Best Organic or Pure Rose water: Dermatologist Pick

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 30/06/21

Rosewater is one of the few natural remedies that everyone should use. It tones oily skin, soothes sensitive skin, moisturises dry skin. It can be combined with other natural ingredients to make toner, cream and face packs.

There is no doubt that rose water is a must-have natural ingredient. But, unfortunately, many popular brands of rose water (especially in India) have chemicals in the form of preservatives or additives. 


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How to find out rose water is organic and pure?

Pure rose water is manufactured by steam distillation. Rose petals in water are exposed to controlled heat and steam is condensed in the form of water droplets, that are collected as rose water.

Rosewater that has a strong smell of roses are made by adding rose ark (fragrance) to water rather than steam distillation. Therefore, pure rose water has the following characteristics:

  • It should be transparent.

  • It should have a faint fragrance of roses rather than a strong fragrance.

  • It should be packed in a tinted or opaque bottle to avoid degradation caused by sunlight.

  • It should be packed in glass packing (not plastic) to avoid contamination of rose water with chemicals from plastic in the bottle.

  • The ingredients list should read either 100% rose water, 100% rose hydrosol or water and rose petals. It should not have any other ingredients like ark, preservatives, fragrances, additives etc. on the list.

  • The real rose water is soothing and imparts an immediate feeling of coolness. 

Watch this video to know more about finding pure rose water:

 

 

 

 

5 ways to use rose water on the skin?              

1. Toner:  Rosewater is an ideal toner owing to soothing, oil control, and hydrating benefits. After washing your face, spray rose water on your face and pat dry. Watch this video to know more:

 

2 . Moisturiser: You can use this time-tested mixture of coconut oil, glycerin and rose water in 3:1:1 ratio to hydrate your dry skin. The ingredients of this mixture separate on standing, so make sure you shake the mixture before each use.

 

3. Sunburn Are you planning a holiday? Don’t forget to take rose water along! Rosewater prevents and calms the sunburn owing to its anti-inflammatory action. You can refrigerate rose water and spray it once you return from the bright sun to aid in the loss of heat. Do not spray rose water when you are in the bright sun because it might reduce the SPF of your sunscreen. If still sunburn occurs, you should follow this 10 step guide to heal sunburn. 

 

4. Sensitive skin: Rosewater can soothe the red and sensitive skin with the help of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Refrigerate rose water, and spray it to give instant relief to burning and irritation of sensitive skin.

 

5. Makeup remover:

Rosewater can be used as a make-up remover by wiping the skin gently with cotton dipped in rose water. If you use thick makeup, then add apple cider vinegar to rose water, as detailed in this article; Homemade Skin Toner For Oily Skin

 

 

 

 

Best rose water in India

1. Kama Ayurveda Rosewater

Pros:

  • Claims that rosewater is obtained by steam distillation and is 100% pure.
  • Has a faint smell of roses.
  • Tinted spray packing

Cons:

  • High pricing, plastic packing.

Where to buy:  Amazon.inFlipkart.com

 

2. Forest Essentials Rosewater

Pros:

  • Comes from a well-known luxury Ayurvedic brand and claims 100% purity of rose water obtained by steam distillation.
  • Has a faint smell of roses.
  • Tinted spray packing

Cons:

  • High pricing, plastic packing.

Can be bought at Forrest Essential retail outlets and Amazon.in

 

3. Vya tours Rosewater Review

Pros:

  • Claims to 100% pure.

Cons:

  • Has a slightly strong smell.
  • Non-tinted plastic packing

Available at: Amazon.in

 

4. Pahada Rosewater

Pros:

  • Claims to be pure rose water made by steam distillation.
  • Has a slightly strong smell.
  • Opaque packing.
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Plastic packing.

Where to buy: Amazon.in 

 

5. Zofla Rosewater

Pros:

  • This claims to be 100% pure rose water available in spray packing.
  • It is made in the perfume city of India, Kanauj.

Cons:

  • Has a stronger smell than the above brands.
  • Plastic packing.

Can be bought at Amazon.inFlipkart.com

 

 

Best rose water in the US

Most of the top-selling rose water brands are made by steam distillation process and 100% pure. They all come in good tinted spray packing. Many of them have been reviewed extensively on amazon.com. Thus, making a definite choice gets even more difficult. So, how about comparing the few top brands?  Here is the table that shows the comparison of the information displayed by the top rosewater brands on amazon.com:

Brand name

COMPANY CLAIM

Packing

Check price

(affiliate links)

 

Gaia Purity

Gaia Purity Rose Water is very unique because it is produced from the rarest 'Moroccan' variety. 

 

4 oz Tinted spray packing

 

 

Amazon.com

 Teddie Organics

 

Made from Organic roses

2 and 4 oz spray amber glass bottle

Amazon.com

Sally's Organic

LABORATORY TESTED-PURITY VERIFIED. Third-party tested to ensure purity with the industry gold standard GC-MS analysis. Our Therapeutic Grade, USDA Certified Organic Rose Water is Solvent-free, Hexane-free, Steam Distilled Hydrosol from 100% Pure Rose Blossoms. CRUELTY-FREE. NON-GMO. Small Batch Bottled in the USA in amber, lead-free glass bottle to protect from UV damage. BPA-free mister spray top..

4 oz spray amber glass bottle

Amazon.com

Natural Riches

100% Natural Organic Bulgarian Rosewater.

The Bulgarian Rosa Damascena grown in the Rose valley of Bulgaria has the highest amount of skin health and beauty benefits.

The valley gets an abundance of mountain dew which is a key ingredient in preparation of thisrRose water. Fresh Organic rose petals of Bulgarian Rose Damascena are handpicked from the rose fields early in the morning while the dew is on it. These fresh picked rose petals immediately go through a controlled steam distillation.

