Learn all of the benefits of Rosewater, including a step-by-step tutorial on how to make it! Not only will you learn how to make homemade rosewater, but you’ll get a DIY Rosewater Face Toner recipe too!
Also included in my life is a fridge full of homemade kombucha, cold brew iced coffee and of course homemade rosewater. Because everyone’s fridge is stocked with various colors of the rainbow in refreshment form, right? More like an assortment of diet pop flavors, but I’d like to believe my refrigerator soulmate exists out in this great big world.
Sorry if I’m making absolutely no sense today. I am currently deep in the throws of video editing and I can’t remember the last time I saw the light of day. So much respect for YouTubers (insert hands in the air emoji).
Today’s video escapades resulted in this 5 minutes of glory. Approximately 1 minute of it involves me making the recipe for Homemade Rosewater, and the rest is spent staring at my lovely face explaining to the world exactly how to use it.
I suspect most of you have no idea how or why you might want to use rosewater, so I suggest actually watching the video before you think I’ve gone all Gwyneth Paltrow-pretentious on you. Sorry for the GP fans out there, but for as much as I love rosemary infused olive oil from the south of France, I’m not about to tell you it’s a kitchen necessity. Though I suspect she’d approve of this post and insist we should only be drinking and bathing in rosewater.
Anywho, if you’re curious you should probably watch the latest in my adventures in YouTube. We’re making homemade rosewater (duh) and I’ll show you how I like to use it in my skincare routine.
CHECK OUT MY VIDEO ON HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE ROSEWATER HERE
Rosewater is exactly as it sounds, roses + water. It gives you all the benefits of water plus the bonus of the anti-inflammatory and hydrating advantages of rose. Plus it smells awesome.
Rosewater is used in some cuisines, but I find myself using it most frequently in my skincare routine. People live and die by this stuff, but I’m not desperate enough to spend $10 on a small bottle.
Fortunately, I’m thrifty and was able to make over 3 bottles for the same price. Love me a good deal, and especially when the DIY version is stupidly easy.
1. Skin Toner – by and far this is the #1 way I like to use it. I also love my tea tree oil face toner I posted on SHEuncovered but even though it’s effective, the lingering scent of apple cider vinegar ain’t got nothing on rose.
2. In the bath – I’ll add about a cup to my bath water for extra hydration and relaxation from the scent.
3. Natural Perfume– we’ll get into the discussion of conventional perfume another day, but let’s just say you are far better off sticking to this natural version.
4. Face refresher/Make-up setter – Spray this on your face when you’re at your 3:00 PM slump…it works.
These are just a few of the many ways you can use rosewater. Now that I’ve hacked a super easy and cheap version for you, I challenge you to go out and experiment! But if you air on the side of caution, try my DIY Rosewater Face Toner. I promise you will be in love (roses included).
Serves: 1.5 litres
- Organic Roses (as many as you like-I used 7 stems)
- Distilled water (enough to cover the rose petals- I used about 1.5 litres)
- Remove petals from stems and run them under luke-warm water to remove any leftover residue.
- Add petals to a large pot and top with enough distilled water to just cover (no more or you'll dilute your rosewater).
- over medium-low heat bring the water to a simmer and cover.
- Let simmer for 20-30 minutes or until petals have lost their color and are a pale pink.
- Strain the mixture to separate the petals from the water.
- Discard petals and place water in a glass jar to store.
- Combine all ingredients in spray bottle and shake.
- To apply: spray directly on face or spray a cotton pad and wipe face to remove any residue.
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