Tuesday, October 6, 2009

For the Love of Rose

Let us not forget about the rich history of Apothecaries! Dating back to Medieval and Victorian days, the use of fresh rose from the gardens became a staple in apothecaries, coined Rose Apothecary (creative, yes?).

Rose was known for powerful therapeutic properties, healing sore throats and skin rashes as well as a multitude of other illnesses. It was also believed that the petals would eliminate wrinkles and give a youthful appearance if rubbed on the skin.

C.O Bigelow chemists took on the challenge and have re-created the powers of Rose Apothecary. From lip balms, to oils and toners, there is something for everybody.

My 'die to try' this season is the Bigelow Rose Water Skin Tonic, $5.00

Said to have witch hazel, super hydrating rose water and relaxing chamomile infused with exfoliating salicylic acid to regenerate your skin. A very gentle tonic, the rose water perks up tired-looking skin while promoting a bright radiant complexion. A must for the upcoming winter!

And who doesn't love the intoxicating smells of rose?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
-- Shakespeare

Find C.O Bigelow products here: {http://www.bigelowchemists.com/}


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