How To Make Rose Water Facial Toner

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Making homemade rose water at home is a great way to use fresh rose petals. There are several ways to make it. Some techniques use witch hazel for a rose water facial toner and others use distilled water which is gentler and less astringent. Here are a few tips on how to make rose water and stop letting your rose petals go to waste!

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DIY Rose Water how to make it and ways to use it!

Can you make rose water with any Rose?

You can really use any rose petals for rose water.  Fresh rose petals work better than dried rose petals, however, you can use either.  Make sure you don’t spray your roses with chemicals!  Also, rinse them off in cool water before using to remove dirt, debris and small bugs.   

There are a variety of roses for rose water that you can choose from.  Rosa damascenaRosa centifolia and Rosa gallica are edible, so you can also use them if you plan on drinking rose water, which is said to help reduce inflammation. 

roses growing on fence

When my husband and I bought our house 10 years ago we purchased it from a couple that had a lot of money and a lot of free time. They spent $20K landscaping the backyard and it was amazing.

Needless to say, I have significantly LESS time and money than they did so the backyard has gone a bit wild in the last 10 years! The one thing that has managed to survive despite my lack of landscaping skills are the 15 knockout roses that line the perimeter of my yard.

Yes, there are 15 rose bushes out there and they are in full bloom right now. Other than the occasional battle with caterpillars or rose worms, they are fairly hardy. I decided to put those gorgeous blooms to good use this weekend and make some DIY rose water. 

How to make rose water

Rose Water Facial Toner With Witch Hazel

There are a few different ways to make your own rose water. I found a method that is rather simple, although it takes a couple of weeks to ‘incubate’. This make a rose water facial toner with witch hazel.  

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Rose Water Facial Toner

What can you do with rose water?

You are probably asking yourself what in the world you will do with your rose water when it is finished, right? Well, here are a few rose water uses that you might want to consider:

  • Use it as an astringent for normal to dry skin. Just dip a cotton ball in it and rub it on your skin.
  • Add it to your bathwater for a beautiful and relaxing aroma
  • Use it as a hair rinse in the shower.
  • Add it to homemade sugar scrubs for a lovely scent
  • Put it in a spray bottle for a DIY linen spray
  • Use it as a facial cleanser. Use rose water as a cleanser to clean your skin. Helps remove dirt and makeup and unclog pores for  clear, radiant skin.

Now that you know what to DO with your homemade rose water, here are the simple directions for making it!

Easy DIY Rose Water

 

How To Make Rose Water

Start with fresh rose petals for best results.  Letting this witch hazel facial toner sit with the rose petals for several weeks will result in a wonderful toner for your face.  

Supplies: 

1  cup rose petals (approximately, doesn’t need to be exact)
1 mason jar with lid
1/3 cup witch hazel
2/3 cups water

Directions:

  • Place the rose petals in the mason jar
  • Combine the witch hazel and the water in a measuring cup
  • Pour the liquid over the rose petals. Make sure you have enough liquid to completely cover the rose petals
  • Put your lid on the mason jar and place it in away from direct sunlight but in a relatively warm spot (NOT the fridge!) for 2 weeks
  • After 2 weeks, strain out the roses and place the rose water in a clean mason jar.
  • Store in a cool location and uses as needed. Will last longer in the refrigerator but should be fine at room temperature for a couple of weeks.
Yield: 1 cup

How To Make Rose Water Facial Toner

DIY Rose Water how to make it and ways to use it!

Making homemade rose water facial toner at home is a great way to use fresh rose petals. Here are a few tips on how to make rose water and stop letting your rose petals go to waste!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 14 days
Total Time 14 days 20 minutes
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • 1  cup rose petals (approximately, doesn't need to be exact)
  • 1 mason jar with lid
  • 1/3 cup witch hazel
  • 2/3 cups water

Instructions

  1. Directions:
  2. Place the rose petals in the mason jar
  3. Combine the witch hazel and the water in a measuring cup
  4. Pour the liquid over the rose petals. Make sure you have enough liquid to completely cover the rose petals
  5. Put your lid on the mason jar and place it in away from direct sunlight but in a relatively warm spot (NOT the fridge!) for 2 weeks
  6. After 2 weeks, strain out the roses and place the rose water in a clean mason jar.
  7. Store in a cool location and uses as needed. Will last longer in the refrigerator but should be fine at room temperature for a couple of weeks.

 

Comments

  1. Igbudu Blessing says
    Rose water has a lot of benefits and it can soothe skin irritation.

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