Hydrating hair mask: Combine 2 tablespoons (depending on hair length) of rose petal powder, with half a teaspoon of amla powder, 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive or coconut oil and enough coconut milk to make a smooth paste. Apply to your hair and scalp and leave on for 1 hour. Rinse off with warm water and shampoo. Use once a week for best results.
Rejuvenating rose face pack: Mix 2 tablespoons of rose petal powder, with enough water (preferably filtered or spring) to make a paste. Apply the mixture to your face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse off with cold water, gently massaging the pack on your skin like a scrub while rinsing. You can repeat this nightly. You can add the following ingredients to your mask depending on your skin type:
- natural yoghurt for oily skin
- dairy cream for dry skin
- honey and rose water for acne and pimples
- avocado for dry skin
- rooibos tea for rejuvenation
Rose petal exfoliating body wash: Mix 1/2 cup of rose petal powder, 1/4 cup of extra-virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of natural honey in a bowl. Mix together and when you’re in the shower, rub this mixture gently all over your wet body and rinse off. You can add 1/4 cup of white sugar if you want a more exfoliating action. Use once a week for soft skin.
For all herbal treatments, whether for the skin or the hair, regular use is necessary. In some cases you will need to use the herb/s for at least 2 months for best results.
Have fun experimenting!
Please note: for external use only.
Any unused powder can be resealed and stored in a cool, dry place.