Rose Season in Maine
The roses are starting to bloom on the mainland. They will be a little later out on Gotts Island and this is always such a sweet time of year.
At Dulse & Rugosa we use some form of rose in just about every product we make, but some products are especially rich in Maine roses. The roses we use are the Rugosa Rose. While not native to Maine and perhaps like the beloved lupine considered invasive, the "beach rose" is part of the seashore in Maine. Starting with the scented petals of deep pink and white by fall the rose hips provide much needed Vitamin C for anyone facing a Maine winter. Rose hips are nutritious and delicious in teas and jams.
One major benefit of roses is their scent. It is such a natural, sweet but not cloying scent and no matter the weather evokes a sunny day by the ocean. Carly has created a rose petal rich roll on perfume oil designed to help calm and relieve tension. The base is Calendula infused sweet almond oil enriched with lavender and peppermint essential oils and sweetened with rose and chamomile petals. One of the benefits of being "skincare chefs" is mixing up wholesome goodies for your skin. Headache oil is aromatherapy for you, not the room.
Our Island Face Scrub is also rich in handpicked Maine island roses. Our gentle face scrub is beneficial to all skin types but especially helpful for breakouts. Roses have an anti-bacterial property that can help calm irritated skin. When you combine the power of rose petals with the magic of Maine seaweeds you have a gentle yet effective combination of natural ingredients to keep your face clear and happy. Natural ingredients are a more effective and safer way to fight pimples then using weird chemical that have the potential to be harmful.
Another way we utilize the benefits of rose petals in in our Rose Witch Hazel. This is an infusion of rose petals into witch hazel and the results are divine with a heavenly scent. Witch hazel is another wonderful product for acne prone skin. Try our Rose Petal Witch Hazel to spot treat an annoying pimple, as a face toner after a hot, sticky day or dab on irritated skin.
Our Rose Petal Witch Hazel is the base for our Rose Petal Creme which is a great creme for faces that need a bit of moisture but not too much. It's light, creamy with a dreamy rose scent.
Treat yourself and your skin to the gift of rose petals.
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