Diy : Rose Water

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
  1. Add the rose petals to a small pot with water
  2. Stir them together well to saturate the petals as they will tend to float to the top.
  3. Put the pot on the stove, on low heat.
  4. Continue to stir. I mix in the petals so that they are completely covered in the water.
  5. 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.
  6. After 20 minutes, strain the mixture through a small strainer. Let Cool
  7. Store in Fridge – use within 7 days.

Rose water Toner

  • Rosewater
  • 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.

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