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Rose Otto Hydrolat (Hydrosol) is renowned worldwide for its incredible toning, nourishing, hydrating, soothing and regenerative effect on the skin. It also has an affinity with the heart and a balancing, uplifting effect on the emotions. The delicate, soft, feminine scent of this 100% pure hydrosol can also be enjoyed as natural perfume.
Rose Hydrosol is produced during the steam distillation of rose petals. The therapeutic properties of the rose have been treasured for centuries by many different cultures, and the use of rose water can be traced as far back as 1200BC where it was produced and sold in the ancient greek city of Pilos. Cleopatra was a huge fan of rosewater's beautifying and healing properties, and used it regularly for bathing, fragrancing and cosmetic purposes.
Rose Otto Hydrolat is suitable for all skin types but is especially good for dry, irritated and ageing skin. Its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, soothing, healing properties can be beneficial for various skin problems including acne, eczema, sunburn, insect bites and other allergic skin conditions.
Its cleansing properties are useful for lifting impurities from the skin and it makes an excellent toner to use within your natural skin care regime, to promote a softer, healthier, more radiant complexion. It has a nourishing, regenerative effect on the skin and can be beneficial in reducing redness/ blotchiness and areas of inflammation including 'puffy eyes'. It is also said to stimulate blood circulation to help reduce thread veins and broken capillaries.
This therapeutic hydrosol can be used daily for toning the skin and as a hydrating facial spritz for hot summer days. It can also be used as a natural hair conditioner to soothe the scalp, treat dandruff and to boost the strength, flexibility and vitality of the hair.
Mind & Body
Rose Otto Hydrolat has gentle sedative, anti-depressant properties, which can help to soothe the nerves and calm anxiety. It also has an affinity with the female system and can be helpful for balancing the hormones particularly during the menopause. Use it as a face, body or room spray, add it to the bathwater, or use it in an essential oil burner or diffuser.
Best Review by Shanshan
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Best toner ever. It is suitable for any kinds of skin. It can gently hydrate and balance the skin. (Posted on 24/08/2016)
Wonderfully indulgent Review by Camelia
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I keep my rose otto hydrolat in the fridge and use it as a refreshing face mist. It's beautifully relaxing and indulgent. The perfect, zero-calorie, pick-me-up! (Posted on 15/08/2016)
Best Rose water Ever! Review by Anonymous
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Among rose water, there are several roses to chose for making the product, and usually the quality depends on which rose choice rose otto is one of top level choice to make the product, and you can expect the high quality.
After used this wonderful product, it provides more wonderful experience than you think. The skin feel so soft and silky, make you feel like melting into the rose garden, sooooo great.
That's my favorite rose water, and best ever! (Posted on 11/01/2016)
My first time Review by Wong Choi yan Heki
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This is my first time to buy Rose Otto Hydrolat. The smell is so nice , so sweet . It makes my skin more healthy. Most important is that the price is so nice and very economic . I love it .
I think I will buy this product again after using it. (Posted on 11/01/2016)
love the smell Review by Geng Sun
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love the smell. it's so pure and nice. good for the skin! (Posted on 11/01/2016)
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Preserving / storage
This Hydrolat is a 100% natural skincare ingedient that is free of alcohol,colours and preservatives. All of our Hydrolats are pasteurised during the bottling process which results in a completely 'sterile / bacteria free' product untill the point of opening. After opening, with correct storage, your Hydrolat will have approximately a 3 month shelf life.
If you are going to use this product directly on the skin we recommend that you complete one of the following options to reduce contamination and to prolong the shelf-life of your product:-
- For a natural approach - use a Steripen (a handheld UV water purifier) before every use. This will keep your Hydrolat bacteria free without the use of chemicals. Steripens are widely used for travel, outdoor recreation and family health and can be purchased online.
- Add a natural preservative - add 0.1% Citric Acid with 0.5% Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate to your Hydrolat when you first receive it. This will preserve your Hydrolat for 18 months.
- Use a simple preservative system - add 20% (20ml in 100ml) alcohol to give your Hydrolat a 12 month shelf life.
Hydrolats should be kept in a cool, dark place at all times. Refrigeration is recommended when possible.
Women adore the aroma so it makes a beautiful day time body splash. Blend with 50% grain alcohol (vodka) and add 1% Rose Absolute essential oil (or Geranium essential oil if you do not have Rose in your collection) for a natural body spray.
You can use Rose Otto Hydrolat as a skin toner on its own or blended with 40% Witch Hazel Hydrolat
Add 2 tablespoonfuls of Rose Otto Hydrolat to the bath water to calm the nerves and soothe anxiety
Spray directly on to the clothes and body as an antiseptic, stay fresh subtle fragrance when travelling long distances.
Add to Base Formula SLS free Shower Gel at 2% with 1% Bergamot essential oil (known as nature's Prozac) for a relaxing, top to toe wash for hair and body
Mix Rose Otto Hydrolat at 2% into Base Formula Moisturising Cream for a skin plumping treatment
Blend 2% into Base Formula Moisturising Lotion to minimise lines around the eyes and lips
Add 30% to boiling water and leave until it is cool enough to touch. Rinse a natural cotton face cloth in the water and gently rub the face for light exfoliation to refresh and rejuvenate the complexion
Leave a dish of Rose Otto Hydrolat near a warm radiator to infuse the room with its positive female energy. Rose Water has been used in religious ceremonies for physical, emotional and spiritual healing since ancient Roman times.