Rose water is well known for it's anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and anti-bacterial purposes. It is also excellent for cleansing, hydrating, purifying, softening and toning the skin. Some roses are naturally more fragrant than others. The rose water that I made from my own rose bush that is normally pretty fragrant outside was not so much when I made the rose water, which is ok by me. I am now anxious for my Julia Child yellow rose bush to bloom again to have rose water in a variety of color and smell. If only I could have known how easy this was when the wild roses were in bloom. Maybe next year.
BTW you might want to let the water cool down a bit before squeezing the petals.
I used mine in my relaxing and detoxifying bath Sunday night. Here is the recipe I made for my bath. You might also want to include low lighting, a few white candles and maybe some soft music playing or a nice book if you can keep it dry.
**** UPDATE 8/27/14**** My rose water seems to have grown mold... booo... it may be better to store it in the refrigerator and probably not over a week. I will be looking into longer term storage and what to add to the rose water to keep it fresh longer.