Still have a V-day bouquet laying around? Don’t just toss those organic rose beauties ⏤ use them to make your very own rosewater from the comfort of your home. It’s so easy to make and there are sooo many ways to use it. The most popular and widely-known way to use rosewater is in a facial toner, but why stop there ⏤ it’s also great for moisturizing those lovely locks. Rosewater has antioxidant properties and can help to strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues. It also conditions the hair and can help with dandruff too. If you’ve ever shopped for it, know how expensive rosewater can be. Save your coin and make your own today. Don’t you just love gifts that keep on giving?
Looking for more on DIY skincare? Don’t fret my pet, check out these other easy DIYs:
- DIY Salt Scrub for face and body
- Foaming face wash for sensitive skin
- Easy DIY Makeup Remover
- Foaming face wash for acne-prone skin
- DIY Facial oil
About the ingredients/supplies
Organic rose petals
- Please make sure you use organic roses to make your rosewater
- Non-organic roses are sprayed with pesticides and chemicals, and we don’t want any of that in a product we will be using on our bodies
- You can use fresh or dried rose petals, just be sure they are organic
- The color of your rose petals will determine the color of your rosewater ⏤ the darker the roses, the more vibrant the rosewater will be. The lighter the roses, the lighter it will be!
- Once the roses have simmered in water, we will need a strainer to separate our glorious rosewater from the rose petals
- Using a strainer ensures the rosewater contains nothing but, you guessed it ⏤ rosewater!
- Alternatively, you could use cheese cloth or a nut milk bag
- Hands-down the best option for the cleanest rosewater possible
- If you don’t have distilled water on hand, don’t fret! Filtered water is a close second
- But, distilled water doesn’t contain any of the nasty minerals found in tap water
- We will need to simmer the rose petals in water to extract the rosewater, so a saucepan on the stovetop will get us the results we seek
- An air-tight container keeps the nasties out and the rosewater safe and sound!
- I chose a spray bottle so I can easily spray as a toner to my face and mist to moisturize my hair. There are so many uses for rosewater!
How to make
- Remove organic rose petals from the stems and add to the saucepan
- Fill the saucepan with just enough distilled water to cover the rose petals
- Push down any floating rose petals
- Let the mixture simmer covered on medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until the petals are pale in color
- Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 1 hour
- Strain the rose petals from the water and add to your air tight container
- All done!
How to store
- Store in an air-tight container
- Keep refrigerated in between uses