All things rose

Someone needs to check me into the rose-obsessed clinic. It’s getting a little fierce.

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It all started when my friend made me the refreshing rose facial spray. In addition to providing an awesome glow and burst of energy, it smelled absolutely heavenly. I also think it triggered a scent memory in me by making me think of madre… since I was little, she’s worn gardenia or rose perfume.

When I first found out that Liv had extremely sensitive skin, I stopped using heavily-scented lotions and perfumes. The rose spray was the first thing I used it a long time, and to my happy surprise, it didn’t agitate her skin if I happened to be wearing it while and snuggling with her. She watches me splash rose water on my pressure points, and asks for “rose, please” so I’ll dab a tiny bit on her wrists. She loves it.

Here are a couple of my current favorite rose obsessions:

Rosebud Salve

This is one of those inexpensive products that I’ve always adored. It has a soft rose scent and gives lips a vibrant and glossy sheen. It’s a little sticky, but for the $4 price tag, it’s NBD.

Refreshing rose facial spray

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This is a homemade elixir that I spray on my face a few times each day (especially on the days I’m teaching). So many people ask me what perfume I wear, and this is it! Not only is it made with all-natuarl ingredients (most of which I have on hand at all times, anyway), but it also made my skin glow.

Bath bombs (homemade and the ones from LUSH)

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I love all LUSH bath bombs, but especially any with rose notes (like this one and this one). The jam macaroon one is my all-time fave (can’t find a link for that one), and picking up a few bath bombs each month guarantees a few nights of reading and relaxation. It’s a special treat that I now look forward to 🙂

Korres wild rose moisturizer

Right now I’m using the oak version of this nighttime moisturizer (just in an effort to switch up my night cream) but I prefer the rose scent. While they tend to be a little pricier, the Korres night moisturizer is one of the best I’ve ever tried and I can usually find it reasonably on Amazon.

Rose water and essential oil

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These are both wonderful for a light burst of fragrance, without being to overpowering. The skin absorbs both of these extremely well, and I’ll use the oil for more lasting power. The rose water is splashed on pressure points for every day use.

Rose body conditioner

I wish they would create perfume a perfume version of this– it’s absolutely gorgeous. By using the skin conditioner, lotion after the shower is optional as it leaves the skin soft and lightly scented.

Is there a certain scent that you always use? Any favorite scent memories? The smell of men’s cologne mixed with cigar will always remind me of my Tata.




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  1. Lisa on July 16, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I tried rose facial spray once, but unfortunately had an allergic reaction to it but just on my face for some reason I can use it in moisturizers for my body, just not on the face. Kind of odd, but I do love rose scented stuff.
    I think my typical scents are either vanilla or something with a little coconut in it. Except not perfumes, I’m super picky with those.

  2. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on July 16, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    The wild rose moisturizer looks amazing! I typically stick to flowery and rose type smells when I buy lotions!

  3. Kaycee St. Pierre on July 16, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I made one of your rose facial sprays and i spray it on myself every morning. it’s wonderful and invigorating, an excellent wake me up first thing 🙂
    I’ve also always been partial to vanilla scented anything. I would bathe in a pool of vanilla if it didn’t cost a kazillion dollars!

  4. Laura @losingrace on July 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I love pomegranate fragrances!

    There are definitely certain smells tied to memories! It amazes me how strong our sense of smell is and how it ties into everything else.

  5. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on July 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    The women in my family have always loved all things roses and rose products remind me of my mom, aunt, and grandma. My aunt just actually gave my mom and I a rose and peach scented lotion…I love it!

  6. Sarah on July 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    coconut. nuff said.

  7. Jen on July 16, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    They have made a perfume of Ro’s Argan, but unfortunately it was one of their limited edition forum chat party perfumes. You need to call and order them. It usually happens yearly around Christmas time.

  8. Kelly @ Femme Fitale on July 16, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Hmm, I was looking at that body conditioner last time at Lush! I fell in love with their body scrub, and I think this would be a great addition. Glad to hear your positive review.

    I know what you mean about certain smells. I was telling my husband that the other day. I love how in a single whiff, you can be taken back to a special time/moment/person 🙂

  9. Bri on July 17, 2013 at 12:16 am

    The one smell that gets me every time is men’s cologne. 🙂

  10. Emily on July 17, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I have three perfumes I rotate through, but anything coconut is a favorite of mine!

    For our wedding, my husband and I both bought new scents. We only wear them now on special occasions or spontaneously and we both love it when the other does because it instantly brings back our wedding day. Someone gave me that tip when we were first engaged and now I love passing it along <3

  11. Jen on July 17, 2013 at 10:15 am

    peach, in my teen days my go to was the peach perfume from the body shop!

  12. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance on July 17, 2013 at 10:28 am

    I am obsessed with coconut, especially in the summer. I love all things coconut and I love using this body wash/body lotion/body spray combo from Bath & Body Works called “Exotic Coconut”. Unfortunately they discontinued it but every summer when they bring back their discontinued stuff I stock up! I don’t think it would be good for you because of Liv but I recommend it to anyone else who doesn’t have sensitivities.

  13. Traci B on July 17, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Love the Rosebud Salve! I have one by my bed & I put it on at night.

  14. Paige@FitNotFad on July 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Vanilla! I try to venture out of that comfort zone sometimes with perfumes or lotions but they usually don’t end up getting used and I’m back at the store looking for anything vanilla. Can’t get enough of it!

  15. Gina on July 17, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I just picked up some vanilla rose tea…smells beautiful!

  16. The Delicate Place (@misathemeb) on July 17, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    love rosewater for skin! earlier this spring i made this one for evening skin tone and it works great!

  17. Menden on July 17, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    You might like Chloe Eau de Parfum. (the newer version, with the little ribbon tie on the bottle) It has a lovely rose note to it that I am OBSESSED with! I just looked on Sephora’s website, and here are the notes: Pink Peony, Freesia, Lychee, Magnolia Flower, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Cedarwood, Amber, Honey.


  18. Sarah @ MarvelousDarling on July 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner is one of my all time favorite LUSH products! Have you tried Turkish Delight yet? It’s quite pricey, but I bet you’d love it. If I’m feeling princessy, I do Turkish Delight, then Ro’s Argan, and I smell amazing for about 6 hours afterwards. (Bonus: It’s one of the few scents my fiance doesn’t mind.)

  19. Sherri on July 28, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Hi, would it be possible to remove the “read more” link and have the whole post come up when we click on your site? It would be better accessible that way. thanks!

  20. Lilah on September 1, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I have been looking for the Lush Rose Jam perfume and finally found something that smells just like it!! A company called Somethin Special makes a fragrance oil called Rose Jelly and it’s a perfect dupe!! I am loving adding it to homemade bath bombs, body butters, or just using it right from be bottle as a perfume.

    • Fitnessista on September 1, 2013 at 11:52 am

      no way!!!

      • Lise on November 7, 2013 at 9:46 am

        Just tried to get it and a representative told me it wasn’t available. Sadly, it’s been discontinued as well 🙁

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