Make Your Own Rose Water

 Rose water is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, has antioxidants and it hydrates.  It Benefits are:

  • It helps with aging – it’s antioxidant properties strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues.
  • Helps maintain your skin’s pH balance.
  • It has astringent properties so it cleans your pores and helps tone your skin. It’s also great at removing excess oil and any dirt accumulated on your skin.
  • It reduces skin redness and helps heal wounds and scars on your skin.
  • It helps get rid of acne, dermatitis and eczema.
  • It hydrates and moisturizes your skin.
  • It is amazing for your hair: it can be used as a conditioner, aids in hair growth and even helps get rid of dandruff.

What you need:

  • 3/4 cup Rose petals, fresh
  • 1 1/4 cups Distilled or filtered water
  • 1 Glass jar, small
  • 1 ounce or 2 ounce glass spraying bottle

When making rose water using fresh roses, all you’re going to be using is the petals. Put the rose petals in a small sauce pan and discard the stem and leaves.

Add the water to the pot.  You should add just enough water to cover the petals. Cover the pot with a lid and over low-medium heat bring the water to boil. Once the water is boiling, lower the heat and let it simmer for about 20-30 minutes or until the petals have lost all their color.

Strain the water from the petals. You can use a cheesecloth or stainless steel strainer for this. Discard the petals. Transfer to spray bottle.

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