooling lotion.
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Healing Qualities of Roses
Roses have a long history of use in cosmetics, but did you know roses have many benefits as food and medicine? Roses provide healthy antioxidant and anti-inflammatory flavonoids, and roses, especially the rose hip are exceptionally high in vitamin C.
Roses excel at cooling and soothing hot inflamed skin, and a homemade rose and aloe cooling lotion is a wonderful way to treat skin irritations like acne, rashes, eczema, sunburn, and insect bites.
In addition, roses have astringent properties and are often used in skin care products to tighten skin and connective tissue.
This is a simple recipe combining the healing and soothing properties of aloe vera with roses. This makes a simple lotion that can be applied to irritated skin, or better yet, you can add a small amount of distilled water to make this a spray. It’s also a great addition to your herbal first aid kit.
Making Your Rose and Aloe Cooling Lotion
To make your own rose and aloe cooling lotion, you will need:
- Rose petals – fresh or dried, although fresh is best. If you are harvesting, be sure the roses are grown organically.
- Aloe Vera gel liquid – I prefer a food-grade quality brand like this one.
- Lavender essential oil
- Place your rose petals in a blender. Use just enough aloe gel to cover all the rose petals. Blend on high until creamy.
2. After blending, strain the mixture with a fine mesh strainer.
3. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil and stir.
4. Place in a glass jar, bottle, or fine mist spray bottle. If you want to use as a spray, dilute the mixture with a small amount of distilled water.
5. Store in the refrigerator.
Use a small amount as needed to relieve irritated skin, sunburn, and insect bites.
The antioxidant properties of the rose and lavender essential oil help preserve your rose aloe lotion, as well as prevent skin infections. Storing in the refrigerator both prolongs the life of your lotion, and adds to the delightful cooling effect.
For more information on the benefits of roses, here are a few resources:
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