DIY Rose Water

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"The rose is a flower of love. The world has acclaimed it for centuries. Pink roses are for love hopeful and expectant. White roses are for love dead or forsaken, but the red roses, ah the red roses are for love triumphant." 


Let's face it, roses are amazing, not only are they stunning additions to a garden but any witch will tell you that they have uncountable benefits. I am lucky enough to be able to grow roses in my garden and therefore I make great use of them. One way I love to use roses is in natural rose water, it's so good for my skin which is prone to breakouts. It keeps the redness at bay, plus there is something just really glamorous about having rose water to spray all over you at a moments notice. 


So today I'll be sharing with you how I make my own rose water. 


You Will Need 



Petals of 2 Red Roses (make sure you use ones that haven't been sprayed with anything.) If you can't get your hands on fresh rose petals use a handful of dried rose petals, you can find these in loads of places online. 

200 ml of Spring Water, you need to use spring water as it hasn't been treated with any chemicals. 

A Spray Bottle 

A Saucepan 

A Measuring Jug 

A Sieve 


Method 

Make sure all of your equipment is washed and sterilised. 

Measure out 200ml of Spring Water into your saucepan and bring to the boil. My bottle can hold 100ml so I add double what I need to account for the water that will be lost when it's boiling. Adjust measurements to the size of your spray bottle. 

Once the water is boiling put in your rose petals and turn the water to a simmer. 

Cover your saucepan and let it simmer until the rose petals have lost their colour. 


Turn the heat off and wait until the water has completely cooled down.

Carefully sieve the water into the measuring jug, repeat until any stray bits have completely been removed from the water. If you want to be extra sure of this you could use muslin instead of/ as well as a sieve. 

Pour your rose water into your spray bottle, use a funnel if you are worried about spillage. 

Don't worry that your rose water isn't a clear or pink colour, homemade rose water doesn't come out like that and it's more likely to look like the colour of tea. 

Place in your refrigerator as this will make the rose water last longer, you can keep it out of the fridge but it will only last a week, plus the sensation of rose water that's been in the fridge is amazing. 

Use whenever you want to and enjoy! 

Tip: You can make lavender water the exact same way just substitute the rose petals for lavender flowers.


So there is my way of making rose water, it's so simple and the end product is beautiful. 



I hope you enjoyed this post, do you make your own rose water? How do you make yours? 


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