How to Make Your Own Rose Water
- Approximately 2 cups of dried organic rose petals
- Approximately 2 1/2 cups of distilled water - just enough to cover the rose petals
- Place the dried rose petals into the saucepan and fill with enough distilled water to just cover the petals.
- Over medium-low heat bring the water to a simmer and cover.
- Gently simmer on medium-low for approximately 30 minutes or until the colour in the petals has faded. Turn the heat off and leave to cool completely with the lid on.
- Strain the rose water using a fine sieve, ensuring all petal residue has been removed. You'll be left with a beautiful rose coloured liquid.
- Pour your rose water into your desired bottles or containers and seal. It's now ready to use.
How to UseThis recipe makes enough to approx. fill 2 x 100ml glass bottles. Once made, store it in the fridge. Use within 15 days. Tip: You could always make a larger batch of rose water and keep it stored in a large sealed glass jar in the fridge. Then just simply top up your smaller bottles when needed. You can use this homemade rose water in so many ways. Here are a few ideas:
- Facial toner: dampen a soft cotton facial cleansing pad with chilled rose water and dab it onto clean, dry skin. This beautiful infused water with its mild astringent properties will help tighten pores and gently tone the skin. To cleanse, just add a few drops of coconut oil to the pad with the rosewater and easily wipe away makeup, dirt and bacteria.
- Bath soak: add a cup of rose water to a warm bath water to unwind, relax and hydrate your skin. You'll leave the bath smelling like roses. As an added bonus, add some epsom salt to boost magnesium levels and soothe aching muscles.
- Moisturising hair conditioning spray: rose water is said to moisturise and hydrate dry, damaged hair, tame frizz, promotes hair growth and soothes scalp inflammation. It can also help prevent or reduce dandruff issues. Use rose water as a final conditioning rinse after shampooing, or spritz your locks throughout the day when needed.
- Face mask: mix rose water in with your kaolin white or pink clay for the ultimate skin smoothing and detoxifying face mask.
- Spring/summer cooling face spritz: store your rosewater in a spray bottle and keep it in the fridge. Give yourself a refreshing spritz when desired.
- Destress: stop and smell the roses. Spray a little rose water onto your pillow at night before sleep time. It will calm and relax the mind and you'll wake up feeling ready and refreshed to face the day.
- Natural perfume: rose water is super fragrant. So give yourself a good spritz throughout the day or in the evening before a night out and breathe in the intoxicating aroma of sweet roses.
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