Vinaya is the author of "Amazing Alphabet" and "People's War in Nepal: Songs and Narratives From the Frontline."
Flowers have medicinal values, their healing powers lie in their ability to promote specific moods and emotions. Flower water cures certain physical conditions. You can externally and internally use essential flower oil, flower water and fresh or dried flowers to heal your body and mind. To make the most use of flowers, make your bath by adding flower petals, essential flower oil or flower water.
Flower water has many health benefits. You can also use flower water as cosmetics. Rose water and other flower waters are very useful in uplifting moods, cleaning and giving glow to your skin, and healing your body and mind.
How to make flower water
Flower water is available in the market. You can also make your own flower water. Add a tablespoon of essential flower oil in 200 ml of distilled water, your flower water will be ready. But remember some flowers are edible while others are not. Rose is edible flower so you can use rose water in cooking to add aroma and flavors to your food and drinks.
There is also another way to make flower water. You can make the potion by collecting dews gathered on the flower petals. If collecting dew is not possible, you can rinse flowers in water and make your flower water. But this works best when you let flower petals float in the water overnight. You may wonder how it works. Water has memory; it retains energy received from flowers for a long time. Before using flower water, make sure you know the healing properties of particular flower.
Rose is edible flower. Rose has many health benefits. You can make rose tea, rose wine or use rose water. Rose water gives cooling effect on your skin by removing excess oil, dirt and other impurities. You can also add rose water to your face pack. Rose water works perfectly on dark spots and blemishes.
Rose water face wash: Rose water is a natural cleanser and toner. Wash your face with rose water, it removes dirt and gives extra radiance to your skin. You can also massage your face with rose water to tone up your skin.
Rose water face pack: Add one table spoon of rose water and lime juice in two table spoon of sandalwood powder, and make a paste. Apply this rose water face pack and let it dry for 10-15 minutes, then wash with water.
Moisturizer from rose water: Rose water and glycerin is a great skincare formula. It moisturizes your skin.
Cleanser from rose water: Add equal amount of rosewater and honey to make your cleanser. Dab cotton on the mixture and apply over your face and neck. Wash your face with water after 20 minutes.
Face scrub from rose water: You can make face scrub by adding 1-2 table spoon of rose water on almond paste. This will open pores on your skin.
Rose water for wrinkle lift: Add one table spoon of rose water and glycerin in two table spoon of sandalwood powder. Apply this paste on your face for 20 minutes. You can also replace glycerin with honey.
Health benefits of flower water
When you are using flower water internally, add honey or brandy. If you are using flower water externally, make a potion by adding honey, glycerin or brandy.
Drink sunflower water when you are exasperated.
For those with morning blues, blue bells are ideal. Before you go to sleep, pour water over two or three blue bells and drink it in the morning. Blue bell water will rejuvenate you.
When you have hibiscus don’t throw it away because red hibiscus enhances compatibility between people whereas white hibiscus is perfect for anyone who feels out of tune with their own spiritual nature.
Marigold can be used to cure bleeding in women. Soak dried marigold in water for overnight. Mash the flower in the water, strain and drink.
Lotus can be used for spiritual growth.
Morning glory helps to fight drug addiction and tippling.
Feelings of bitterness and resentment are ripped off by acacia. Acacia also reduces desire for smoking and cures bronchitis.
Lavender is helpful for those with sleeping disorder.
You don’t have to worry looking for flower therapist, just rinse flower petals in water for some hours, add glycerin, honey, or brandy and use it. Do not ponder, imbue yourself and see how it works. The magic of flowers in healing is great, even when you have a glimpse at the variety of flowers blooming in the garden, a kind of soothing feeling gives you so much solace.
Serena on July 18, 2018:
I just made rose water for cosmetic reasons but didn’t know all the benefits. Love the information! Thanks so much Vinaya!
Radhika Sreekanth from Mumbai,India on March 17, 2013:
We use rosewater and jasmine oil for the aroma that they impart. I learned the benefits of other flower waters also from this hub. Thanks for sharing.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on March 01, 2013:
@Faythef, I hope you will discover medicinal properties of rose yourself.
@Torrilynn, flowers have been used a herbal remedies in different cultures around the globe. Thanks for commenting.
torrilynn on February 25, 2013:
i never knew that flowers had health benefits. i know that that might seem silly
but it is true. i like the fact that you can use rose water for therapy and to help
relax your mind, also helping to heal your body. thanks and will be using in the future.
Faythe Payne from USA on February 25, 2013:
Fantastic Hub..I love roses and anything related to them..waiting for my rose season to begin and I will be busy busy busy..making rosewater and other things...LOL
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on February 25, 2013:
it is never too late to read good hubs. LOL
I'm honored that you consider backlinking this hub. Simone, says organic backlinking is best.
Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on February 25, 2013:
How did i miss this? What a gorgeous hub about roses and rosewater. Flowers have so many great benefits you have highlighted so well. Voted up, Useful, Interesting and shared. I would also link this to my frosted rose petal recipe hub and my rosewater and lemon hub if that is okay? Thanks so much for sharing this Vinya!
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on February 22, 2013:
Hi dream on, interestingly my interest on flower is recent.
Thanks for appreciating my work.
Have a wonderful weekend.
DREAM ON on February 21, 2013:
All these years I have passed so many flowers and roses and knew so little.You have explored and covered so much detail in a great hub.You have some of the most amazing photos that only add to your incredible work.Have a wonderful day.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on November 13, 2012:
rose water has many health benefits, it is not only edible but also can be used on skin.
I hope this hub was helpful to you.
Shasta Matova from USA on November 12, 2012:
This is really interesting and the photos are awesome. I use rose water in my cooking, but hadn't thought about its benefits. I also hadn't thought about using it as a cleanser. Voted up.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on October 12, 2012:
Thanks for your comment.
Nicole S Hanson from Minnesota on October 11, 2012:
Awesome hub! Gotta love doing things naturally.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on October 06, 2012:
Alternative healing is growing popular these days. Thanks for reading and commenting.
Heaven L Burkes from The Invincible Heart of Neverland on October 06, 2012:
Beautiful to see how true this concept actually is. I put this idea into my book, speaking of ancient practices for a fantasy civilization. They also drank the tiny seeds of flowers, mixing them with fruit juices. ;) Wonderful HUB! Voting UP and Awesome!
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on October 04, 2012:
Sorry I did not notice your comment earlier.But anyway, thanks for your comment.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on September 28, 2012:
In alternate healing, flowers are used as herbs. Thanks for reading and commenting.
KDuBarry03 on September 28, 2012:
Huh, I knew that there are many edible flowers; however, this is the first time I read a detailed account on the nutritional factors of flowers. Definitely an interesting read, Vinaya!
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 26, 2012:
You have such informative Hubs and so well written thanks for this information I am amazed by your work
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on September 23, 2012:
thanks for reading and commenting.
Elena from London, UK on September 19, 2012:
Very useful to know and I love the fact that it's all natural.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on September 15, 2012:
Thanks for always appreciating everything I do on hubpages.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on September 15, 2012:
I have wanted to get to this one, so thank you for sharing...such a wonderful reminder.
I thoroughly appreciate how you have found the magic in flowers all around us... Homeopathic methods of the most aromatic and relaxing 'nature'. Roses and lavender are my thang...
So I happily vote this UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on July 31, 2012:
Hi Pan, thanks for reading, commenting and following me.
April Seldon from New Orleans on July 31, 2012:
Very Informative information.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on July 29, 2012:
Hi Vellur, thanks for reading and leaving appreciative comment.
Nithya Venkat from Dubai on July 29, 2012:
Roses are pretty and has many uses too. Great hub, useful and informative. Voted up and shared.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on July 27, 2012:
Hi Thelma, thanks for reading and commenting.
Thelma Alberts from Germany on July 26, 2012:
Thanks for the information. Rose water is one of the essential oil that I use in my massage. It has a very relaxing effect. Thanks for sharing.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on July 18, 2012:
I recommend these wonderful hub authors to the hub community.
Thanks for reading and commenting my dear fellow writers.
Ruchira from United States on July 18, 2012:
I am a big fan of rose water and use equal amounts of rose water and glycerin to avoid pollen allergies externally.
great hub with loads of information, vinaya.
b. Malin on July 18, 2012:
Well I have 2 Big Rose Bushes out front and I Never knew the Health Benefits that they could provide, that is, until Now. Thanks so much for sharing this useful and most informative Hub Vinaya. I too Vote it UP and Useful, and so Interesting!
Kitty Fields from Summerland on July 18, 2012:
I've been learning how to grow and wildcraft my own herbs and use them in herbal remedies and in foods for health benefits so this hub is extremely useful to me, Vinaya. Great info on flower water and rose water and the health benefits of each. Voted up, useful, and awesome!
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on July 17, 2012:
Thank you my dear fellow writers and friends for your comments.
mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on July 16, 2012:
Vinaya you have a quiet series going. Lavender, and Rose, wines and oils. All very interesting and all worth a try.
Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 16, 2012:
Vinaya, an awesome hub. You explain the entire procedure to obtain the benefits from flowers in such simple terms.
Your pictures are awesome as always.
