Benefits of Rosewater
- It can reduce redness and puffiness (anti-inflammatory properties)
- It moisturizes and hydrates the skin.
- It a quick relief for skin irritations.
- It is a great flavor for summer cocktails
- It is a great bathwater scent.
- It acts as a natural make up remover.
- It is considered as a mood elevator and can induce a sound, peaceful sleep.
Simmering is the probably the easiest recipe to make liquid rose gold (See what I did there?) Just follow these steps for making your own homemade DIY rose water. The few things you will need are:
- Rose Petals
- Distilled Water
- Large Pot with Lid
- Measuring Cups
- Sanitized Spray Bottle
- Filtered Water
- Muslin or Cheesecloth
1. Start with the roses
Pluck almost a cup of fresh petals from the stems. Almost 2 to 3 roses should be enough for this. Rinse those petals with tap water. This shouldn't take more than a few minutes.
2. Time for petals and distilled water.
Pour enough distilled water to cover these rose petals now. About a cup and half should do. Don't put a lot of it though, that would ruin it otherwise.
3. Simmer the water for 15-30 minutes.
Once the pot is on the stove, turn the burner to medium heat. Once it is simmering, cover it with a lid. Remember to reduce the heat to a lower setting at this point. You just want enough heat to keep it at a simmer. To know when it’s done, the petals should be a paler color. Now turn off the heat, take the lid off and let it cool completely.
4. Strain the liquid.
Use a strainer to segregate the petals and your rose water. Use a muslin or a cheesecloth when straining to have a more concentrated color. You can dispose the petals off or put them into your flowerpot where it can be put to a good use.
5. Bottle up.
Take out a spray bottle and put the liquid in it. It can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one month, and at room temperature for up to one week.
Hydrate on the go now! Put your homemade DIY rose water to use and charm everyone.