Add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to one cup of rose water. This can be used to tone oily skin, as well as after shampooing to restore the hair’s acid balance.

Rose Vinegar:

1 cup vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh or dried rose flowers

1 cup purified water

Heat the rose flowers with the vinegar and water. Bring to a boil and steep for 30 minutes. After cooling, place mixture in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and let sit for two weeks. Strain the rose flowers from the vinegar and use the liquid for bath, hair rinse, or facial soak.

For a vinegar facial soak, heat the rose vinegar slowly until it is a comfortable temperature to apply to the skin. Soak a clean, warm washcloth in the vinegar and lay over the face for five minutes, each time redipping the washcloth to reapply. For best results, keep the washcloth on the skin for a total of 20 minutes. This is an excellent exfoliant and skin stimulant.