DIY: Rose Water

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Rose water has been used nutritionally, medicinally, and cosmetically since the days of Cleopatra, and believed to even be a part of her daily routine. Though the benefits are endless, here’s a quick list of why you need to incorporate this liquid gold into your wellness and beauty regimen today!

10 Benefits of Rose Water 

  1. Helps soothe skin irritation
Rose water has strong anti-inflammatory properties known to help treat multiple ailments, both internal and external and may even help soothe the irritation of eczema or rosacea
  1. Soothes sore throats
Rose water has traditionally been used to soothe sore throats and while research is needed to prove its effectiveness, there’s strong anecdotal evidence to support the practice and very little risk in trying it.
  1. Reduces skin redness
The antibacterial properties of rose water can improve your complexion, reduce skin redness and may help reduce acne.
  1. Helps prevent and treats infections
The powerful antiseptic properties of rose water can prevent and treat infections. Because of this, rose water is often included in a variety of natural and medicinal treatments. 
  1. Contains antioxidants
Rose petals and rose oil contain several powerful antioxidants, which can help protect cells from damage. One study found that these antioxidants had potential lipid peroxidation inhibitory effects. This provides powerful cell protection as a result.
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  1. Heals cuts, scars, and burns
Rose water can even help wounds heal faster because of its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Use it to help clean and fight off infection of minor cuts and burns and scares to heal faster.
  1. Enhances mood
The extract of rose petals can relax the central nervous system in mice which resulted in antidepressant and antianxiety effects.
  1. Relieves headaches
Rose water and rose essential oil are commonly used in aromatherapy to help relieve headaches. This may be due to the de-stressing effects discussed in the benefit above.  The vapor of rose water can soothe headaches and a compress soaked in rose water to the head for 45 minutes, can also be applied for positive results.
  1. Has anti-aging properties
Rose water may have anti-aging effect, which is likely why it is often found in beauty products aimed to reduce wrinkles. In addition to soothing irritated skin, it may reduce the appearance of wrinkles when applied topically.
  1. Soothes digestion problems
There is some evidence that rose water can positively influence digestion and relieve digestive upset. It may also improve bile secretion, which can further aid digestion.


Potential risks

Rose water is considered safe. There are no known risks for the general population to use it either topically or by ingesting it. The only exception is if you are allergic to the substance.

Use it as…

 facial cleanser or toner

  • in recipes, such as hibiscus iced tea with rose water.
  • a rose water mist by adding it to a spray bottle.
  • to mist on your wrists, face, or even onto your pillow.

Now that you know all the benefits of rose water, lets make some!


Rose petals

  1. Distilled or drinking water
  2. Large metal vegetable steamer
  3. Measuring cup
  4. Large metal canning stockpot with cover
  5. Plastic baggie filled with ice
  6. Plastic gloves
  7. Coffee filter
  8. Funnel
  9. Glass or plastic bottles to store rose water hydrosol


Place rose petals at the bottom of a large stock pot and cover with distilled water. Let soak for 1 hour

  1. Place place wide mouth glass bowl inside the pot, place the lid and turn on fire to start gentle boil
  2. When solution starts steaming, remove pot lid and place upside down on pot. The steam will rise to the lid, condensate, and then drip unto the glass bowl below.
  3. Add bag of ice and place on top of lid to speed up condensation and collect more rose water.
  4. After 30-45 minutes or when water stops collecting in pot, turn off fire and allow rose water to cool
  5. Filter cooled rose water with a coffee filter in a colander.
  6. Finally, use a sanitized funnel to store your DIY rose water.
  7. Place in refrigerator for 3 to 5 days for maximum freshness.

Self-care is the best care, and usually ten minutes is all you need…so take it! You’re totally worth it!


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