DIY Rosewater and Glycerin Spray

Does your hair break easily? Has it degraded in quality? There could be various reasons behind the reduced strength of your hair and it is always mostly personal.

Pollution and dirt are the most common reasons why our hair gets damaged quickly these days. The chemical products in hair products followed by heat, whether from the sun or from hair tools, are close runner-ups. With most of us living busy lives and always finding ourselves in a hurry, air drying washed hair is not really an option. Oftentimes we resort to using a blower to dry our hair which leads to severe damage with continuous use. Not to mention the visit to the salon to get our hair colored, straightened, and other treatments we initially thought were going to help the condition of our hair. Aside from that, with a plethora of hair products in the market, we barely get the chance to choose wisely and often go for a variant that most likely contains harmful chemicals that will just damage the hair in the long run. Despite the claims of treating the hair, sealing moisture, and so on, nothing will beat going all natural. Have you heard of the power of rosewater and glycerin? Yes, you read it right, rosewater and glycerin!

Glycerin and Rosewater 

These two ingredients have been known to deliver amazing results in the most natural way possible. Aside from that, they are both very versatile ingredients and can be used for the face, body, and hair.

Glycerin is an ingredient widely used in many beauty products because of its moisturizing and nourishing properties. It is described as a humectant, meaning it attracts water. It can be extracted from plants or it can be synthetically made. A variant of this is the vegetable glycerin which is exclusively taken from vegetables. Using vegetable glycerin for your hair care needs is extremely beneficial. When glycerin is applied to the skin and hair, it seals in moisture that might otherwise escape. It makes for a wonderful oil-free moisturizer. 

Rosewater, on the other hand, is a result of steeping rose petals in steaming water. The cells of the petals burst open when the steam passes through them. Microscopic particles of the rose oil enrich the steeped water once it cools. This traditional process is the best method for making rosewater. The combination of glycerin and rosewater makes for nothing less than a miracle potion that is both effective and multipurpose.

Glycerin-Rose Water for the Hair

More and more people are resorting to natural methods and organic products, especially for skin and body concerns. Some people are doing this since they are tired or have bad reactions to synthetic products, while some just want to save money. Whatever the reason is, there is no doubt about the incredible benefits you could enjoy by going the natural route. Aside from this, there are plenty more reasons why it might be time to consider going organic especially with your hair products.

More moisture

Glycerin returns moisture back to dry hair and improves the scalp layer while doing so. Rosewater has properties that soothe the scalp as well. It can control the oils from the scalp without drying it entirely.

Better treatment

During the cold seasons, the skin and the scalp tend to get dry which eventually leads to itchiness. Glycerin eradicates dry, itchy scalp. On the other hand, rosewater treats and calms an irritated scalp.

Extra protection

Summertime tends to cause extra harm not just to our skin but on our hair as well. To avoid any permanent damage, using rosewater and glycerin as a hairspray can keep your hair protected.

Softer, longer hair

Rosewater and glycerin work great for softening the hair since both have conditioning properties. It tames fly-aways and frizz leaving you with smoother, silkier, and shinier hair. It also helps in promoting hair growth.

To get the best results and achieve the hair you have always wanted, using glycerin along with rosewater as a regular hair treatment will give you maximum benefits.

Glycerin Rose water

Glycerin and Rosewater Spray Recipe

Although there are many brands offering a readily available product, such as the Heritage Rosewater and Glycerin Spray, it is actually very easy to do it yourself. Making it yourself will also ensure that you are going to end up with nothing but the best.

To make your own glycerin and rosewater spray, you need to start with high-quality and authentic ingredients. Apart from this, you can also customize it by adding different essential oils to satisfy your needs and wants. The process is pretty simple, but the result of the benefits could last as long as a lifetime.

Here’s what you’ll need for making the rosewater:

  • Distilled water (enough to cover the rose petals)
  • Organic roses
  • A funnel
  • A pot
  • A spray bottle

Instructions:

  1. Remove the petals from the stems and run them under luke-warm water in order to wash away any leftover residue.
  2. Place the petals in a large pot and add enough distilled water just to cover them. Do not let the water go above the rose petals as to not dilute the rosewater.
  3. On a medium to low heat, allow the water to simmer and then cover the pot with a lid.
  4. Let this simmer for around 20 to 30 minutes or until the petals have lost their color and fade into a pale pink.
  5. Once you turn the heat off, strain the mixture to separate the petals from the water.
  6. Throw away the petals and transfer the water in a glass jar or bottle to store.

Here’s what you’ll need for making the glycerin and rosewater spray:

  • 90 ml rosewater
  • 3 ml vegetable glycerin
  • 5 ml almond oil (This is optional but it works great for very dry hair or skin.)
  • 5 ml aloe vera juice (This is optional but it gives hair that extra boost.)
  • 3 to 4 drops of any essential you prefer (Rose geranium or lavender are great for this.)
  • A glass spray bottle

Instructions:

Simply pour all the ingredients together in the spray bottle and shake well before use.

Using the Rosewater and Glycerin Spray

Your DIY miracle potion has multiple uses and benefits. As a hair spritz, this concoction tames and moisturizes the hair leaving them looking and smelling lovely. This is best used on damp or dry hair. You can also spray it directly on your scalp to soothe itchiness.

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