Sipping on rose water is the height of fancy, but passing on boring tap water for a sip of the floral stuff is not just for show. There are actual health benefits to drinking the pretty water and it’s not just skin deep.
Rose petals (including their stems) are distilled to created rose water and the scented result is a wellness elixr that beauty insiders have been obsessed with — not just for its millennial pink tinge — for some time. From face mists to masks, there’s no getting away from rose extract as an addition to your beauty ride or dies. It’s hydrating, calming, has antiseptic healing powers and smells unreal but skin aside (for a second) what are the benefits of drinking rose water?
Similar to the gift it gives your skin, rose water is packed with vitamins A, B3, C, D and E and boasts anti-inflammatory properties, which are your digestive system’s greatest pal. It’s also super-high in antioxidants thanks to the presence of flavonoids anthocyanins (also found in blueberries), which are always a blessing to your bod. Rose water has also been found to deliver the goods when it comes to heart health, anxiety, tension, bloating and cholesterol.
No need to start distilling your own petals, this magic is bottled. Our fave: Clik Rose Water. We mix a few drops in with some sparkling water for a yummy alternative to regular water. It also keeps you feeling fancy when your mates are drinking rosé and you’re not.