If you are like me you like to reuse things where you can. I am alway scouring the internet to find ways to recycle things I am given. Recently, I was given roses, and could not wait to do something with them. This is where I found some ideas on how to make to make rose water. There are two methods, but I will only share the simmering method.
Benefits of Rose Water
The many benefits of rose water include:
- Heals scars, and burns
- Soothes stomach digestion
- Helps with issues like eczema, and other forms of skin irritation.
- Helps with sore throat
- Help treat and prevent infections
Natural Hair Uses
I have locs, so I wondered if you could you rose water on your locs, and I found that yes you can. According to naturally curly, rose water balances your hair’s Ph, and can be useful as an anti dandruff solution. It can be added to:
- leave in rinse after shampoo
- added to hot oil treatments
Hopefully, you can recreate this recipe at home as a great way to recycle your flowers. This recipe can last for about a week in the fridge, you can add glycerin to make it last longer.
|Prep Time||5 mins|
|Cook Time||20-30 mins|
- dried rose petals * use organic
- saucepan with lid
- cheesecloth/ strainer
- dark bottle for storage spray nozzle optional
- Measure 1/4 cup of dried rose petals into your saucepan. Use 1/2 to 3/4 cup if you are using fresh petals.
- Pour 1 1/2 cups water into your saucepan.
- Cover and bring to a boil.
- Reduce temperature to the lowest setting that still allows the water to simmer.
- Simmer until the color of the rose petals has faded. This only took about 5-10 minutes.
- Leave the lid on and cool.
- Pour water and petals through the nut bag or cheesecloth into a dark, clean bottle. You can use a funnel or strain into a measuring bowl with a pour spout and then pour into your dark bottle.
- Store in the refrigerator for several weeks or on the counter for up to one week.