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Today is a cheap super easy homemade rose water tutorial you can do in very little time.
I think one of the most heavenly smells on earth is roses. It is such a fresh, calming smell that instantly boosts your mood.
The first thing I did when we bought our home three years ago, was plant roses bushes.
My hybrid tea rose in the front has the best scent, you can smell it all the way by the front door on a warm spring day.
I also love to incorporate roses in my beauty routine everyday.
Another beauty regime I use every day is this rosehip oil.
And of course, homemade rose water.
Rose water is a very powerful solution with dozens of benefits for your skin (and health!). Stay tuned after the recipe for some chemist tips on using homemade rose water!
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Fresh Rose Petals (about 2 cups worth)
- Add rose petals to a small sauce pan. The amount you use doesn’t matter, I typically just use 1 cup if I have tiny rose petals like in this picture, or two cups if using large roses. The more petals you use, the more rose water it will make. These are fresh roses from the garden, but you can use organic. Be sure to ask the florist at your grocery store if they are treated.
- Pour distilled water on top of rose petals, enough to cover them. Since rose petals float in water, just press them down in water to make sure they will all be covered once they cook. Just be careful not to pour too much water in there since this will make it a more dilute mix.
- Heat on medium low heat until water simmers. Cover and simmer on low for about 20-30 minutes. Petals will get almost completely pale.
- Strain the water in a glass jar and allow to cool completely.
***Note: Homemade rose water can vary in color depending on the pigment of petals. It can range from red, pink, brown, tan, or anything in between.
- Add in a few drops of rosewater concentrate if you would like a stronger rose scent. This isn’t necessary, but depending on the roses you use, the scent may not be as strong.
Always store homemade rose water in the refrigerator to keep cold and fresh. It will stay fresh for many weeks. You do not have to refrigerate any dilution you make below unless you would like.
How to Use Homemade Rose Water:
This is a concentrated batch, so it is best to dilute it for use.
To make a face mist: Add 1 tbsp concentrated homemade rose water to 4 tbsp mineral water.
Spray on face after washing and before adding cream.
To treat a blemish: Add a few drops of homemade rosewater to a few drops of rubbing alcohol. Dab onto blemish to reduce puffiness and redness.
For other areas of skin: use the face mist above to spritz other areas of skin for any kind of issue. See notes below for what to use it on.
Benefits of Rose Water
You might be wondering what exactly you can use homemade rose water for. Just like with this rosehip oil I love to use, rose water has amazing benefits that come straight from the petals.
I checked out a few chemical analysis of rose water and they contains numerous antioxidants. In addition to antioxidants, rose water is also a mild anti-septic. This article from the US National Library of Medicine shares how rose petals also have anti-microbial properties.
With these amazing chemical properties, it does wonders for your skin! Let’s check out this list below:
Controls Oil on Face
Rose water has so many anti-inflammatory benefits, it is incredible for soothing inflammation like eczema, dermatitis, redness, and puffiness.
Clean and Tightens Pores
Rose petal water creates an astringent which works like a toner. It will clean pores and tighten too.
Brightens Facial Skin
Great for Scalp Too!
With the anti-inflammation aspects, rose water can also treat itchy scalps even dandruff.
Rose water has anti-bacterial properties too, so it can help with rashes on the skin. Great for soothing cuts also.
As you can see, rose water is really a neat tool to use for your skincare.
Before we end this post, I want to mention the spray bottles again. In this post, we shared tips on picking out spray bottles depending on what you are making. This is important for any homemade solutions. I really prefer to use basic, cheap bottles for this.
Enjoy making this easy homemade rose water! And feel free to ask any questions!