Botanical Name: Rosa centifolia
One of the most valued medicinal plants in the monastery gardens of medieval Europe. Sensual, evocative and evokes the spirit of love in the heart and mind. A aphrodisiac because it affects both mind and body. The scent of roses can reach within to lift depressive moods and create a feeling of well being and mild euphoria. Makes a great addition to your tea blends or any herbal recipe. The petals are astringent and can be used as a skin wash to staunch bleeding from scrapes and cuts. Luxurious rosewater is a welcome addition to almost any natural beauty and skin care formulation. Rose petals can turn an everyday bath into a luxurious spa treatment for the body and spirit. Rosewater can be used alone as a facial wash or incorporated in lotions and creams. Homemade rosewater is inexpensive, easy to make, fresher and better quality than commercial brands.