Flower Crafts: Learn to Make Your Own Rose Water


rosewaterSince the ancient times, the ever so fragrant rose has been used to scent perfumes. For thousands of years, women all around the world have been using rose water to beautify their skin and as a natural fragrance.

Rose water has been known to help relieve and minimize dryness, puffiness and large pores in the skin – perfect for those with sensitive skin. In India, rose water is used as eye drops and as a moisturizer. The liquid is also known to have some astringent properties and can be used as a light toner for fair, dry skin.

In addition, the distinctive taste of rose water is used flavour many Middle Eastern teas, ice cream, puddings cookies and other sweets.

Rose water can be purchased in health stores and some pharmacies, but they often have preservatives and other chemicals added.  And not to mention, expensive! For the freshest and purest form of rose water, it’s best to make your own. It is easier than you think.

Materials:

  • 2-3 quarts/liters of fresh rose petals
  • a large pot with lid
  • 2 small heat resistant glass or steel bowls
  • water
  • ice cubes

Instructions (Distilled Method):

  1. Place one bowl face-down in the center of the pot. Place the second bowl face up on top of the first bowl. Add the rose petals to the pot, but not inside the bowl. Pour just enough water to cover the petals. The water level should be lower than the bowl height.
  2. Cover the pot with the lid inverted. Bring the rose petals to a boil. Once the water is boiling, fill the top of the lid (still flipped) with ice cubes. Reduce the heat to barely a simmer for 2 hours.
  3. Add more ice as needed, checking occasionally to make sure there is still enough water over the petals. If you need to add more, make sure not to get any water in the center bowl.
  4. The condensation from the heat/ice will drip into the bowl leaving a pure rose water. This recipe will yield roughly 1 quart of rose water.
  5. Use immediately or pour into a glass bottle for later. Keep in a cool, dark spot.

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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  10. Reblogged this on Echelon Florist and commented:
    Wow, this is such cool article on how to make your own Rose water!

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