Make Your Own Rose Water

February 24, 2014

Homemade Rose Water

Make It Yourself In Your Own Kitchen

I just happen to be lucky enough to have a florist in my church who had tons of flowers left over after Valentines Day, so she gave me a huge bag full of rose petals. I thought about all the ways I could use them and decided to make my own rose water. 

What is rose water used for? Well you can use it as a facial toner, hair rinse, room or linen fragrance, put it in lotions and many more things. 

I think I am going to make mine into a facial toner and linen spritz. Rose water is great for shrinking pores and helping acne prone skin, and I love to smell yummy so this would be perfect addition to my natural beauty regimen. 

So how do you make rose water?

First step is get your rose petals separated from the stems and loosely place them in your pot.
Then cover with water until just covered.

Then you will place a fireplace brink in the bottom of the pan. Then place your bowl on top of the brick. I did not have one of those things around {no} so I used a bowl that would float. Put that into the center of your pan instead.

Get your pot lid and turn it upside down over the bowl. Bring you water to a boil, then immediately turn to a very low simmer.

Place a bag of ice onto the top of the lid. This helps produce condensation, which is your beloved rose water.

Let this simmer for about 30 minutes. Remove your bowl carefully from the pot. Place liquid into glass jar and let cool. Then store this in the refrigerator for about 3 weeks {or until it starts to smell bad or look funky}.

I had to do this two times to get a full {small} mason jar. But all that water that is left in the pot after you boil your petals can also be stored and used!! Waste not, want not!! It is rose water, just not as concentrated.

Don't want to spend the time or energy doing this, just boil the petals at a very low simmer for 30 minutes. That's it, so simple!!

Now go and enjoy your yummy smelling rose water!!

Have you ever made anything like this before, what was your experience with it?


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  1. Hi Brandy, this sounds really interesting and fun. I'm gonna have to try it :) pinned!!!!!

  2. I bet this would make a house smell wonderful! I love the smell of roses ;-)

  3. I've never actually head of rose water before, but that sounds so interesting!

  4. Anonymous7:46 PM

    Interesting! I also have never heard of rose water, but it does sound like it would smell great and I love the idea of not letting roses go to waste ;)

  5. I wondered how to make rosewater. Now I know! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

  6. I tried this one, not at all in this way, now I know what I did wrong. Thanks so much for sharing, I am so going to try again. Thanks for linking it up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  7. I do this..same lady..make sure you wash them first..and mine sits on the stove for most of the day..just keep the ice going (I use a turkey baster to suck the melted ice off the lid and replace more ice..mine makes over a quart


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