If you have been looking forward to ABC’s The Bachelorette as much as we have, you may be wondering what fun things to do to prepare for the premiere tonight. Along with your watch party—complete with chocolate-covered strawberries and dramatic gasps—you may want to consider starting your preparations early. For example, USHEALTH Group® suggests you use rose water, rosehip tea and oil, and rosemary to turn a regular day into a rose-filled day.*
While all these things are fun and Bachelorette-themed, they also boast some surprising benefits. So, continue reading to find out how you can become the ultimate Bachelorette fan and benefit from doing so.
What is Rose Water?
Rose water has been used for thousands of years, starting in 10th Century Persia, where they used it to clean their hands before eating.1 In fact, it is created by distilling rose petals with steam, which creates a fragrant perfume.2 It contains many powerful antioxidants and can usually be used without side effects, unless you are allergic.3 While it is generally used in skincare, rose water can be ingested for additional benefits.
Benefits of Rose Water
Not only does it smell good, but rose water boasts a myriad of benefits, both internal and external. These benefits include:2
- Soothes skin irritation
- Soothes sore throats
- Reduces skin redness
- Helps prevent and treat infections
- Heals cuts, scars and burns
- Enhances mood
- Relieves headaches
- Has anti-aging properties
- Soothes digestion problems
So, before you put on your makeup on for your watch party, consider dabbing some rose water on beforehand. As a result, you will feel prepared to face the drama!
What Are Rosehips?
Rosehips are the fruit of a rosebush and come in every variation of rose.4 Also, these little fruits are said to have powerful medicinal properties. In fact, people have been using them for centuries, dating as far back as Hippocrates around 300 BC. Because of their amazing benefits, people often implement them in the form of oil or tea. However, rosehip oil is believed to be more effective.
Benefits of Rosehip
We should note there are no studies proving the effectiveness of rosehip. However, since the only side effect is if you have a rosehip allergy, the benefits are worth exploring. These benefits include:5
- Vitamin C, which aids collagen production
- Polyunsaturates, which hydrate skin
- Vitamin A and retinol, which are anti-aging
- Decreases photoaging effects
- Reduces skin scarring
These benefits, while not proven, are pretty exciting to think about. So, along with your rose water, add a few drops of rosehip oil to saturate your skin in all the benefits of roses!
What is Rosemary?
Last, but not least, is rosemary. Rosemary is a fragrant evergreen herb used mostly in culinary condiments.6 However, rosemary can also be made into an oil or tea for medicinal purposes and cosmetics.7 Originating in the Mediterranean, people used rosemary to relieve muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune system and circulatory system, and promote hair growth.6
Benefits of Rosemary
Though scientists are still testing the benefits of rosemary, people have been advocating its many benefits they have experienced. For example, rosemary:7
- May improve brain function
- Stimulates hair growth
- May help relieve pain
- Repels certain bugs
- Eases stress
- May increase circulation
- Helps boost your mood
- May reduce joint inflammation
Scientists are currently testing rosemary to treat cancer, improve liver and digestive health and food poisoning, and increase the effectiveness of antibiotics.7 However, human studies have not presented conclusive evidence.
Regardless, the proven benefits of rosemary are worth trying out. Plus, rosemary can make any dish a delicious one. Just serve up some rosemary chicken and vegetables to your Bachelorette watch party crew and enjoy the show!
While you may just have a red rose in mind during tonight’s Bachelorette premiere, consider the benefits of other “rose” plants and products. Besides, you may be surprised at how beneficial and delicious they are. So, will you accept these roses?
*This material is provided by USHEALTH Group for informational/educational purposes only and should not replace medical/clinical advice or direction from your health care provider.
- Group, Edward, “Rose Water Benefits, History, and Uses,” GlobalHealingCenter.com, published April 7, 2016, https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/rose-water-benefits-history-and-uses/
- Gotter, Ana, “Rose Water: Benefits and Uses,” Healthline.com, last modified May 22, 2017, https://www.healthline.com/health/rose-water-benefits
- Seymore, Tom, “What you should know about rose water,” MedicalNewsToday.com, last modified December 3, 2017, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320216.php
- Annette McDermott, “What Are the Benefits of Rosehip Oil?” Healthline.com, last modified March 19, 2019, https://www.healthline.com/health/rosehip-oil-benefits
- Kerr, Gord, “What Are the Benefits of Rose Hip Oil on the Face?” last modified January 24, 2019, https://www.livestrong.com/article/228464-what-are-the-benefits-of-rose-hip-oil-on-the-face/
- Nordqvist, Joseph, “Everything you need to know about rosemary,” MedicalNewsToday.com, last modified December 13, 2017, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266370.php
- McCulloch, Marsha, “14 Benefits and Uses of Rosemary Essential Oil,” Healthline.com, published November 15, 2018, https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rosemary-oil-benefits