I'm bookmarking this hub. Voted up, useful and awesome. Thanks for Sharing.
Terrye Toombs from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. on July 16, 2012:
Very interesting information, Vinaya! I've never heard of rose water but will be looking for it now. :)
Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on July 16, 2012:
This is awesome!! I purchased some rose water as an ingredient in a face-mask I wanted to make. But, I have lots left over. Now I know exactly what to do with it. OOooooh, I have to share this! :)
Hattie from Europe on July 15, 2012:
Thanks Vinaya, I might put some of your flower ones on my friends holistic page on facebook. :)
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on July 15, 2012:
I recommend these wonderful hub authors to the hub community.
Thank you my dear fellow writers for reading and commenting on my hubs.
Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on July 15, 2012:
Your photos are just lovely Vinaya. Thank you for sharing this with us. I knew roses were used in perfume and they are edible but I didn't know they could be used as a cleanser. The wrinkle lift would certainly worth it :)
Sueswan on July 15, 2012:
I could smell the sweet delicate scent of the rose while I was reading the benefits of Rose water.
I love your pictures.
Voted up and away!
Take care :)
lezsaysit from New York, NY on July 14, 2012:
I love roses and am pleasantly surprised about the many benefits and uses of rose and flower water. I rated this article useful, thumbs up and interesting. Thank you for sharing.
Movie Master from United Kingdom on July 14, 2012:
I love the idea of making my own rose water to use in cooking or for health benefits.
A wonderful, informative hub thank you Vinaya, I loved the stunning photos too!
Cathy Nerujen from Edge of Reality and Known Space on July 14, 2012:
What a super hub on the amazing properties of Rose water.... :)
Frank Atanacio from Shelton on July 14, 2012:
like so many of your quality hubs this was one was also useful and helpful
laadhy from Maldives- The Paradise on Earth on July 14, 2012:
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on July 13, 2012:
I love Rose water, never made my own. Enjoyed the info. about the use of flowers. Lavender is my favorite scent. Thank you Vinaya,,
DFiduccia from Las Vegas on July 13, 2012:
Very useful and interesting article
Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on July 13, 2012:
I have never tasted rose water. It sounds nice and so many benefits too. This is a great addition to your lavender hub.
Urmila from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on July 13, 2012:
Wow! Rose water works on dark spots and blemishes too. Good to know all these benefits you have mentioned. Thanks for posting it. Useful and voted up!
Dianna Mendez on July 13, 2012:
I love your photos. They are so beautiful! I didn't know rose water could be used for such health benefits. Adding it to food when cooking is another new lesson learned. Thanks for sharing.
radhapriestess from Minneapolis, MN on July 13, 2012:
Very well done article. I am allergic to alcohol and honey, so do you use water and gyclerin or witch hazel instead?
Hattie from Europe on July 13, 2012:
Very nice! Love it! :)
Super Lux from Singapore on July 13, 2012:
this is a beautiful hub :)
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 13, 2012:
I knew nothing about this, but thanks to your great hub I am now informed. Great job my friend!
JR Krishna from India on July 13, 2012:
Amazed at the many useful effects of rosewater.
Thanks for sharing
Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on July 13, 2012:
Very informative, I love the rose water and honey cleanser idea, you have given a lots of very good practical information, thank you for sharing.
Mazlan A from Malaysia on July 13, 2012:
Love your photos. I know rose water is used in many Middle Eastern foods and drinks. I now know how it us done. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.
Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on July 13, 2012:
This is very helpful to me Vinaya because I am always looking for edible flowers and flowers with medicinal properties. Recently my partner and I went to our fields and I was so pleased to see many flowers there. I am definitely going to need a copy of this! Thanks, this is really what I needed.
Life Under Construction from Neverland on July 13, 2012:
those photos were really amazing vinaya!
anyway..thanks for sharing the benfits of rosewater and flower waters. i think i've learned something new today.
Angelme566 on July 13, 2012:
Oh , a Rose is an edible flower ? It's only after reading that i realized that so many things that i don't know and need to know.
A hub so nourish with worthy inputs plus the pictures which are perfectly beautiful. Have a wonderful Friday !
Voted and worthy to be shared.
Snigdha Shahi from India,mumbai on July 13, 2012:
Thanks for sharing this informative Hub. Besides rose water I was unaware of benefits of other flower waters. Good work. Voted up
lilalollie from The Netherlands on July 13, 2012:
Mary Craig from New York on July 13, 2012:
This was very educational! I love roses and being able to actually use them instead of just looking at them sounds like a great idea. I never knew how beneficial they could be...I knew they were used to make perfume but to cleanse your face or to take internally...
Voted up, useful and interesting.