Rose water is incredibly fragrant liquid with strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect. Save your money and make your own rose water. We give you 3 simple ways to make it.
First, let’s not forget to mention that rose water lowers stress and blood pressure. It will fix your mood, especially if you are dealing with depression and insomnia. Use rose water to soothe skin inflammation, regardless of whether it’s acne, eczema or psoriasis. Need some sleep? Rose water will help you.
Rose water recipes
1. Simmer pot
You will need:
- 1 cup fresh or ½ cup dried organic rose petals
- 5 cups of water
Put everything in a pot, and bring the water to a boil. Turn the heat on low and simmer for 10 minutes. The petals will become pale. Let your rose water cool, and then strain it through cheesecloth. Transfer the liquid into a sterilized glass bottle. Keep it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
You will need:
- 3 cups fresh or 1.5 cups dried organic rose petals
Place a clean rock to the center of a pot. Place a metal bowl on it.
Add your rose petals to the pot, and add enough water to cover the rock.
Put the lid upside-down, and place some ice on it. In this way steam will go down the center of the lid and drop in the bowl. The ice will just speed up the process.
Boil the water, turn the heat on low and simmer for half an hour. The steam will actually be your rose water, so try to keep in as much as possible.
Cool the rose water before transferring it into a sterilized glass bottle. Keep it in your fridge for up to half a year.
3. The ‘cheat’ method
You will need:
- 12 drops of rose essential oil
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1 tsp vodka
Combine your essential oil and vodka together, and add them to your sterilized glass bottle that you have already filled with water. Keep the rose water in your fridge, and shake the content before using it.
14 ways to use rose water
1. Personalized fragrance
Combine rose water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil to create your personalized fragrance.
2. Cooling face mist
Hydrate your skin with rose water in summer. It will prevent the occurrence of spots and soothe redness,.
Add Aloe Vera, witch hazel, or vitamin E for better results.
3. Gentle toner
Use rose water as skin toner if your skin is oil or prone to acne. Combine a tablespoon of rose water to a cup of distilled water.
4. Remove eye makeup
Remove your makeup using rose water and jojoba oil.
5. Hair rinse
Rinse your hair with a cup of rose water after shampooing it. This will add shine and luster to your hair. Add some rose water to your shampoo and conditioner to boost their antiseptic effect. Plus, it will smell great.
6. Linen spray
Add lavender oil to your rose water to freshen up bed linen or clothing. It works on furniture, too.
Combine rose water, Aloe Vera, apple cider vinegar and essential oils to soothe sunburns and repair your skin.
8. Stress relief
Spray rose water on your pillow to beat anxiety, depression and stress. Spray it on your hair, clothes or add it to your diffuser (add lavender oil, too).
9. Calming bath
Add a cup of rose water to your bath to soothe and nourish skin. You will also sleep like a baby.
10. Floral mouthwash
Rose water isn’t as refreshing as mint, but it does wonders. It’s less harsh than your regular mouthwash. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to boost its antimicrobial effect.
11. Eye treatment
Soak cotton pads in rose water and put them on your eyes to reduce puffiness.
12. Body scrub
Turn rose water, almond oil, vanilla and sea salt into soothing body scrub.
13. Flavor food
Add rose water yo your dairy, fruit or nut dishes.
14. The perfect drink
Rose water is safe to consume, meaning you can add it to your tea, tonic, cocktail and coolers.