Rose water is a very basic product which everyone uses in their skincare regime. No wonder, it is a magic potion for our skin.
Whether you have dry, sensitive, oily or combination skin; rose water will enhance your beauty in many different ways. Women are using this secret weapon as a beauty product for ages.
Although, rose water is not that much expensive to buy but you get a very little amount of it. Drugstore bought rose water also contains preservatives. So, I always like to make a fresh batch of it without any preservatives.
The homemade rose water smells so amazing and I can swear by this. The shelf life of this homemade rose water is only 2-3 days but you can store it in your refrigerator up to 6 months.
- 250 ml of filtered water.
- 8-10 fresh and organic rose flowers.
Things you will need:
- A saucepan or frying pan.
- A jar.
- A serving spoon (for stirring).
- A spray bottle or a normal bottle for storage.
Recipe No. 1:
- Collect 8-10 fresh rose flowers from your garden. Make sure they are organic and free from any kind of preservative.
- Separate rose petals from the flowers and wash them with clean water. Place them in the saucepan.
- Now pour water over the petals, well enough to cover them. I always like to use filtered water in my DIY recipes just to keep my skin safe from any kind of chemical.
- Put the saucepan on the gas flame and keep the flame on simmer.
- After 4-5 minutes, roses will start to loose their colour and all the colour is getting transferred to the water.
- Initially, the water may seem of purple colour. You don’t need to worry about it.
- The moment water starts to show some colour. Off the gas flame and allow this mixture to cool down covering with a lid.
- After 30-45 minutes, you will notice that the mixture has changed its colour from purple to reddish brown.
- When the mixture is at room mixture. Strain this mixture while discarding the rose petals.
- Your homemade rose water is ready to use.
Recipe No. 2:
- Just after washing the rose petals with clean water. Collect them in a jar and fill it with 250 ml of filtered water.
- Keep this jar in direct sunlight during daytime. While at night, keep it in a dark place.
- Next morning, strain the mixture and discard the rose petals.
- Your homemade rose water is ready to use on the face.