Rose Water and Coconut Oil for Face – DIY Cream

One of my favorite and easiest-to-make acne creams is with coconut oil and rose water. Making your own cream or moisturizer does not cost a lot and is simple as long as you follow a good recipe. You can use rose water and coconut oil for an effective face and body DIY cream.

Homemade acne cream – rose water and coconut oil for face and body recipe:

  1. Melt in a pot coconut oil, sweet almond oil, lanolin, and beeswax.
  2. Mix in rose water, rose oil, vitamin E oil, and aloe vera gel.
  3. Store the mixture in a lidded container and you will have an effective acne cream for daily use.

Coconut oil and rose water are both very helpful for combating acne and preventing dry skin. When mixing together, they make an at-home body cream that you will never want to go without. There are far more benefits to using this mixture than you may think.

Read on to learn more about rose water and coconut oil for face and body, including how to make the cream and its benefits.

Rose Water and Coconut Oil for Face and Body – Homemade Recipe

Ingredients Required

This recipe makes about 2.5 cups of the cream.

  • 0.75 container sweet almond oil
  • 0.25 container coconut oil (extra virgin, unrefined coconut oil is best)
  • 1 teaspoon lanolin
  • 0.5 ounce grated beeswax
  • 0.75 cup rose water
  • 0.5 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1 to 2 drops rose oil
  • 5 drops nutrient E oil
  • Pot
  • Whisk (or electric mixer)
  • Glass or plastic jar or bottle

The Recipe Steps

Step 1

Mix together in a pot:

  • Coconut oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Lanolin
  • Beeswax

Put the pot over medium (medium-low heat) heat until the mixture is all melted and well-blended. Keep an eye on it to ensure it doesn’t burn. Stir if necessary to keep from burning.

Step 2

Remove the pot from the heat and leave on the counter until the blend cools to room temperature.

Step 3

Add to the pot:

  1. Rose water
  2. Rose oil
  3. Vitamin E oil
  4. Aloe vera gel

With an electric mixer or whisk, mix everything until it is well-blended. If you don’t have a mixer or whisk, you can use a fork, just ensure to whisk enough so it is smooth.

Step 4

Store the blend in a container with a lid to prevent it from drying out.

Benefits of Coconut Oil on the Skin

1. Coconut Oil Can Kill Damaging Microorganisms

The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties that can help strengthen your skin’s defense against damaging microorganisms.

This is particularly essential for long-term skincare, as many skin diseases, including skin inflammation, athlete’s foot, cellulitis, and folliculitis are brought about by microorganisms or growths. I also found through personal experience that coconut oil is very beneficial for getting rid of acne scars.

Applying coconut oil topically onto the skin may keep the development of these microorganisms at bay so that they don’t grow.

This is because of the lauric acid in the coconut oil, which makes up about half of the unsaturated fats in it and can battle against the destructive microorganisms.

One examination put the antibacterial properties of 30 various kinds of unsaturated fats up against 20 distinct strains of bacteria. Lauric acid was observed to be the best at preventing the development of harmful bacteria.

Other research has demonstrated that lauric acid can destroy Propionibacterium acnes, a harmful bacteria that prompts the advancement of skin inflammation and acne.

Moreover, capric acid is another medium-chain fatty acid found in coconut oil, to a lesser degree. Like lauric acid, capric acid appears to also have powerful antimicrobial properties.

One study demonstrated that both lauric and capric acid successfully destroyed and blocked harmful strains of bacteria.

Another study showed the ability of capric acid to block the growth of certain types of fungi which also is important for preventing many skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and more.

2. Coconut Oil Could Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is a consistent part of various kinds of skin issues, including eczema, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis.

Coconut oil has been proven to be able to reduce this inflammation.

In one study, scientists put extra virgin coconut oil on the inflamed skin around the ears of rodents. The coconut oil was able to calm the inflammation significantly and it also relieved the degree of pain.

Coconut oil may also calm inflammation by improving antioxidant status.

