How To Make Rose Water At Home?

A light and a breezy splash of rose water on the face seems heavenly after a long day of work. Not only does it instantly refreshes you, but it also leaves a faint and pleasant smell lingering around.

If you use rose water on a regular basis, the amount spent on it might turn out to be hefty over the years. But what if you could save that money and make your own rose water at home at almost half the cost? To make things easier for you, we have explained a few methods to make rose water at home. All the techniques are simple and require only certain basic ingredients.

 

5 Ways to Make Rose Water at Home

Making rose water at home is not a complicated process. Moreover, you can do it in several ways. We have tried and tested many methods for making rose water and elaborated on our favorites:

Method 1: Making Rose Water at Home

What Do You Require?

  • Fresh roses
  • Jar
  • Stainless steel pot
  • Cement brick
  • Small stainless steel vessel
  • Ice cubes
  • Strainer

Steps:

  1. Take a clear bowl.
  2. Gently pluck the petals from the fresh roses and place them in the bowl.
  3. Once you have collected enough amount of rose petals, wash them under clean running water.
  4. Take a large stainless steel pot and place the cement brick right in the middle.
  5. Put the rose petals around the brick.
  6. Add enough water that the cement brick gets almost submerged.
  7. Place a smaller vessel on top of the brick and cover the larger container with an inverted glass lid.
  8. Heat the pot till the water starts boiling.
  9. Use some ice cubes and keep them over the lid to condense the steam.
  10. Turn the flame low once the water starts boiling and let it simmer for half an hour.
  11. Strain the rose petals in a glass jar.
  12. Refrigerate this jar so that you can use the rose water for months.

 

Method 2 : Making Rose Water at Home

What Do You Require?

  • Fresh roses
  • Jar
  • Stainless steel container
  • Strainer

Steps:

  1. Collect some rose petals from fresh roses and collect them in a bowl.
  2. Wash them properly with clean water.
  3. Place the petals in a stainless steel pot and fill it with water.
  4. Boil the water for four to five minutes and stir it with a spoon.
  5. Once the petals lose their red color and turn white, strain the water in a jar.
  6. Let it cool down or refrigerate it.
  7. Your rose water is ready to be used.

Note: The main difference between the first and second methods is that the first method’s rose water is more durable. It can be used for months if it is refrigerated properly. The rose water made with the second method will work fine for a month and then becomes unusable.

 

Method 3: Making Rose Water at Home

What Do You Require?

  • Fresh roses
  • Water
  • Bowls
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Jar

 

Steps:

  1. Remove the petals from the roses and collect them in a bowl.
  2. Wash it properly and let them dry for a few minutes.
  3. Divide the petals into two piles.
  4. Take the first pile and crush it with the help of a mortar and pestle.
  5. Keep on doing it till the juice gets secreted from the roses.
  6. Collect the juice in a bowl.
  7. Let it sit for two to three hours.
  8. Add the second pile of rose petals in the thickened juice and let it sit for a day.
  9. Transfer the mixture to a ceramic pan.
  10. Turn the heat on and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  11. Turn it off once there is a formation of bubbles.
  12. Strain the rose water in a jar and let it cool down for a few hours.
  13. Refrigerate it, and your rose water is ready to be used.

 

Method 4 : Making Rose Water at Home

What Do You Require?

  • Rose essential oil
  • Distilled water
  • Jar

Steps:

Take a plastic jar and fill it with distilled water. If you do not have distilled water, boil some filtered water.

Add a couple of teaspoons of vodka in the water before adding ten to twelve drops of rose essential oil.

Close the jar and shake it for a few minutes till the oil gets thoroughly mixed with water.

Transfer it to another jar or bottle.

Let it cool down before using it.

 

Method 5: Making Rose Water at Home

What Do You Require?

  • Water
  • Rose powder
  • Spray bottle

Steps:

Get some rose powder from the grocery store.

Mix the powder with water.

Once the mixture is prepared, transfer the water to a jar or a spray bottle.

