Rose Petal Powder Uses: 8 Ways To Use Them You Probably Never Thought Of
I got interested in rose petal powder uses when I first saw this dusky hued powder at my neighbourhood Ayurvedic store. While I was buying some Ashwagandha tea, I noticed the shop attendant packing a pinkish brown powder with a subtle sweet fragrance and I was instantly attracted to it.
Know what I did? I bought myself some and decided to learn how to use rose petal powder.
I have to admit that I wasn’t a big fan of roses until I discovered the benefits of rose petals, especially the powdered form they come in. In my mind, I always associated roses with cheesy romantic moments, Valentine’s Day, greeting cards, wedding decorations, florists and tattoos.
Have you ever felt like rose is the only flower that’s done to death? I can’t speak for you but I definitely felt like that.
My perception of roses changed overnight...
...when I discovered their place in Ayurveda. I had no clue that roses have been used for thousands of years to balance the heart.
Yep, you heard it right, rose balances the heart and your emotions.
Rose Petal Powder Uses in Ayurveda
Called the Queen of Flowers, rose has symbolised love and romance since time unknown. Looking at the medicinal value of rose in Ayurveda, this comes as no surprise because Ayurveda says that rose balances Sadhaka Pitta, which is a subdosha of Pitta dosha that is responsible for your emotions and your heart.
So, whenever Sadhaka Pitta goes out of balance (and this happens especially in the summer when hot weather aggravates Pitta dosha), roses cool you down & create a state of emotional balance.
Now this explains why people have been bringing each other roses to show their love and make peace after a conflict. But a rose can do much more than that…
Rose also balances your mind because it harmonizes the relationship between Sadhaka Pitta and Prana Vata (it’s a subdosha of Vata that controls everything from your head until your chest mainly the brain, mind, sensory perception, chest and respiration).
One amazing Ayurvedic property of rose is that it is cools you down and boosts your digestive fire or agni at the same time. Because of this unique quality, rose is perfect for all three doshas, and qualifies as a tridoshic herb.
Rose is used in many Ayurvedic herbal formulations or Rasayanas in various forms - powder, decoction, rose water and essential oil.
A study published in the Journal of Food Science has proved that rose petals have a high amount of phenolics which reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Roses and Women
Fossil evidence proves that rose is an ancient flower which has been around for 35 million years. Women have always had a deep connection with rose as it was once a symbol of ancient goddesses.
The Greek goddess Aphrodite decorated herself with roses from head to toe. Even the Egyptian ruler Cleopatra had her palace filled rose petals.
Are you ready to treat yourself like a goddess with roses? Before you learn various rose petal powder uses, let me run you through all the...
Benefits of Rose Petal PowderRose has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries. I was quite amazed to find out that rose petal powder has a whole range of skin & hair benefits. Here’s a list of benefits of rose petal powder.
1. Cools & soothes the body
Ayurveda believes that rose has many medicinal properties, one of which is the ability to cool and soothe the whole body.
Want to do a relaxing home spa? You wont be able to resist making this DIY Rose Petal & Lavender Sugar Scrub.
2. Balances Vata & Pitta
Rose is sweet and oily in nature and that’s why it calms the Vata dosha. The sweet taste of rose soothes Vata and its oiliness moisturizes the dry Vata dosha. Because of its cooling tendency and bitter & astringent taste, rose also calms down the Pitta dosha.
I love this Rose Petal Body Polish recipe which is great for a weekend home spa.
3. Supports the nervous system
5. Nourishes, cleanses, tones & moisturizes skin
I totally believe that you should only put on your skin what you can eat. That way rose petal powder is perfect food for your skin (by the way, you can also use it to flavor desserts).
It cleans grime, dirt and pollutants deposited in your skin very gently without drying it out and gives you a clear complexion.
If you want to see how rose moisturizes your skin, you can make this DIY Rose Face & Body Cream.
6. Lightens blemishes
Women have used rose petal powder in India for ages to lighten dark spots and blemishes. Since rose petals have plenty of vitamin C, they stimulate collagen production which makes your skin cells strong.
If you want to clear your blemishes naturally, I recommend this Hydrating Rose Face Mask.
7. Controls oil
The good thing about using rose petal powder is that it acts a natural astringent and keeps your skin soft at the same time. If you want to tighten pores and have smooth skin, try replacing your regular toner with rose petal powder paste or rose water.
11. Relieves sunburnt skin
12. Heals wounds faster
13. Strengthens hair follicles
If you have dry hair, the regular use of rose petal powder with strengthen your hair follicles and promote hair growth. A rose petal powder and coconut milk hair mask can work wonders for dry and dull hair, leaving it shiny and luscious.
Now that you know how valuable roses are for balancing your body and mind, let’s dive straight into rose petal powder uses.
How to Use Rose Petal Powder
Rose petal powder can be used for skincare, haircare and even as make-up (keep reading until the end to find out how). I’ll be showing you 4 ways to use rose petal powder to enhance your beauty & wellness.