4 oz spray and dropper amber glass bottle

Amazon.com

Mary Tylor Naturals

USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC Rose water toner, 100% Pure and Natural, Perfect for Toning Face & Soothing Skin.

4 oz Amber Spray glass bottle

Amazon.com

Valentia

Valentia Rose Water is USDA Certified Organic, 100% pure, synthetic-free, unrefined, and never tested on animals. Our rose water is all-natural, and distilled to perfection using organic roses and steam by local farmers in the beautiful, rural mountains of Aksu Isparta, Turkey, so you can feel rejuvenated by this intoxicatingly beautiful all-purpose elixir each day.

4 oz Amber Spray glass bottle

Amazon.com

Leven Rose

100% Pure Natural Moroccan Rosewater Hydrosol Face Spray. Our Rose Water Toner uses more of the flower which gives us a deeper, richer floral scent than just the petals.

4 oz, spray amber glass bottle

Amazon.com

InstaNatural

InstaNatural’s Rose Water contains no chemicals, fillers or artificial fragrances such as irritating perfume.

4 oz, frosted plastic bottle

 

Amazon.com

 

Poppy Austin

 

Contains 100% pure distilled, organic, and unrefined Moroccan Rose Water. Attention that goes into the production of this toner is what sets it apart from all other equivalent products; Made by hand in Morocco and naturally distilled using traditional processes, we insist on using only the very finest rose petals and pure mountain stream water; Each batch is given time to mature, which further improves quality and purification

4 oz

Amber glass bottle

Non spray

Amazon.com

Eve Hansen's

Eve Hansen's pure and organic rose water spray is made of distilled Moroccan rose water – the finest rose water created from Rosa Damascena rose petals.

4 oz, Spray

Plastic bottle

Amazon.com

Kindly note: The above tables show information displayed by the above brand on the internet. Dermatocare has not verified this information by test or otherwise.

 

Best rose water in the UK

Most of the top-selling rose water brands are made by steam distillation process and 100% pure. They all come in good tinted spray packing. Many of them have been reviewed extensively on amazon.co.uk. Thus, making a definite choice gets even more difficult. So, how about comparing the few top brands?  Here is the table that shows the comparison of the information displayed by the top rosewater brands on amazon.co.uk:

 

Brand 

Company claim

Packing

Check the price (affiliate links)

Natures Aid 

Natures Aid rose water is triple strength, meaning that it is more concentrated than many other products on the market. Like all Natures Aid products, it is manufactured to GMP standards, provide the quality and purity of the product. 

150 ml

Non-spray

Non-tinted

Plastic Bottle

Amazon.co.uk

Steenbergs 

    • Vegan
    • Kosher
    • Made through a simple water extraction of classic Persian Damask Rose blossom.

100 ml

Not spray

Tinted

Glass bottle

Amazon.co.uk

Alteya Organic 

    • USDA Certified Organic by Ceres GmbH
    • Steam-distilled from fresh Bulgarian Rosa Damascena blossoms

250 ml

Spray and non-tinted

Plastic bottle

Amazon.co.uk

Elixirs of Life

100% Pure Organic Rose Water & nothing else! Our products have all been safety assessed and approved for public sale by a cosmetic chemist in accordance with EU Cosmetics legislation.

100 ml

Tinted glass bottle

Amazon.co.uk

 

Poppy Austin

Contains 100% pure distilled, organic, and unrefined Moroccan Rose Water. Attention that goes into the production of this toner is what sets it apart from all other equivalent products; Made by hand in Morocco and naturally distilled using traditional processes, we insist on using only the very finest rose petals and pure mountain stream water; Each batch is given time to mature, which further improves quality and purification

120 ml

Amber glass bottle

Non spray

Amazon.co.uk

Eve hansen's

Eve Hansen's pure and organic rose water spray is made of distilled Moroccan rose water – the finest rose water created from Rosa Damascena rose petals.

240 ml

Spray

Amber plastic bottle

Amazon.co.uk

 

Kindly note: The above tables show information displayed by the above brand on the internet. Dermatocare has not verified this information by test or otherwise.

Best rose water in Canada

Most of the top selling rose water brands are made by steam distillation process and 100% pure. They all come in good tinted spray packing. Many of them have been reviewed extensively on amazon.ca. Thus, making a definite choice gets even more difficult. So, how about comparing the few top brands?  Here is the table that shows the comparison of the information displayed by the top rosewater brands on amazon.ca:

Brand

Company claim

Packing

Check price

(affiliate links)

Bella terra oils

100% Pure Bulgarian Rose Water

8 oz BPA-free Dark Amber Plastic Bottle with Disc Cap

Amazon.ca

Mary Tylor

USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC Rose water toner, 100% Pure and Natural, Perfect for Toning Face & Soothing Skin. 

4 oz Amber Spray glass bottle

Amazon.ca

Leven Rose

100% Pure Natural Moroccan Rosewater Hydrosol Face Spray. Our Rose Water Toner uses more of the flower which gives us a deeper, richer floral scent than just the petals.

4 oz Amber glass bottle

Amazon.ca

Woolzies

100% Natural Rose Water, Toner & Moisturizer for Face 

4 oz spray packing

Amazon.ca

Gaia

Gaia Purity Rose Water is very unique because it is produced from the rarest 'Moroccan' variety. 

 

4 oz Tintetd spray packing

Amazon.ca

Kindly note: The above tables show information displayed by the above brand on the internet. Dermatocare has not verified this information by test or otherwise.

 

 

 

List of homemade products that can be made using rose water:

1. Toner

2. Pimples

3. Skin lightening:

4. Anti-aging 

 

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