Rose water is my best friend.  Is rose water your best friend?  /meme

I feel like I could go on forever about the benefits of rose water. I swear by rose water.  It works well on my very sensitive skin.  There is something so fulfilling in wiping my face clean with it.  It’s a good cleaner and toner and can be used before you put on make up to help work as a base.  The best part?  You can make it at home!  

I was completely sold on rose water once I learned how easy it was to make at home.  It’s really simple.  You bring however many rose petals you want to a boil.  The water shouldn’t be too high in the pot.  Just covering the petals.  Once it’s boiled out, stick it in a dry, clean container, and call it a day.  Okay there might be just a little more to it, but that’s honestly about 98% of all you have to do.

Why use Rose Water?

Yes, I realize “because it’s amazing” is not the most compelling argument.  Rose water has a number of benefits.  For example, rose water can help correct the Ph level of your skin.  If your skin is going nuts, give it a shot.  Do you suffer from redness?  Rose water helps with that too with it’s anti-inflammatory properties.  Do you want to smell faintly of roses?  Rose water is your best choice.  Rose water is also a low cost alternative to expensive toners.  It has anti-bacterial properties that helps with skin irritation and provides some moisture.  A little more convinced?  Make your own at home.

How Make Rose Water

I think the worst thing about making rose water is that it’s a lot of eyeballing things to see if you’ve got the right amounts.  Choose however many roses worth of petals you want.  Remember – more petals = more rose water.  After you do that cover the petals in the pot with water.  Stop adding water when the water is just above the petals.  Cover the pot with a lid.  Slowly bring roses and water to a boil.  Once boiling, turn off heat.  Keep the lid on and allow water to get to room temperature.  After at room temperature, strain the water to remove the petals and anything else that popped up, and put the water in your clean container.  

Congrats you just made rose water!  Cover and store in a dark, cool place and enjoy.

Trust me, you’ll be swearing by this for days.  Use it for your baths, rituals, skin, and more.  Try rose tea if you want.  Try rose water in place of normal water in recipes and see how it turns out.  I prefer rose water for it’s skin benefits but that doesn’t mean it can be used in other ways.  Experiment. 

Have you tried rose water?  Let me know how it worked out in the comments below!