What if you could ditch your all your cosmetics laden with harsh chemicals and replace them with a single ingredient - rose petal powder? Ever since I switched to this powder, I’ve stopped spending extra bucks on those fancy glitzy bottles.
Let me show you 6 lovely skincare recipes you can make at home with rose petal powder:
Tridoshic Rose Petal Powder Cleanser
This recipe is super simple - mix equal parts of rose petal powder and raw honey (or you can use regular honey if you like). Apply this cooling and refreshing paste on your face and rinse with cool water after 15 minutes.
Tridoshic Rose Petal Powder Body Wash
I use this body wash once a week to exfoliate my skin. To make the body wash, mix 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup rose petal powder and 2 tablespoons raw honey in a small bowl. In the shower, rub this mixture gently all over your wet body.
Then there are 3 kinds of face masks you can use depending on your skin type...
Rose Petal Powder Mask for Normal Skin
If you have normal skin, create a thick smooth paste by mixing a tablespoon of rose petal powder with filtered water. Apply this in a gentle upward motion on your face and neck. Rinse this off after 15 minutes with cold water.
Alternately, you can also mix a bit of clay into this and make a gentle rose & clay face mask.
Rose Petal Powder Mask for Oily Skin
If your skin tends to be oily, try this mask. Mix a tablespoon of rose petal powder with 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Stir it until no lumps remain and apply it on your face and neck. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash your face with cold water. Touch your skin and and see for yourself how all the extra oil disappears!
Just watch this video to see how it's done...
Rose Petal Powder Mask for Dry Skin
Whether your skin is flaking or dry as chalk, this mask will definitely leave it moisturized & hydrated. Take a tablespoon of rose petal powder and mix it with 2 tablespoons of regular milk cream (the kind that you put in food). Stir this mixture well until it becomes smooth. Apply it over your face, listen to your favorite music for the next 15 minutes and rinse your face with cold water. Voila, you have clean and soft skin!
Rose Petal Powder Anti-Acne Mask
If you’re looking for natural way to heal or prevent pimples, try this anti-acne mask. Mix 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder, 1 tablespoon of rose petal powder, 2 tablespoons of rose water and ½ teaspoon of raw honey in a small bowl (you can add more water if needed).
You can apply this paste all over your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and gently pat dry with a towel. This will provide relief from itchiness and redness caused by pimples. Use this mask once a week until your skin gets healed.
For some reason, if you cant find rose petal powder, don't be sad.
If you someone sends you a lovely rose bouquet, pick the petals and then try making this 3-ingredient Rose Petal Sugar Scrub.
One of the best benefits of rose petal powder is hair growth. Here’s my tried and tested recipe for strong and healthy hair:
Rose Petal Powder Revitalizing Hair Mask
Mix ½ cup coconut milk (freshly pressed homemade coconut milk is the best), 2 tablespoons of rose petal powder, 1 tablespoon of cold pressed extra virgin olive or coconut oil. Wet your hair and apply this paste to your hair - gently massage the roots of your hair and work your way down to the tips.
Once you’re done, you can fold your hair into a bun or if your hair is short, tie it with a band. You can even wear a bandana. Leave this hair mask on for 1 hour and wash your hair with water (you can use an organic shampoo or herbal hair wash if you want to remove excess oil from your hair). I recommend using this mask once a week.
Rose Petal Powder Blush
If you like wearing blush, you probably want to find a natural substitute which will not ruin your skin in the long run. I like to add a slight hint of rose to my cheeks once in a while and I’m now making my own blush.
Want to learn how to make your own blush? Believe me, it’s easy peasy - all you need is 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder with ½ teaspoon each of rose petal and cocoa powder and a few drops of geranium essential oil. Mix the ingredients well and store them in a small airtight glass jar.
Things To Consider When Buying Rose Petal Powder
One of the biggest myths about rose petal powder is that it has to be pink and fragrant. The truth is that the color of the powder depends on the color of the roses it is made from. The color can be anything from beige to rosy pink to even dark brown.
If you think that rose petal powder should have a heady fragrance, that’s a misconception because it only carries a subtle aroma. If you bought a powder and it smells too strongly of roses, it probably had artificial fragrance added to it.
Whenever you’re buying rose petal powder, go for an organic one to get the best results. The typical shelf life of rose petal powder is an year.
Ever since I’ve discovered numerous rose petal powder uses, I’m no longer shying away from roses - I am growing them, gifting them, decorating with them and using the petals and powder.
If you haven’t tried out rose petal powder until now, I’d say you’re missing out on one of the most essential ingredients needed for an All Natural Skincare Routine.Ready to give rose petal powder a shot? If you heart this post on rose petal powder uses and benefits, do remember to share this post and oh yes, pin it on Pinterest (coz roses are not always red, violets are not actually blue, but rose petal powder is amazing for you)!