Above all flora stands the rose. Her ability to speak to us from her velvety blossoms is the stuff of legend – beauty and the beast and the red rose, sleeping beauty and her red rose, Shakespeare and every rose after all a rose is a rose is a rose. There is really nothing that calms my soul (outside of a shot of ….) more than meditating the sunny afternoon away tending to my roses as I did today. The wet mossy earth, the scent of the blossom, the magic of fallen petals fertilizing the next rose in a masterful renewal. All a perfect beautiful and simple analogy of life – Thorns included. And at the end of the my labor a fresh and happy Fall colored bouquet awaits me for the next few days until the rose and I meet again.
On the BEAUTY front, the rose is full of not only quotes and poems to make your heart sing but, ample tried and tested skin secrets that have made us all a bit easier on the eyes for generations. Two of the tops are Rose hip and Rose water. Use these daily. They are affordable little miracles from one of Earth’s most passionate treasures.
Trilogy Rose hip oil and Trader Joe’s Rose Water Toner are my go to and both under $30.00! I lather my skin in the oil before bed and I carry the spray along for the ride plus I have one in the fridge at home and at the office. One cool spray is like an espresso for my face and sinuses – it just keeps me going on through early mornings and mid-afternoons. These are your beauty math trade secrets for dehydrated skin! Even the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, can’t live without!- RR