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How To Make Rose water + DIY Rosewater Face Toner [Video]

July 11, 2021

Learn all of the benefits of Rose Water, including a step-by-step tutorial on how to make rosewater! Not only will you learn how to make homemade rose water, but you’ll get a DIY Rosewater Face Toner recipe too!

The maven is B-A-C-K with a little DIY Video action! Who’s excited? Just me? Welcome to my life.

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.

Anywho, if you’re curious you should probably watch the latest in my adventures in YouTube. We’re making homemade rosewater and I’ll show you how to make rosewater and how I like to use it in my skincare routine.


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!)
  • may reduce fine lines and wrinkles


A step-by-step tutorial on how to make homemade rosewater + a recipe for DIY Rosewater Face Toner! You'll learn all of the benfits of rosewater for your skin too.

How to Use Rose Water

Now for some of the ways I like to use this homemade rosewater 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.

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 Rose Water Face Toner. I promise you will be in love (roses included).


How To Make Rose Water

Learn all of the benefits of Rose Water, including a step-by-step tutorial on how to make rosewater! Not only will you learn how to make homemade rosewater, but you’ll get a DIY Rosewater Face Toner recipe too!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1.5 litres 1x
  • Category: Skincare
  • Method: Boil



For the Homemade Rosewater:

  • 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)

For the Homemade Rosewater Face Toner:


For the Homemade Rosewater:

  1. Remove petals from stems and run them under luke-warm water to remove any leftover residue.
  2. Add petals to a large pot and top with enough distilled water to just cover (no more or you’ll dilute your rosewater).
  3. over medium-low heat bring the water to a simmer and cover.
  4. Let simmer for 20-30 minutes or until petals have lost their color and are a pale pink.
  5. Strain the mixture to separate the petals from the water.
  6. Discard petals and place water in a glass jar to store.

For the Homemade Rosewater Face Toner:

  1. Combine all ingredients in spray bottle and shake.
  2. To apply: spray 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 rosewater. 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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  • Reply
    August 15, 2017 at 1:05 am

    How many days to put in the fridges?

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    July 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I make my own rose water from my damask rose. You can grow your own roses to make this and wont have buy roses. If you want the classic rose scent buy and antique rose online. None of them you can buy in a store unless its a rose nursery.

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    Christina Durgin
    June 20, 2017 at 4:00 am

    I live by the ocean. Can I use rosehip flower petals? They grow in abundance here in Sweden.
    Video was great. Very informative.

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    June 12, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Hi thanks for sharing the rose water home made with us ..i wanted to ask you is it ok to use roses from my Rose’s bushes?? They are not stems so home many roses I need for the 1.5 liter of distilled water ..thanks ..oh and my roses are pink color they are turning kinda light orange color..

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    May 30, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Hi, I am addicted to the rose water, I use daily and I love the smell when I spray on my face. I suffer from occasional acne on my face and have noticed that my skin looks more clearer from using the rose water. I have sprayed on cotton pads and put them over eyes, Very relaxing and soothing.

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    May 25, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! And it just so happens that after a recent school play, my daughters have about 4 dozen roses around, however they are on their way to being dried roses. Can these be used in place of fresh?

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    May 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    I found a recipe on youtube for a DIY glowing serum. I use a popular glowing serum and found out it contained really bad ingredients so I wanted to try to make my own. The recipe called for rose water and your vid came up and I was able to make what I needed for the recipe. I had enough left over that I also made a tonic. Thank you for your fun video. It helped.

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    May 7, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I cant wait to do this toner , but I just have a quick question. Does the to er have to be refrigerated all the time ?

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    Lizzie || Wholehearted Life Coach
    April 10, 2017 at 2:30 am

    I have just fallen in love with spritzing my face with rose water, and I am fortunate enough to get my hands on some roses. Love this, i can not wait to try this. Thank you.

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    Zia M.
    March 23, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Hi, thank you for posting all of this. I am wondering about the toner, is it necessary to add the water? What happens if you use it straight?
    Thank you

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    nina elle
    February 18, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Thanks for the easy DIY?

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    December 13, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Thank you Davida for your reply. I use the drinking water from the RO water purifier.

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