Antioxidants are beneficial to the body because they stabilize the harmful free radicals you are exposed to. This balances out the atoms that lead to skin inflammation and other diseases.

Research conducted in 2013 involved feeding rodents various kinds of oil,  including virgin coconut oil, sunflower oil, and olive oil. Toward the completion of the 45-day test, the coconut oil had improved antioxidant status and also decreased oxidative stress more than the other oils.

Keep in mind that the majority of the studies are constrained to rodents and test-tubes, so it’s difficult to know with 100% certainty that the outcomes are the same for us.

Nonetheless, in light of this research, coconut oil indicates incredible potential in its capacity to decrease skin inflammation when used topically on your skin.

See the below video for more benefits and uses for coconut oil, including how it can treat acne:

Benefits of Rose Water on the Skin

1. Balances the pH of Your Skin

The pH of your skin is in the middle of 4.5 to 6.2, making it somewhat acidic. The unnecessary overuse of harmful cleansers, facial soaps, and other household items can disturb this pH balance and lead to the development of bacteria, bringing about skin inflammation including acne.

With a pH of 5.5, rose water helps balance out the inflammation by taking your skin’s pH levels back to ideal.

2. Controls Acne

Rose water helps expel the abundance of oils from your face. It likewise prevents the development of skin inflammation-causing bacteria with its pH adjusting properties. This lessens skin inflammation while controlling future breakouts.

Where possible, it is always best to try natural acne treatments before trying chemical treatments such as Accutane which has potential side effects.

3. Tones Your Skin

While most us know about the significance of cleaning, toning and moisturizing, there’s many who skip over the toning step. What many people don’t understand is that it is one of the most critical steps of any healthy skin protocol.

Toning helps get rid of excess oils, setting up your skin for ideal hydration. Rose water is a wonderful toner because of its pH adjusting properties. It gets rid of the damaging build up of oils and sets it up for hydrating.

4. Hydrates Your Skin

A normal misguided judgment with regards to toners is that they dry out your skin. This isn’t correct when you are utilizing all-natural, gentle treatments, for example, unadulterated rose water for the skin. I always will recommend natural treatments where possible over chemical skin treatments with risky side effects.

Rose water spruces up your skin by sinking into your pores and giving it gentle hydration. This goes far with regards to improving the surface of your skin. Best of all, rose water is so simple to apply by just spraying it on your skin when it starts to dry out.

If you have dry, dead skin on your legs or feet, see our post on how you can use coconut oil and rose water cream to solve this problem: Why Do I Have So Much Dead Skin On My Legs?

See the below video for more uses and benefits of coconut oil and rose water on the face and body:

See the below video for another coconut oil and rose water treatment:

Conclusion – Rose Water and Coconut Oil for Face and Body

To recap, here is my homemade acne cream – rose water and coconut oil for face and body recipe:

  1. Melt in a pot coconut oil, sweet almond oil, lanolin, and beeswax.
  2. Mix in rose water, rose oil, vitamin E oil, and aloe vera gel.
  3. Store the mixture in a lidded container and you will have an effective acne cream for daily use.

Follow the above steps and you will have an amazing coconut oil and rose water cream. It is very nourishing and hydrating for your skin, especially if you have dry or dehydrated skin.

Related Questions

Can I just use coconut oil for acne? If you just have coconut oil, follow this treatment: First put a face cloth soaked in hot water on your face and leave for about 30 seconds to a minute. This will open up the pores. Then remove the face cloth, take about a teaspoon of coconut oil and gently apply to your skin. Lastly, soak the face cloth with hot water again and place it on your face for one minute.

Can I use rose water on my face overnight? You can put rose water on your face and leave it overnight. Rosewater balances the skin’s pH levels which helps it control oil levels. Rosewater also helps moisturize the skin which keeps it well-hydrated. So it is beneficial to leave it on overnight.

Can we apply moisturizer after rose water? Rosewater is beneficial at hydrating the skin however it is still recommended to apply lotion afterward. Spray the rosewater on your skin in the morning and night, then after, apply a moisturizer to lock in the rose water and add extra strength to your skin.