Rosewater Recipe

Our popular Rose Water Recipe is made with rose petals, alcohol and water and forms the basis for a good many home spa treatments and cosmetics for delicate and sensitive skin, and, for making perfumes and aromatics for the bath.  The  next time your sweetheart sends you flowers and they begin to droop, save the petals before they wither and use them to make rosewater, and you’ll wear your sweetheart’s gift on your skin.

There  used to be a wonderful florist in our neighborhood who saved loose and discarded rose petals from its trimmings for customers who wished to use them for potpourri.  Ask if your florist will do the same for your home spa recipes.

Rosewater Recipe
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Recipes: Face and Body
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rose petals
  • 1-1/2 cups distilled water
  • 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol or vodka
Method
  1. Simmer rose petals in water for 10 minutes. Strain and remove petals
  2. Add alcohol to the remaining water (see Note)
  3. Bottle and store in the fridge for 2 weeks if using alcohol or 1 week without
Notes
Rosewater without a bit of alcohol will quickly develop a residue on its surface. If you don't wish to use rubbing alcohol, you may substitute Vodka, or, 1/2 teaspoon of Benzoin Tincture.

 

 

First published May 25, 2007

May 25, 2013 | | Tags:

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