With only threee ingredients and a one minute preparation time, you must try this rose clay mask recipe. It smells great and will leave your skin feeling silky soft with a rosy glow! This mask can help with: removing dead skin cells and other impurities, tightening and toning the skin, and improving circulation. Rose clay does not come from roses, but from a kaolin clay that is colored pink like a rose. The rose aroma in this rose clay mask recipe is coming from the rose water. Rose water is made when rose petals are steeped in water and the remaining water has a rose scent. Rose water has been used for centuries as both a skin tonic and for aromatic pleasure. Plus the scent of roses has shown in scientific research to help calm the mind. Read some research below.
Rose Clay Mask Ingredients
- 1/2 ounce of rose water
- 1 ounce of rose clay
- 1/2 ounce of jojoba, hemp seed, or sweet almond oil
Rose Clay Mask Instructions
Mix the three ingredients together. Then, get your skin wet. Apply the mask evenly across the skin and allow to dry for about 15 minutes. Do not let the mask over dry as it could be hard and irritating to remove from the skin. Finally, get in the shower and rinse off with warm water and a wash cloth. Your skin will feel like silk!
Avoid with very sensitive skin.
- Inhalation of rose oil had a relaxing effect and reduced depression and stress in humans. From: Hongratanaworakit, T. (2009). Relaxing effect of rose oil on humans. Nat Prod Commun, 4(2), 291-6.
- Lavender, geranium, rose, and jasmine in an aromatherapy massage may exert positive effects on blood pressure. From: Hur, M. H., Oh, H., Lee, M. S., Kim, C., Choi, A. N., & Shin, G. R. (2007). Effects of aromatherapy massage on blood pressure and lipid profile in korean climacteric women. International Journal of Neuroscience, 117(9), 1281-1287.
- R. damascena oil reduces sexual dysfunction in male patients suffering from depression. From: Farnia, V., Shirzadifar, M., Shakeri, J., Rezaei, M., Bajoghli, H., Holsboer-Trachsler, E., & Brand, S. (2015). Rosa damascena oil improves SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction in male patients suffering from major depressive disorders: results from a double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled clinical trial. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat, 11, 625-635.
- Fragrance inhalation affected the sympathetic nervous system. Pepper, estragon oil, fennel, and grapefruit increased sympathetic activity, and rose and patchouli oils decreased sympathetic activity. Inhaling pepper oil increased plasma adrenaline levels while rose oil decreased adrenaline. From: Haze, S., Sakai, K., & Gozu, Y. (2002). Effects of fragrance inhalation on sympathetic activity in normal adults. The Japanese journal of pharmacology, 90(3), 247-253.
- Anxiolytic properties of rose oil were noticed. From: de Almeida, R. N., Motta, S. C., de Brito Faturi, C., Catallani, B., & Leite, J. R. (2004). Anxiolytic-like effects of rose oil inhalation on the elevated plus-maze test in rats. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 77(2), 361-364.
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.
By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), Professional AIA and NAHA Member, LMT