How to Make Rosewater
Rosewater smells delicious and makes the perfect hydrating face mist and toner. Save a few bucks and learn how to make your own!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Large pot with lid
Brick or small bowl weighted down with kitchen weights
Shallow wide mouth bowl
Glass jar or vessel with lid to store rosewater
Measuring cup with spout or kitchen funnel
- 6-8 cups Fragrant, pesticide-free rose petals
- Distilled water
- Ice cubes
Remove the petals from your roses, separating them from the stem and shaking out any stamen that might have gotten caught up in the petals.
Place a brick, heavy bowl, or cup filled with kitchen weights in the bottom of your pan. The place a wide mouth bowl on top of the brick or weighted bowl.
Add the petal to the pot around the bowl. Then pour 6 cups of distilled water around the sides of the bowl and lightly submerge the flower petals.
Place the lid on top of the pot, upside down, and pile a handful of ice cubes in the center of the upturned lid. Keep replenishing the ice as it melts.
Simmer on medium-low for 15-20 minutes until the petals begin to loose their color.
Remove the collection bowl from the pot with tongs and then, using a funnel or measuring cup, pour the collected rosewater into a jar with a lid.