You have your rose water made from using only two ingredients!

 

History of Rose Water

Rose Water

Rose water is not a child of the modern era. It has been in existence for hundreds and thousands of years.

It is believed that it was invented by a Persian scientist in the 10th century, Avicenna. It reached the land of Egypt and Rome through trade. The Romans used it as a perfume as well as to scent their wine. Gradually, it was used as a beauty product as well.

The emperors in India considered sprinkling their guests with rose water as a sign of sophistication and elegance. The Queens used it on their face to maintain a youthful glow. Eventually, it was also used to treat sore throats and skin irritation.

Other famous personalities have also used, and adored rose water in their time. For example, Cleopatra used to bathe in a mixture of rose water, honey, and milk. The famous painter and sculptor Michelangelo added rose water to his tea every morning. Lastly, Tansen used to sit in rose water to get into his creative side to create music.

 

Benefits of Rose Water

If you love the smell of roses, you would be delighted to know that rose water can be used in several ways.

Glowing Skin

Glowing skin

When you use pure rose water on your skin, your skin’s natural pH level gets balanced. Due to its astringent properties, it cleans out the oil and dirt hidden in the pores. It keeps your skin oil-free, making it look fresh and dry. In addition to that, it keeps whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples away from your skin.

 

Reduces Skin Irritation

Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties due to which it holds the ability to reduce skin irritation or itchy skin. It reduces the irritation that comes with skin ailments like eczema and rosacea.

As it contains Vitamin C and phenolics, it also helps in reducing swelling and acne bumps.

 

Helps with Scars

Due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, you can use rose water on wounds. Not only will it help you clean off any bacterias, but it will help the wound in healing faster without leaving any scars.

 

Reduces Puffiness

Do you wake up with puffed or swollen eye bags? Simply dip a cotton ball or cotton pad in some rose water and place it over your eyes.

It hydrates and moisturizes the skin under the eyes. It also reduces the puffiness and swelling, giving you a refreshed look.

 

Removes Makeup

Removes Makeup

Spray some rose water all over your face and wipe it clean with a cotton pad. It will remove makeup as well as any impurities without damaging the skin.

 

Helps with Headaches

The fragrance of rose water is known to improve mood with its de-stressing effects. It is also helpful for treating headaches and migraines. Due to such effects, it is also used in aromatherapy.

 

Medicinal Purposes

Rose water is used in eye drops to treat conjunctivitis, owing to its antiseptic and analgesic properties.

Along with that, it is anti-spasmodic and anti-depressant. It is used to increase the production of bile. Studies show that it also helps in treating diarrhea.

 

How to Use Rose Water?

There is no one way to use rose water. As it has several beneficial properties, it can be used in the following ways:

Face Cleanser

Transfer the rose water to a spray bottle and spray it on your face whenever required. You can either let it sit on your face to freshen your face or clean it with a cotton pad.

It will purify your skin, get rid of any dirt or impurities, and give you a refreshed look.

 

Face Packs

People mix rose water with other ingredients like besan or turmeric powder to prepare a homemade face mask. Due to its purifying properties, it will leave your skin glowing without any side effects.

 

Brighten your Nails

Spray some rose water on your nails and clean them with a cotton ball. It helps in removing the dirt hidden under your nails. Moreover, it will also leave your nails shiny and clean.

 

Shiny Hair

Spray some rose water after shampooing or conditioning your hair. It will leave your hair soft and shiny. In addition to that, it also helps in preventing greasy hair or dandruff.

 

Adds Aroma in Food

People around the world add rose water to desserts to enhance their aroma. For example, chefs add it to sweet dishes like Turkish Delight, French pastries, Macarons, Greek baklava, etc.

 

Final Note

We can conclude this article by saying that rose water can be prepared in multiple ways along with its various usages. You must also note that rose water can last only for a few months, and you must always refrigerate it.

Go with your most comfortable method and prepare your rose water today!

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