Rosewater has been used through the millenniums as a part of religious ceremonies, as a courtesy to guests, and for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
In Bulgaria, there is much scientific research being done about the therapeutic and medicinal benefits of rosewater. The results indicate that rosewater, taken internally, is effective against strep and staph infections, among many others. In fact, rosewater has been recommended as a gargle or throat spray for sore or inflamed throats.
Rose hydrosol is a wonderful tool for healing. It may be used externally, as a facial or body spray, or in a compress. Some recommend taking a teaspoon of the hydrosol to calm stress and anxiety. Others recommend a rosewater douche as a treatment for low libido (low sex drive); it seems to act on both the body and the psyche to gently bring down barriers. Taking rose hydrosol internally will help balance female hormones. Rose hydrosol helps balance the endocrine system and can combat PMS, menstrual cramps and moodiness, and assist during menopause.
What it does on the skin: Rosewater controls and balances sebum production, making it useful for both dry and oily skin. It can balance and restore the skin’s pH and helps tighten pores. Its antibacterial properties help fight acne, giving troubled skin a gentle, rather than harsh ,treatment.