Records suggest that rosewater was used as early as 900BC. Well-to-do Romans bathed in it and Cleopatra doused her sails in it. Today, its delicate scent and redness-calming quality make it a real hit for skincare.
The pink peppercorn is not really pepper but a spicy berry with a unique taste and dazzling appearance that make it a foodie favourite. And it’s chock-full of antioxidants, too, to keep the skin in good working order.
Making your own rosewater couldn’t be easier. Carefully remove some rose petals from their stems, add them to water and simmer on a low heat. Strain out the petals and pour your beauty water into a jar or bottle.