DIY Skin Care Recipes :: How to Make Old Fashioned Rosewater

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

Old Fashioned Rose Water Recipe

Use equal volume rose petals to distilled water, roughly. A tiny dash of pink Himalayan 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 homemade rosewater is a veritable Nectar of the Gods! It can be used in many recipes, from foods to your DIY skin care recipes like this SOOTHING ROSEWATER EYE DE-PUFFER from our blog, use it as a pillow mist, or put it in a mister bottle and spray on your skin and in your hair for a fragrant aura as lovely as a rose. Your homemade rosewater is excellent for mixing into our dry facial masks, and as the liquid for this DIY ORGANIC SKINCARE RECIPE :: GENTLE GLOW WASHING GRAINS from our blog.


    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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