Over the years I have taken a couple of Ayurvedic cooking and wellness courses and one of the coolest tips I learned was about Rose Water.
First of all, it smells good. I can’t stand wearing perfume, it gives me a headache and my husband Peter doesn’t like it either. Rose Water is the perfect middle road for me, it’s light and fresh with no overpowering chemicals.
But the best part is that it cools you off in the summer. My main Ayurvedic dosha is Pitta (more about doshas in a post coming soon!) and the heat of summer aggravates Pitta.
Do you ever notice that people are more irritable in the summer? Rose Water is perfect way to combat that irritation you feel from being too damn hot. If you are pregnant in the summer time, you need to buy this right now. You can thank me later!
All you do is spritz it on your chest and neck and you will instantly cool off. You could also spritz your wrists and the backs of your knees.
Rose Water also makes a great facial toner, you can spray some in a bath before getting in (or spray some on yourself if you are getting too hot from the bath) ,or you could use it as a room or fabric freshener. My couch smells like piss right now (gotta love potty training) so I have been spritzing my couch with rosewater.
Here’s to staying calm and cool this summer despite the heat!