Learn all of the benefits of Rose Water, including a step-by-step tutorial on how to make rose water! Not only will you learn how to make homemade rose water, but you’ll get a DIY Rosewater Face Toner recipe too!
It just feels good to make things from scratch (probably why I have a blog!) and this DIY rose water is no exception.
Not only am I going to walk you through how to make rose water, I’m also sharing the benefits of rose water and its many uses, including a recipe for homemade rose water toner.
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What is Rose Water + Rosewater Benefits
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. Especially since it’s so easy to make at home.
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.
What are the benefits of rose water?
- helps balance the pH of skin
- soothes skin irritation
- reduces redness (has anti-inflammatory properties!) including rosacea and eczema
- may reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Ingredients in Rose Water
This rosewater recipe is super simple and requires just two ingredients:
- Rose petals – use organic fresh roses if you can find and be sure to rinse them well as if there’s any pesticides, dirt or grime (or mold) it will end up in your rose water.
- Distilled water – make sure you use distilled water or else you’ll need to use the distillation method where you flip your pot lid upside down using just regular tap water.
How to Use Rose Water
Now for some of the ways I like to use this homemade rose water in my skincare routine:
1. Skin Toner – by and far this is the #1 way I like to use it. Apple cider vinegar can also be a great skin toner, but let’s be real rosewater smells so much better and is just as effective. See recipe below.
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 fragrance.
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 Rose Water Face Toner. I promise you will be in love (roses included).
How to Store Rose Water
This rosewater recipe makes a big batch so I like to store my rose water in the refrigerator.
How Long Does Rosewater last?
If you store your homemade rosewater in a clean and sterilized jar it should last in the fridge for up to 6 months.Print
How To Make Rose Water
Learn all of the benefits of Rose Water, including a step-by-step tutorial on how to make rose water! Not only will you learn how to make homemade rosewater, but you’ll get a DIY Rosewater Face Toner recipe too!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 1.5 litres 1x
- Category: Skincare
- Method: Boil
For the Homemade Rose water:
- Organic Roses (as many as you like-I use 7 stems)
- Distilled water (enough to cover the rose petals- I use about 1.5 litres)
For the Homemade Rosewater Face Toner:
For the Homemade Rose Water:
- Remove petals from stems and run them under lukewarm 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 into a large bowl to separate the petals from the water.
- Discard petals and pour water in a clean glass jar to store.
For the Homemade Rose Water Face Toner:
- Combine all ingredients in spray bottle and shake.
- To apply: spray mist directly on face or spray a cotton pad and wipe face to remove any residue.
*Note: Using 7 stems makes around 1.5 litres of rose water. This seems like a lot but it keeps for a long time in the fridge. Just store in a sealed, glass container until ready to use.
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