Make Your Own Rose Water Right Now

One of my first beauty purchases as a teenager was Mario Badescu's Facial Spray. My mom drove me to a beauty boutique two towns over, so I could use my allowance money to buy it — all because Hilary Duff raved about its skin-saving benefits. Her skin was (and is!) amazing, so I knew it had to be worth it. My friends went and purchased it because of me — we were like a rosewater gang of sorts. It made my skin glow, and for someone with perpetually dry skin, this is somewhat of a miracle product. Plus, it helped coif unruly baby hairs. I carried that giant spray bottle to school in my backpack and now keep the travel size handy in my purse — a loyal fan over 10 years later.

This spray is full of aloe and herbs, but the main ingredient is rosewater. It's antiinflammatory and calming, so it's a real treat when you're traveling or need to refresh your makeup. So the real question is why wouldn't you make your own at home? The recipe is simple, has the best scent, and makes a great gift to boot.

In case you're not the DIY type, you can pick up Mario Badescu's cult favorite ($7) yourself.

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