While discussing natural home remedies for skin problems, what better than rose water to provide freshness to your face at a very affordable price. It is the perfect solution for all sorts of skin issues and offers numerous benefits for the skin. Here, in the article below, we will discuss in detail the various homemade Gulab Jal face packs for different skin types.

10 Fantastic DIY Rose Water Face Packs for Youthful Skin

What Is Rose Water?

Rosewater is nothing but water steeped in roses containing rose essence and fragrance. Rosewater usually consists of around 10 -50% rose essential oil depending on the brand. It has been used for centuries for beauty purposes, along with culinary and medicinal uses. It is extensively used in cosmetics, skincare products, face packs, desserts, and perfumes.

Benefits Of Rosewater for the Skin:

Rosewater offers several benefits for various skin issues and is suitable for all skin types. The benefits of rosewater for the skin are listed below.

1. Contains Antioxidants:

The extracts of rose and the essential oil have antioxidant properties and fight free radical damage to the skin.

2. Anti-inflammatory:

Rose extract has been shown to reduce edema and has anti-inflammatory properties. The essential oil, however, does not show any significant anti-inflammatory effects. (1) (2)

3. Balances The Skin pH:

The pH of rose water is close to the skin’s natural pH and causes minimum irritation on the application. It refreshes the skin and maintains the natural pH of the skin on regular application.

4. Antimicrobial, Treats Acne:

Rose essential oil has been shown to exhibit strong antibacterial effects against various strains of bacteria, and thus, using rose water regularly helps prevent acne. (3)

5. Healing And Soothing Effect:

Rose oil has a soothing effect on the skin and helps in healing wounds faster. Rosewater contains rose oil; hence it helps in soothing irritated and dry skin. It soothes sunburns, and rashes and also slows down skin ageing.

How To Use Rose Water For The Face?

Rosewater can be used singly or in combination with several other ingredients as face packs or scrubs for several uses. It can be used as a toner, for hydration, as a cleanser, for exfoliation, to soothe sunburns and irritated skin, and for acne and inflammation.

Homemade Rosewater Face Packs:

Rosewater face packs can be easily prepared in the comfort of your home with the ingredients present in your kitchen. Some of the best homemade rose water face packs are given below.

1. Rosewater As A Moisturizer:

This homemade face mask can be used for the instant hydration of the skin. Coconut oil has lauric acid, which moisturizes the skin along with healthy fats. It helps in skin repair and keeps the skin moisturized and glowing. Rosewater refreshes and hydrates the skin.

Ingredients Required:

  • 3 teaspoons of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of rosewater

How to Prepare & Apply:

  • Mix the coconut oil and the rose water together.
  • Massage this mixture on the face and neck in gentle circular motions for 10-15 minutes and leave it to dry.
  • Clean your face with cold water and pat dry your skin gently.

2. Rosewater As A Toner:

Saffron has been used for ages to lighten the skin and lend it a healthy glow. Rosewater acts like a natural astringent and absorbs any excess sebum on the skin. This combination can be stored to be used as a natural toner to keep the skin free from oil and glowing.

Ingredients Required:

  • Few strands of saffron
  • 1 bottle of rose water

How to Prepare & Apply:

  • Mix both the above ingredients carefully in a bowl and leave it to saturate.
  • Clean your face and dry it thoroughly.
  • Take a cotton swab, dab it in the stored rose water, and swipe it all over your face in gentle motions to tone it.
  • For healthy skin, follow the cleanse, tone, and moisturize routine every day.

3. Honey And Rose Water For Hydration:

Honey is a natural moisturizer and helps replenish moisture levels in the skin. It acts as a pore cleanser, lightens blemishes, and soothes the skin gently. It has antibacterial properties, too, and prevents acne. This honey and rosewater face pack refreshes the skin instantly and acts as a moisture bomb.

Ingredients Required:

  • 3 tablespoons of rose water
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

How to Prepare & Apply:

  • Take 3 tablespoons of rose water and add 2 tablespoons of honey to it.
  • Blend well and apply this mixture all over the face and neck and let dry for 20 minutes.
  • Wash your face with cold water and dry gently.

4. Coffee And Rose Water Face Pack:

Coffee contains caffeine and is rich in antioxidants, which protect our skin from free radical damage and maintain skin elasticity. It also improves blood circulation to the skin and helps in removing cellulite. Rosewater moisturizes and refreshes the face instantly.

Ingredients Required:

  • 1tablespoon ground coffee
  • 2 teaspoons of rose water

How to Prepare & Apply:

  • Take a bowl and mix the ground coffee and rosewater thoroughly.
  • Massage this mixture gently on the face, avoiding the eye area, and let it dry for half an hour.
  • Clean your face with cold water and wipe dry gently.


  • It is advised to perform a patch test on the skin for coffee powder, as it might cause irritation and redness.

