Every household has bottles of rose water in their monthly list of items. Rose water hydrates and refreshes the skin. Rose water is almost every common face pack’s ingredient and it works great for the scalp too. The organic ones come with a hefty price tag and a short life span. Within a short period such a large quantity is not always easy to finish off too. So why not make your own rose water in the comfort of your home without spending much. Let’s begin DIY How to Make Rose Water at Home.
Things we need to Make Rose Water at Home ⇓
- Rose petals of 5-6 roses
- Clean water
- A heat resistant container and strainer
- Any essential oil
- A clean bottle or a spray bottle
Step 1 to Make Rose Water at Home
Collect roses as per your choice. I chose to make rose water out of multi colored roses so I got some yellow, pink, orange and red roses. If you like red roses then pick 5-6 red roses. Make sure these are free from chemicals so that the facial mist is chemical free and pure.
Step 2 to Make Rose Water at Home
Separate the petals from the roses and discard the stem and other parts. Wash the petals with water.
Step 3 to Make Rose Water at Home
Heat water in a pan till it become steaming hot and turns off the gas. Transfer the water to a heat resistant or microwave proof bowl. Immerse the petals in the water. The water should be just enough to cover the petals in all. Cover the container with a lid and leave it overnight.
Step 4 to Make Rose Water at Home
Next day you will see the petals have lost their color and the rose water is ready. Strain the mixture using a strainer and transfer the liquid into a clean bottle or a spray bottle.
Step 5 to Make Rose Water at Home
The liquid smells heavenly but to preserve it longer use any essential oil. Add a few drops of any essential oil like I used lavender oil as per my desire. You may use rose oil for rose like aroma. Your rose water is ready. Store it in a spray bottle and spray it whenever required.
Things to Remember
- Do not use boiling hot water or boil the petals directly on the flame. This will take away the sweet aroma of roses.
- One can also leave the mixture of petals and water lesser than 24 hours but the longer it is kept the better it is.
- You may preserve it in the refrigerator and use as required. Discard it in a month or less once it starts smelling weird.
That’s all folks 🙂 Do try this extraction and let us know in your comments 🙂