Rose has been a well-loved herb in skincare for thousands of years. It’s used to soften and nurture youthfulness, but how do we incorporate it into our everyday skincare routine? Here are our top five picks!
1. Warm Yourself with a Rose Tea
That’s right! Beauty starts from within, and astringent herbs such as rose and black tea are high in tannins that help tighten and tone your tissues, helping your skin to create an effective barrier against harmful pathogens.
2. Spritz on Some Rose Water
One of the most widely known uses of rose through the centuries is rose water, or a floral hydrosol made from rose petals. Since rose is astringent, it makes for a wonderful toner. Learn to make your own hydrosol here and look for our fresh rose hydrosols that we release in limited quantities every spring.
3. Treat Yourself to a Luxury Moisturizer
We named this whip “Luxury” for a reason, the powerhouse combo of freshly harvested elderflowers and rose petals infused into the oils of this lightly whipped tallow are both nourishing and pampering to the skin. Whether using it daily on the face or giving your hands or legs some love, this whip is sure to leave your skin feeling fresh and vibrant.
4. Cleanse and Moisturize with Rose & Tulsi Oil
Oil cleansing is an effective way to remove impurities from the skin without harming the skin’s natural lipid barrier. A combination of Rose and Tulsi oils, as found in our Daily Love oil are a way to directly deliver the herbs’ benefits to the skin.
5. Unwind with a Herbal Steam
Add some dried rose petals to a bowl of boiling water to create a relaxing facial steam. This is a great self-care practice to help you unwind from a long week and to leave your skin feeling a little extra loved.
We hope you find a way to pamper yourself this month and wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day! Give yourself or a loved one a special gift of Texas Tallow products handcrafted with our own garden grown rose petals.