- Give your skin a glass of water and make your own rose water.
Rose water is the hydrosol portion of the distillate of rose petals. It is itself a by-product of the production of rose oil for use in perfume and is used to flavour food, as a component in some cosmetic and medical preparations.
Place three handfuls of petals into a pot
Pour water over the rose petals
Cover the pot and place it over low heat.
Let it simmer until half the water is left (about 15 minutes).
Let it cool
Discard the petals
- For a more potent version: Add 5 drops of essential rose water oil
- Pour your rosewater into a BPA-Free glass bottle
Rosewater has many beneficial properties when applied to skin:
- Reduces inflammation
- Cleanses and tones
- Helps maintain pH balance of skin.