Health Benefits and Uses: Rose

Roses have always been used for medicine, however, their use differs depending on the pigmentation of the flower. So too, the symbologies of the different roses differ and the white one means reverence, secret, innocence, purity, and peace. The white rose has very specific properties to treat female, eye, and skin problems, which is worth knowing.

Rose has soothing, relaxing, and softening abilities with the skin, in addition to being antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and can be the key to transforming hair.


Studies on medicinal white rose

The scientific name for the most used medicinal white rose is Rosa centifolia. Some people also use Rosa alba and, which is not perfectly white like the previous ones but has healing properties as well.


Some studies have already demonstrated the medicinal properties of white roses: see this one that proves the antibacterial action against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli and antifungal action against Candida albicans from Rosa alba, this one that proves the chemical properties of Rosa centifolia, or the one that presents a variety of curative actions attributed to roses, in general.

 How to make white rose tea

Most people only use rose petals (however, there is information that the seeds contained in red fruits can also be used, with the same benefit). White rose tea, both for internal and external use, usually uses 10 g of petals for 1 l of boiling water, an infusion.

How to make the mother tincture of white rose

However, you can also make the mother tincture in grain alcohol and take it in drops. The mother tincture can be made by letting the petals soak in alcohol - and remember that any mother tincture is much stronger than tea. But, the use of the white rose does not have any contraindications, for both adults and children.

How and why to use

For skin cleansing - wash the area with warm tea

To take (internal use) - up to 3 times a day

For bathing children - a few petals in the bathtub is enough

For dry lips - crush the petals with honey and apply on the lips.

For conjunctivitis and eye irritation - dilute the amount of tea in an equal volume of water and use it to rinse your eyes.

White rose tea is also used for vaginal washing and has a calming, disinfectant, and refreshing action, very suitable for mucosal irritations due to the action of heat and sweat. For this purpose, put a white rose, whole, in very hot water, let it warm and make your bath with the infusion still warm.

White rose tea has a very mild, pleasant flavor and aroma, which can be taken without risk of overdose, but the high calming power of the rose, which, in excess, will induce lethargy and prolonged sleep. For children, it is advisable to use diluted herbal teas.

8 Uses and benefits of rose water


If you plan to apply a mask during your spa time - homemade or professional -, put a little rose water on your skin first. This will work as a base and thanks to its moisturizing and soothing benefits your mask will penetrate better and deeper.


This is usually the second step between cleansing and moisturizing, one of the classic "artillery" products of facial care, and yet we don't always include it in our beauty routine. Rosewater works wonderfully as such, and because of its antibacterial, soothing, and relaxing properties, it will do wonders for your skin. Just apply a little bit on a cotton ball and rub it on your clean skin with a gentle massage.


Just as we recommend applying some thermal water to refresh the skin, if you are obsessed with the idea of rose water you can replace it. Thanks to all its properties, it will help you calm your skin, relax it, hydrate it and give it a spectacular glow.

Set your beauty look

To fix the makeup, you can use some rose water spray on your face. This will work as a fixer and will help you as well as moisturize the skin.

Hair rinse

If your hair feels dry, brittle, or very weak, rose water is the best solution. Add two tablespoons of rose water to a cup of hot water and apply it to your hair after shampooing and conditioning. It will give you more shine, softness, and texture in your hair.


Many of us feel our skin irritated after waxing. Just apply a little rose water to the area and you will manage to calm the skin and soften it.

Body lotion

If you suffer from very, very dry skin no matter how much cream you apply, use a little rose water. Just add about two teaspoons to your body cream, and apply all over your body as you normally would, you will feel super moisturized instantly.

Makeup remover

If you struggle with makeup at night, looking to remove every trace, rose water works very well both to remove makeup and simultaneously moisturize your skin. Add a few drops of coconut oil to the rose water and you will get a definitive make-up removal.


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