DIY Skin Care Recipes :: Old Fashioned Rosewater

DIY Rosewater RecipeHere's a simple DIY Skin care recipe to make your own very versatile Rose Water at home in your kitchen. Use the most fragrant, fresh from the garden roses you can find. It's important that the roses don't have any pesticides or fungicides, because you're going to be using the rosewater on your skin.

Old Fashioned Rose Water Recipe


Use equal volume rose petals to distilled water, roughly. A tiny dash of salt helps bring out the oils.

  1. Place the rose petals in a glass or enamel pot, pour in distilled water to just cover.
  2. Heat until water is scalding but not boiling.
  3. Turn off the heat, let soak for at least an hour.
  4. Strain in tea towel or cheesecloth, squeezing out the petals.
  5. Store in a sterilized glass bottle in your refrigerator.
    Your water will take on the color and the divine scent of the petals! If you see droplets of essential oil floating on the surface, lucky you!

    This veritable Nectar of the Gods can be used in many recipes, from foods to beauty aids, or just splash on for a fragrant aura as lovely as a rose!


    Post image and recipe excerpted from 100 Organic Skincare Recipes  written by our founder Jessica Ress. Banner photo is by Briena Sash.

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