Rose water has been used throughout history by women around the world. Cleopatra used it to keep her skin dewy and supple during her reign as queen of Egypt. It was used as a means to cool hot angry skin in the summer heat as well as for its ability to smooth and brighten complexions.
Rose water’s popularity as a culinary flavoring is used in the Middle East and India in many dishes to add a subtle rose fragrance that lightens spicy or heavy foods. Rose has also been used to flavor desserts like Turkish delight and baklava and can even be added to lemonade. Its light aroma eases depression and anxiety and induces a sense of ease and well being…it also happens to taste great!