Rose water is simply a perfumed water. It is made by distilling the petals of the rose with steam, or steeping the petals in water. This creates a Rose scented water whose essence benefits skin. Rose Water has been hailed as a cooling, kind skin spray, toner, and tonic for all faces.
I’ve discovered there’s a pretty simple way to make it. Here I will share my recipe and method of making your own at home. I have added vegetable glycerin to add emollient, but this is not essential for you to add. Other ideas is Aloe Vera juice from the plant, cucumber water from squeezed pulp. However they may shorten the shelf life of the water.
Rose essential oil can also be used in water. But used in small drops, and the water needs shook up before sprtitzing. Hydration Boost, is scented with the most fragrant of all anti aging essential oils, Rose Otto.
The Benefits and Uses of Rose Water
- Rose water helps maintain the skin’s pH balance, and also benefits excess oil of your face.
- Rose water’s healing properties can help reduce the redness of irritated skin on your face.
- It is a great cleanser and aids in removing oil and dirt accumulated on your face. Rinse afterwards.
- Rose water helps hydrate, revitalise and moist skin giving it a wake up in the mornings.
- The antitioxidant properties of rose water help to strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues.
- It has astringent like properties to aid clean pores and tone skin.
- Rose water has anti-aging benefits.
- The aroma of roses is said to be a powerful mood enhancer. It calms anxiety and promotes emotional well-being
- Rose water can treat mild scalp inflammations and get rid of dandruff.
- Rosewater works wonders as a natural conditioner and revitalises hair growth.
- The scent of rose water on your pillow also benefits sleep after a long day, making you wake up refreshed.
- Use it in your poured bath for scent and relaxation.
- Spray on Linen when ironing.
What you need to make it.
- 4-6 fresh Roses, scented is best. Ask a Rose grower of he can help you out.
- 1 ltr. of cooled boiled water, or use a bottle of purer Evian water.
- Optional from a Chemist, 30mls Vegetable Glycerine
- A Small Saucepan
- A Wooden spoon
- A Colander
- A Large bowl
- A Sieve
- A Jug
- 15mls measuring spoon
Gently rinse the roses under warm water, gradually pulling at the petals and washing them, drop into the colander to drip.
Place the saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the rose petals and water to a boil.
The petals will float, so I recommend placing a smaller lid on top of the roses during the heating/cooking process. This will keep the petals submerged in the water. Switch off the heat just before boiling and leave it to infuse for 40 minutes.
- After infusing the water, strain off the rose petals using a bowl and a fine mesh sieve. A large coffee filter may also work for this step. Discard the petals.
- Pour the water into your jug, and at this stage
- Optional, Add the Glycerine . Mix well.
- Pour into bottles and keep in the fridge. You can freeze the surplus to keep the rosewater from spoiling,
The water can now be used as a facial toner, cleanser, refresh spritzer. Keep small amounts in a spritzer bottle in the fridge.