My Roses bloom year round here in Louisiana. And one of the ways I use up the bounty is making Rose water. Read on for an easy recipe you can make in just a few minutes and a great Rose water toner that you will love. Lisa
Rose Water Benefits :
- Maintains skin’s pH balance
- Helps hydrate and moisturize the skin
- Astringent properties that help cleanse pores and tone skin
- Anti-bacterial properties that help clean and heal wounds
- Anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness in irritated skin
- Antioxidant properties that help regenerate skin cells
Let’s Harvest Roses :
- Pick the petals in mid-morning once the dew has dried but before the hottest part of the day
- As you gather the petals, lay them in a single layer on absorbent paper to prevent them from touching each other
How to make Rose Water:
- Two cups fresh rose petals
- Two cups of distilled water
- Add the rose petals to a small pot with water
- Stir them together well to saturate the petals as they will tend to float to the top.
- Put the pot on the stove, on low heat.
- Continue to stir. I mix in the petals so that they are completely covered in the water.
- When the water starts to steam, cover with a lid, and set a timer for 20 minutes. The lid is crucial because you don’t want the essential volatile oils to escape with the steam.
- After 20 minutes, strain the mixture through a small strainer. Let Cool
- Store in Fridge – use within 7 days.
Rose water Toner
- Apple cider vinegar
- Witch hazel
To make the rose face toner, just combine the ingredients in the following ratio of 1:2:4. Mix this up and pop it into your spray bottle. If you have any extra mix, it can be stored in a jar to refill your spray bottle with.