Making your own Rose Water is oh so easy and even more so beneficial for you! Find out the how and why below!
I didn’t take that much care of my skin when I was in high school, and then my early 20s… My skin didn’t need that much attention to look nice and glowy and feel soft. Other than some very basic makeup products (foundation, eyeliner, mascara, blush and lip balm when out partying, and maybe eye shadow if it was a wedding haha) I used creams – one for my face (Nivea soft, been using it for years), and another for my body. Now, I’m not saying I’m old or anything, I mean I’m only 28, I’m basically a child haha, but I can definitely see & feel my body changing.
So, I’ve realized that I need to start taking better care of my skin and embrace some new habits. Which at first, like most changes, wasn’t fun at all. However, I’ve grown to love those little skincare rituals (more on how you can easily do that in a separate post, hopefully soon) and do them much more often now. But, since I’m a little skeptical when it comes to trying new face products on one hand, and a little broke, on the other, haha, (the latter’s the truer) I don’t buy that much beauty-related products.
What I do is I make my own! It’s affordable, not complicated at all, I know what I put in there, it’s natural, it’s fun… Need I say more? So far, I’ve tried making several hair masks, face masks, body + face scrubs (as seen here & here), all natural of course. But out of all, making rose water was definitely the most fun!
So, without further ado, let’s see how you can make rose water too!
Rose Water DIY.
– Roses (I used around 7-10)
– Large Pot
– A Bowl
– Ice Cubes
– Rose Water Free Printable Label
1. Remove all the petals from your roses, put them all in a bowl, and then wash them thoroughly.
2. Put the washed petals in a large pot (one that has a lid), and fill it with water (a little over the petals).
3. Take a small bowl and put it in the middle of the pot, on top of the rose petals. Put the lid on, but upside down.
4. Put the covered pot on medium heat (or even low, you don’t want to “overcook” the petals and lose the essence), and after a while put a bag of ice cubes on the lid.
So, what’s actually happening here, how is the rose water created? This is so exciting!
As the water with the petals starts heating up, it absorbs the essence of the rose. As soon as the water starts boiling, and because we’ve put the ice cubes on the lid, the water infused with rose starts condensing on the lid. The rose-infused water drops fall from the lid right into the bowl that we’ve put in the middle of the pot. And voila, that’s our rose water! I hope I did a good job explaining this process. Do try this out it’s such a fun process.
5. Once the bowl is full, transfer the rose water in a jar with a lid, or a spray bottle. You can put the bowl back in the pot again to try and “catch” some more rose water, it’s up to you (I didn’t).
So, now let’s see why is rose water so good for you & how you can use it on your skin.
Rose Water Benefits.
When researching rose water & all its perks on using it (for skin, hair, etc.), I found this article to be really helpful.
Embracing Rose Water in Your Beauty Rituals.
So far, I’ve been using it as a face mist, just the rose water, nothing added to it (so far). I wanted to experience just its benefits, without having other ingredients interfering. This is also a good way for me to see whether rose water (in this case, but it goes for any other new product I try) works for me, and to which extent. I would spritz some of the water on my face, after washing my face up (first thing in the morning and before going to bed), and then I would put my face cream on. It helps the cream lock-in & hydrates my skin deep, making it feel dewy and oh so soft.
I’ve been also spraying from the rose water on my face several times throughout the day, and it’s super refreshing!
Spraying Rose Water on a Pillow.
I’ve only done this a couple of times… I can’t really say that it’s amazeballs, I just haven’t, you know, seen any super special benefits. Except that my pillow is moist & cool (yeah, and like not just on the back haha) which in these unbearably hot summer days is amazeballs oh look at that! I Can say that spraying it is amazeballs. Plus the pillow smells like roses, so… give it a try.
I’d also like to try this rose water face mist from A beautiful mess here.
I would suggest that before trying this or any other beauty related DIY project here, you do your research! Check all the ingredients and see if there’s something there that you are maybe allergic to it, or it has sometimes irritated your skin in a way for some reason. I mean I use all natural products, but even so, some might be harmful to your skin, and the responsibility of avoiding that is yours. What works wonders for me, might be a nightmare for you. So, you’ve been warned.
Also, since this is an all natural product, it obviously lasts a lot shorter than products bought in store, so I only used it for like 4-5 days up to a week, and then I spill it out & make myself a new one. I’m not sure – maybe rose water, in particular, can last longer, but I’ve seen some pieces floating in it after some time (5-7 days), and I didn’t wanna experiment with it, I just threw it, and made new. But if you do know something on this particular topic, please do share it in comments, I’d love to learn more on this!
Okay, that would be it. Man I talked a lot on this one! Now let’s hear from you! Have you tried making Rose Water yourself? Already using one & love what it does to your skin/hair/etc.? Share all your thoughts here, I’d love to hear from you!
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