Rose water is a beautifully fragrant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and edible. It is an extremely versatile item to have on hand and you should make your own DIY rose water because it is very simple.
Benefits of Rose Water
Lower Stress and Blood Pressure. It has been proven that the scent of rose can reduce blood pressure and levels of cortisol. So the best thing you can do for your stress levels and heart health is to stop and smell the roses.
Improved Mood. Rose aromatherapy relieves the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Antibacterial and Antioxidant Properties. Rose has wide spectrum antimicrobial activities and inhibits antioxidant properties.
Quell Skin Inflammation. Rose water reduce redness and inflammation and also balance the skin’s pH. It is a perfect beauty treatment for those suffering from eczema, psoriasis, and acne. A Restful Slumber. Roses contain soothing floral notes that promote a good night’s sleep.
Rose Water Recipes:
Simmer Pot. It doesn’t have a very long shelf life but it is ideal for culinary or beauty purposes.
- 1 cup fresh or 1/2 cup dried organic rose petals
- 5 cups water
In a saucepan add the petals and water, and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes and make sure the rose petals fade in color. Cool down the rose water and pass it through a cheesecloth or fine mesh sieve. Pour the pure liquid into a sterilized glass bottle. Store it in the refrigerator not more than 2 weeks.
It is slightly more difficult to make, but it lasts much longer.
- 3 cups fresh or 1.5 cups dried organic rose petals
Place a clean brick to the center of a large pot. Put a metal bowl on top of the brick and add the rose petals to the pot. Add enough water to come to the top of the brick. Over the pot place the lid, upside-down, and to speed up the process place some ice cubes on the lid.
Boil the water and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Keep in as much steam as possible and before decanting the water into a sterilized glass bottle, allow it to cool. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
The ‘Cheat’ Method
Use rose essential oil for this method which is safe to use for external beauty treatments.
Don’t use it for culinary purposes.
- 12 drops of rose essential oil
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1 teaspoon vodka
Combine the essential oil with the vodka, and then add the mixture to a sterilized glass bottle with the water. Keep it in the refrigerator and shake before use.
Uses for Rose Water:
- Personalized Fragrance
- Cooling Face Mist
- Gentle Toner
- Easy Eye Make-Up Remover
- Hair Rinse
- Linen Spray
- Sunburn Treatment
- Stress Relief
- Calming Bath Water & Soothing Body Scrub
- Floral Mouthwash
- Eye Treatment
- Flavoring Food & Adding Depth to Drinks