Rose water – it is an excellent ingredient that widely used in many beauty recipes in our day – to – day skin care regimen. It is suitable for all skin types and has soothing, cooling, antiseptic, astringent, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and balancing properties.
It is not only used for fragrance but also for its versatile uses like a natural toner, cleanser, cooling mist, sunburn soother, mood enhancer, linen freshener, hair perfume, perfumed sprays, soothes certain skin irritations, moisturizers, stress reliever, clears dark circles or puffy eyes, heals scars, balance your skin’s pH and while mixing your face pack.
So, we all use rosewater which is brought from the market but did you know whether they are pure or not? It has some chemicals and preservatives which cause harm to your skin.
We all know that using organic products will give effective and safe results without much cost. Then why don’t we prepare rose water at home and use it? Did you know that it’s very simple to make it at home? Yes, scroll down to know how to prepare a natural rose water at home.
Homemade Natural Rose Water:
Here we are going to know about 2 best methods of preparing rose water at home. Let’s get started.
Method – 1:
- Wash few roses (pesticide/chemicals free) in water thoroughly and tear off its petals.
- Then add 1/2 – 3/4 cup of fresh rose petals in a saucepan filled with 1 ½ cups of water.
- Cover it and bring it to a boil.
- Then simmer for few minutes till the petals will turn to white (or colorless).
- Turn off the heat and allow the water to cool down completely.
- Strain the water and pour it into a dark, clean bottle.
- Refrigerate the rose water to lasts for a month and use it regularly.
Note: Or if you don’t have any fresh rose petals, then you can use 1/4 cup of dried rose petals instead of fresh ones.
Method – 2:
It is a time taking method in which it goes through the process of condensation. Here we place a bowl inside the boiling pot and collect the rose water that drips from the underside of the lid. Put the lid upside down and hold the ice cubes in the inverted space.
- Wash the organic roses (pesticide free) and separate its petals.
- Place a small metal stand inside the boiling pot.
- Then place a bowl on the stand and pour these rose petals along sides of the pot.
- Now add enough water in the pot till they cover rose petals.
- Cover the pot with the lid in upside down way and bring it to a boil.
- Be sure that the bowl and pot should be in the appropriate size that the inverted lid should cover the pot and the handle of the lid should be placed in the bowl.
- It’s time to place some ice cubes on the lid and simmer the heat to medium low for 20 – 30 minutes.
- Add more ice cubes till the condensation process forms the rose water.
- Turn off the heat whenever the petals turn to white and remove the bowl from the pot.
- Let it cool for few minutes and pour it into a dark and clean bottle.
- Refrigerate and use it regularly as a part of your beauty or skincare regimen.
- If you don’t have any metal stand to place inside the pot then use ceramic balls or a clean brick. The concept is that the bowl should not touch the pot and also not to get heated.
- Or pour 1 ½ cups of dried rose petals (or 3 – 5 cups of fresh petals) into a stock pot with a brick in the center. Place a metal bowl on brick and pour water into the pot and invert the lid to cover the stock pot and do the same as mentioned in the above process.
Tips and Precautions:
- Choose the fresh organic roses which will have a sweet smell, delicate and suitable for consumption (prefer the one from the garden) but not the hybrid one that florists offer.
- Regular usage of rose water will tighten up the pores, brings a natural glow and nourishment, prevents signs of aging, refresh and rejuvenate your body, relieves your stress and depression.
- You can also make rose water based on essential oils by simply mixing 12 drops of rose essential oil in 1 cup of distilled water. Stir well by adding 1 teaspoon of vodka (to prevent oil floating on the top) and pour it in a glass bottle.
- Always use distilled or filtered water for preparing rosewater.
Have you ever made rose water? Share your favorite way to use rose water with us in the below comments box.
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