Read More: Coffee Face Packs Benefits

5. Mango And Rose Water Face Pack:

The antioxidants present in rose water possess anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the skin. Mango has polyphenols and antioxidants which protect the skin from UVB damage and also exhibit an anti-inflammatory effect. This face pack prevents signs of ageing by preventing the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.

Ingredients Required:

  • 1Ripe mango
  • 2 tablespoons of rose water
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

How to Prepare & Apply:

  • To the mango pulp, add two tablespoons of rose water, mix properly and then add the lemon juice to this mixture.
  • Mix it well to form a thick, smooth paste.
  • Coat your face and neck evenly with this face mask and let dry for half an hour.
  • Then, cleanse the face mask off with lukewarm water and pat dry gently.
  • You can apply this mask every alternate day for the best results.

6. Rose Water And Gram Flour Face Pack:

Gram flour, more commonly known as besan, is an amazing exfoliating agent. This, along with the rose water, helps in detaining the skin and hydrates and nourishes the skin from within. This homemade face pack with a rosewater face pack is considered one of the best remedies for lightening and exfoliating the skin to give you a youthful look.

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 tablespoon of rose water
  • 1 tablespoon of gram flour

How to Prepare & Apply:

  • Mix the besan or gram flour with the besan thoroughly.
  • Coat your face and neck with this face mask evenly and leave it on for half an hour.
  • Rinse with cold water and pat dry gently.
  • Repeat the face mask twice a week for desired results.

7. Neem And Rose Water Face Pack:

This neem and rose water face pack can be used for the treatment of acne scars and blemishes on the skin. The neem helps in the exfoliation of dead skin and clears the pores of any dirt and bacteria. The rose water, along with neem, clears the skin as these are rich in antioxidants that prevent free radical damage. This Gulab face pack instantly lends a glow to the skin.

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 teaspoon of powdered neem leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of rose water

How to Prepare & Apply:

  • Add the powdered neem leaves to the rose water in a bowl.
  • Stir well to form a smooth paste.
  • Massage this mixture gently in smooth circular motions and leave it to dry for 30 minutes.
  • Cleanse the face mask off with cold water and pat dry gently. Apply a moisturizer to avoid any irritation or redness.

Read More: Neem Face Pack Benefits

8. Sandalwood And Rosewater Face Pack:

Sandalwood has been used since ancient times for skin lightening and improving the texture of the skin. It, along with rose water, replenishes the moisture in the skin and nourishes it from within. This amazing face pack acts as an exfoliator and reduces pigmentation and brightens the complexion considerably.

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder
  • 1 teaspoon of rose water

How to Prepare & Apply:

  • Take a bowl and mix the sandalwood powder and rose water together thoroughly.
  • Gently massage this mixture in gentle circular motions on the face and leave it on to dry.
  • After that, wash off with cold water and pat dry gently.

9. Rosewater And Multani Mitti Face Pack:

Multani Mitti offers multi-faceted benefits to the skin. It, along with rose water, contains antioxidants that fight free radicals and revive the healthy skin glow. It helps clear up blemishes and brightens the skin instantly in this rosewater face pack.

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 teaspoon of Multani Mitti
  • 1 teaspoon of rose water

How to Prepare & Apply:

  • Combine the Multani Mitti and rose water in a bowl without any lumps.
  • Apply this paste evenly on the face and leave it to dry for half an hour.
  • Remove the mask gently with cold water and pat dry.

10. Aloe Vera And Rosewater Face Pack:

Aloe vera is an amazing ingredient used in several beauty remedies. It soothes the skin and facilitates faster wound healing. It contains acemannan compounds, which act as antifungal agents and prevent skin infections. Aloe vera nourishes and intensely hydrates the skin from deep within, along with rosewater. This homemade face pack works wonders for dry and chapped skin.

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon of rose water

How to Prepare & Apply:

  • Combine both the ingredients mentioned above in a blender one after the other and turn it into a thick paste
  • Apply this paste evenly all over the face and neck and leave it on to dry.
  • Rinse off the face mask with cold water and pat dry the face gently with a clean towel.
  • Apply this face mask twice a week for quick and effective results.

Side Effects With Rose Water:

Since rose water is mild and contains a significantly lower percentage of rose essential oil, side effects are less common. However, a few people might experience allergies and breakouts with rose water if the percentage of rose oil is high. It is always advised to do a patch test on your skin first before trying out rosewater in homemade face packs. A few side effects can be

  • Burning sensation on the skin
  • Itching sensation
  • Rashes ranging from mild to severe


The next time you buy rose water, apart from making drinks and desserts, save some of it for your skin to get a completely new, bright skin quite apart from your routine look. It might just become your go-to solution for all your skin problems!! Try some of these fantastic homemade rosewater face packs at your home, and let us know about your experiences with them.