making rosewater

In a recent trip to the beauty aisle in Sprouts, I came across a Rosewater mist. I was interested and considered purchasing it, but after reading the ingredients I thought I could attempt to make this at home. It seemed simple enough. Rosewater has been used for decades to help with numerous skin issues such as helping against redness and inflammation, balancing your PH, hydrating your skin, used as an astringent, smoothes lines, wrinkles and tighten pores just to name a few.

I prepped my mixture with the following ingredients:

  • 3 handfuls Organic Rose Petals - Organic Petals are recommended because they are grown with no pesticides
  • 4 cups of filtered water
  • Funnel (optional)
  • Strainer
  • Container with a tight seal. I used a Mason Jar.
  • Pot

 

To start you want to boil a pot filled with 4 cups of filtered water. While waiting for your water to boil, get your roses and start plucking the petals off. As soon as the water comes to a boil, turn the heat off and start adding the petals into the pot. I mixed as I placed the petals into the water to ensure they become drenched. Leave them soaking inside the pot for an hour. You could even leave the petals soaking over night. The longer the petals sit in the water the stronger the smell will be. Once the water has cooled, go ahead and grab the container you’ll be using to store the Rosewater and place your funnel on top of it. Grab the strainer and start pouring the water slowly onto the container. Squeeze excess water out of the rose petals (wash your hands before, though). You can add a few petals for decoration and you’re done!

I really enjoyed working on this project, makes you think of how many things you could actually make at home instead of purchasing them, right? The only thing is that it does have a slight hint of rose but it’s mostly super herbal, like, SUPER herbal. It didn’t bother me but I thought I’d mention this because it kind of threw me off. Stinky or not, honestly this will make your skin awesome and it’s something you can make at home so try it! 

Your Rosewater will last up to 7 days if you leave it in room temperature and up to 1 month if you refrigerate it. 

Let me know if you gave this a go and I would love to hear what your thoughts are.

Leah