By Jean Baez
What’s in a rose? Whether you’re sniffing a the local florist, spritzing rose water on your face, or drinking rose infused tea, you can’t miss the calm happiness and sense of relaxation that come with roses. Through my research, I learned a tremendous amount about the benefits roses possess when incorporated into a Fly Gyal’s beauty regimen. So the next time you pass the fruit stand, don’t forget to arouse your senses. Stop and Smell Roses. Remind yourself that nature’s garden is waiting to heal you both inside and out.
Petals of the flower are pressed and stemmed to draw out natural oil. Scent is used to stimulate contentment and fight depression. Often used topically on skin and hair for anti-aging, superior moisture, and skin healing. It’s suitable for all skin types and exceptionally beneficial for dry skin.
Unopened roses contain tannin astringent bringing skin together and promoting healing and firming. Rose buds are high in antioxidants and VIT C. They fight fatigue, depression, alleviate stress, and increase blood flow and boost energy. They’re often prepared in teas which means you get double the pleasure with a delicious treat!
The fruit of the rose appears to have a reddish brown color and resembles a berry. Rose hips are used in foods and often prepared in tea. They can be easily found in health food stores. High in vitamin C (1cp 6 dried rose hips =75mg vitamin C) and contain vitamins A, B, D, E, and zinc. Rose hips fight infections in several parts of the abdominal region and have been linked to healing the womb. They also fight fatigue, depression, alleviate stress, and increase blood flow and boost energy.