How to Make Rose Water at Home in 3 Simple Steps

Torera George
by Torera George
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1 Hour

Here I’m going to show you how to make rose water. Rose water is popular for many reasons: it has anti-inflammatory properties, it helps to balance your pH, and it’s also a great moisturizer, and that’s why it's found in a lot of skincare ingredients.

This homemade rosewater will help you look good and feel good without breaking the bank. It is also a great DIY to do when you have some roses at home that you know will go bad in a few days.

Tools and materials:

  • Roses
  • Scissors
  • Pot
  • Glass bowl
  • Ice
  • Spray bottle

There are two ways of making rosewater: the boiling method and the distilling method. In the boiling method, many people use distilled or regular water and they boil the roses, but this has a very short shelf life.

The method that I’m going to show you is the distilled method, where there is a distillation process that goes on while you’re boiling the rose water. It’s very easy to do.

How to make rose water at home

1. Wash the roses

Cut the roses off of their stems and pull all of the petals off. Then rinse them thoroughly as florists usually spray the roses with things to preserve them, and you really want to get that off of it.

Rose water recipe

2. Distill the water

Place the petals in a sterilized pot, pour some water on top of them and place the bowl that you’re going to collect the liquid in on top. Now we’re going to distill the water. 

Placing the ice on top of the pot

Turn the heat on, place an inverted leak-proof lid on top of the pot, and put ice on top of it. As the ice melts, you’ll want to mop up some of that water.

DIY rose water

The ice will drip through the small hole in the lid and collect in the glass bowl.

Spray bottle for the rose water

3. Pour into a bottle

The final step is to pour the water into a spray bottle so that you can spray the rosewater onto your body.

How to make rose water

How to make rose water

Here we have the finished rosewater. You can use this as a toner or as a makeup setting spray to keep your face dewy. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I love making rosewater, and I hope you love making it too.

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