Benefits of Rose Water and How To Use in Your Skincare Routine

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The rose is known for being a flower that symbolizes love and romance. But what’s less known is that it’s an incredibly nourishing ingredient for skincare. There are tons of properties in rose water that help keep skin hydrated and refreshed. That’s why we use it in so many of our skin and hair care products.  Let’s take a closer look at this botanical wonder and see what it has to offer. 

What Is Rose Water

According to Healthline, rose water comes from the soft petals of the rose flower. It is made by distilling the fragrant petals with steam. It has a natural fragrance and is sometimes used as an alternative to artificial perfume fragrances. Rose water has been used since the Middle Ages in beauty products and food and drinks. The rose water itself contains many powerful antioxidants that can help with many ailments of the body as well. 

History Of Rose Water

During the 10th century, a Persian scientist invented refined rose water and made it an export between empires that quickly spread to Egypt and Rome. In India, it was used to create face masks to maintain glowing skin and treat cold symptoms.  

In ancient times, rose water was used by many famous historical figures. Cleopatra used to bathe in rose water to soften her skin, and Michelangelo used to drink rose water in his tea every day. Today rose water is used in many different products for beauty and health to help with a variety of problems. 


Here are some of the many benefits rose water has to offer for your skin and health. 


Rose water contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help with inflammatory skin issues, rashes and breakouts. It’s also been used to soothe sore throats. 


Rose oil and the petals contain antioxidants that can help protect cells from becoming damaged. This is useful for reducing the appearance of acne scars and other scars. 

Anti-Aging Properties

Rose water is also thought to reduce the appearance of wrinkles because of its high antioxidant count. When you apply it topically, it can help you look younger without the use of any needles.

Other Uses

Historically, rose water has been used to help soothe digestion problems, enhance your mood, relieve headaches, and help heal cuts and burns.

How To Use Rose Water

Rose water is simply divine for your skin and hair. It makes a gentle and soothing addition to cleansers. Our facial cleanser, hair wash, conditioner, and body wash all feature this soothing and nourishing legendary botanical.

Mother Dirt and Rose Water

At Mother Dirt, we’ve discovered a new way to approach skincare. We don’t think that stripping your skin of its natural oils and removing all the bacteria is the way to go. We know it sounds a little strange, but having some bacteria on your skin is actually good for it

Your face contains a lot of microorganisms that thrive in their own ecosystem. A lot of these microbes keep your skin protected and healthy from harmful ingredients. Traditional skin care has led you to believe that you have to take everything out of the skin to fully “clean” it. However, we know that’s not true. 

At Mother Dirt, we’ve formulated products for your skin that contain a powerful blend of probiotics to help your skin. We’ve cut out all the unnecessary stuff like sulfates, parabens and synthetic fragrances so that you’re just left with what your skin really needs. 

Our probiotic skincare is revolutionary in design because we’re adding the good bacteria back into your skin’s microbiome. This is the secret key to healthy and happy skin that stays looking radiant and glowing all day long. 

Our Probiotic Foaming Cleanser is made with prebiotic extracts from chicory root, rose water, and a powerful blend probiotic extracts to remove dirt and impurities from your skin without stripping. To use this cleanser, simply pump into your hand, massage onto wet skin, and then rinse well with cold water. This cleanser is also made to work on all skin types, so you don’t have to worry about it drying you out or making you oily. 

Our Probiotic Body Wash offers the same types of benefits as the cleanser, except this one is for your whole body. It’s made with almond and coconut extracts, plus rose water to refresh and nourish your body while you shower. It’s designed to be non-drying while cleansing dirt and oil from the skin and has been dermatologist tested. 

When you use our complete skin care system, our formulas are designed to work together to biologically rebalance your skin microbiome. If you’re ever curious about our list of ingredients, we have them all listed here. We only want what’s best for your skin which is why we believe that full transparency is really crucial for our products. 

Mother Dirt’s Probiotics

So why even use probiotics for your skin? If you’ve ever craved a reset button for your skin, this is it! When all your bad habits and cheat days catch up to you, the one thing that you’re looking for is a way to start over. The best way you can reset your skin is with probiotics and all-natural ingredients. 

Before you even start using probiotic skin care, the first step to healthy skin is cutting out all the products that are making your skin worse. This includes anything with harsh chemicals, preservatives, synthetic scrubs, acidic toners, and anything with allergens or irritants. You want to replace all of those things with vegetable-derived, botanically-based products that are paraben, sulfate and synthetic fragrance-free -- like those from Mother Dirt!

What really sets us apart from all the other skincare brands is our revolutionary biome-friendly products. Microbiome-friendly skin care means that it won’t interfere with your naturally occurring skin bacteria and its delicate pH balance. Not only that, but our AO+ Restorative Mist even adds back the missing bacteria that’s been stripped away due to modern hygiene practices. 

Mother Dirt’s products not only help your pre-existing bacteria thrive but replenishes the ecosystem, allowing your skin to look and feel cleaner than ever before. 

The Bottom Line

One of the best ingredients you can feed your skin is rose water. It’s a naturally derived ingredient that offers countless benefits for your health. It has little to no side effects and is suitable for all skin types to use.

If you’re looking for a complete skin care system that utilizes rose water and other clean beauty ingredients, look no further than Mother Dirt. Try our starter kit today, The Peacekeeper, to reset your skin. It comes complete with our Cleanser, Serum and Mist to get you started with our line of restorative skin probiotics.



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