Yep, I know it sounds tacky with all its Bay Ganyo connotations, but actually natural Bulgarian rose water beats all fancy cosmetic lotions. It smells great, it is refreshing and girls love it. It can also be used in cakes or as fragrance to cold drinking water on a hot day.I completely agree! I use rose water as toner and I find it very refreshing and gentle. I also use it as face mist... which is great when I'm having an especially long day (like today).
I've always wondered why people here in the States don't use rose water much. All good cosmetic brands put it in their products but the water itself is not popular... and it's SO CHEAP. I hate to go all Naomi Wolf on you but it does seem to me that here in the States every bit of a woman's daily routine has been totally hi-jacked by the cosmetic industry. There's a product to help you "achieve results" in areas of your life that you were not even aware of. They first make you think that you should be shrinking your pores/making your skin glow/smoothing out your wrinkles and then, of course, they present to you products that do just that. How wonderful!
I am good at noticing these things but I am not good at completely distancing myself from the process. So here I am... pushing Bulgarian rose water like my life depends on it... But I keep telling myself that's somehow OK because rose water actually IS a multi-functional product AND it costs a fraction of the price of brand-name cosmetics.
Of course, if you are in Bulgaria, you can find it in any random drugstore for pennies. If you need to buy it online, though, check out this website that sells only certified products and has a delicious recipe for rose water lemonade. Sounds pretty awesome, doesn't it!?
Photo by: eesti
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