DIY: 2 Recipes To Make Rose Water At Home

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:

  1. Collect 8-10 fresh rose flowers from your garden. Make sure they are organic and free from any kind of preservative.
  2. Separate rose petals from the flowers and wash them with clean water. Place them in the saucepan.
  3. 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.
  4. Put the saucepan on the gas flame and keep the flame on simmer.
  5. After 4-5 minutes, roses will start to loose their colour and all the colour is getting transferred to the water.
  6. Initially, the water may seem of purple colour. You don’t need to worry about it.
  7. The moment water starts to show some colour. Off the gas flame and allow this mixture to cool down covering with a lid.
  8. After 30-45 minutes, you will notice that the mixture has changed its colour from purple to reddish brown.
  9. When the mixture is at room mixture. Strain this mixture while discarding the rose petals.
  10. Your homemade rose water is ready to use.

Recipe No. 2:

  1. Just after washing the rose petals with clean water. Collect them in a jar and fill it with 250 ml of filtered water.
  2. Keep this jar in direct sunlight during daytime. While at night, keep it in a dark place.
  3. Next morning, strain the mixture and discard the rose petals.
  4. Your homemade rose water is ready to use on the face.