How To Make Rose Water And What to Do With It

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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.

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How to make rose water

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’. 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!

How To Make Rose Water

Easy DIY Rose Water

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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



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.


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

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