How to Make Rose Water

How to Make Rose Water

How to make rose water


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.

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rose water benefits

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
distilling rose water

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:

  •   shampoo
  • leave in rinse after shampoo
  • added to hot oil treatments
How to make rose water

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. 

How to make rose water
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How to Make Rose Water
Learn how to make rose water with this simple guide. Simple to make and full of benefits use your old roses to create rose water today.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20-30 mins
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20-30 mins
  1. Measure 1/4 cup of dried rose petals into your saucepan. Use 1/2 to 3/4 cup if you are using fresh petals.
  2. Pour 1 1/2 cups water into your saucepan.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce temperature to the lowest setting that still allows the water to simmer.
  5. Simmer until the color of the rose petals has faded. This only took about 5-10 minutes.
  6. Leave the lid on and cool.
  7. 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.
  8. Store in the refrigerator for several weeks or on the counter for up to one week.

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