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Published on May 24th, 2015 | by Rima J Pundir

Honey, you smell of Roses

For beauty, there’s nothing as good as natural ingredients – and roses (and honey) are the best of them. Some DIY, and great products from the FAB BAG store as well!

A rose, by any other name…

Why are roses good for the skin – let us count the ways:

  1. An anti-inflammatory, roses soothe irritated skin.
  2. A rich source of antioxidants, which can help strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue.
  3. Sugars found in rose petals add to rose water’s soothing effect, and its natural oils trap moisture in the skin, helping it feel and look smoother.
  4. Can play a role in reducing damage from sun exposure. Rose water may help decrease damage to the skin’s elastin fibers and prevent wrinkles.

Easy does it:

  1. Take two spoons of tomato/cucumber juice and add a spoon of rose water to it. Apply it to the face and leave for 10 minutes, then wash your face. It will reduce the oiliness of skin.
  2. For a glowing visage, make a paste of mint leaves, rose petals, rose water, oatsand egg white, mix this well and apply this paste on your face. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes and wash.
  3. In a bottle, mix rose water and glycerin in a 1:1 ratio. Use this mixture as a skin toner

Roses in bottles:

Nyassa Body Scrub – Three Roses: The Three roses Body scrub is specially formulated for the daily use, gently exfoliates the skin. The natural combination of Shea Butter and Himalayan Pink Salt works gently on your skin and exfoliates the dead skin cells giving you a healthy looking skin. The active ingredients keep you revitalized and invigorated for the entire day. CLICK HERE to view product.

SkinYoga Oats And Roses Face Wash: Rose petals are considered to be a natural toner and an excellent sunblock. Oats contain natural cleansers that remove dirt and oil from the pores without causing irritation. This vitamin C enriched combination with real rose petals will leave your skin feeling protected, clean and toned. CLICK HERE to view product.


Honey, Honey

Honey is super for the skin. Here’s a quick refresher!

  1. Honey can make a big difference to dry, delicate skin. It actually thickens the dermal and epidermal layers thereby making it ideal for sensitive skin.
  2. Honey’s hygroscopic properties make it especially useful as a moisturiser and a great hydrating tool.
  3. Honey is also anti-bacterial and helps in treating acne.

At home:

  1. Pour honey onto your palms and add in 1-2 drops of your favourite essential oil. Rub the honey to warm it and then massage the honey onto your dry face (avoiding your eye area). Allow the honey to sit on your face for a few minutes, then rinse off with warm water and a facial cloth. This will add a glow to any tired face!
  2. Add 3-4 drops of honey to one half of a lemon. Rub the lemon on your face, emphasizing the T-zone area (nose, chin, etc.). Leave the lemon and honey mixture on your face for 5 minutes, then wash off with cold water.

Honey in Jars:

Burt’s Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Cream: Truly a gift from nature, this ultra-rich hand cream is enriched with three exotic butters – jojoba, cupuacu and macadamia to pamper hands that are dry from everyday routines. Burt’s Bees natural hand cream melts into skin to moisturise and soften without a greasy after-feel. Your hands will be thoroughly delighted. CLICK HERE to view product.

 Just Herbs Honey Facial Massage Gel: A rehydrating and nourishing skin care gel for massage especially suitable for oily skins with healing properties of nature’s most versatile golden ingredient-Honey. Enhanced with nourishing and anti-aging properties of almonds to banish wrinkles, it prevents/corrects all signs of aging. CLICK HERE to view product. 


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