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Rosemary, Mint and Grapefruit Hydrosol Perfume

Mix up your natural beauty routine with this fresh, hydrosol perfume made with the uplifting combination of grapefruit, rosemary and mint.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: DIY Beauty
Keyword: perfume
Yield: 4 ounces
Author: Laura Heller
Cost: $15


  • Stock pot with domed lid
  • Heatproof bowl or glass measuring cup
  • Large plastic ziploc bag


  • One small handful of fresh rosemary
  • One handful of fresh mint
  • Grapefruit peels from one grapefruit
  • 3-4 Cups distilled water
  • Ice in a plastic bag


  • Arrange a heatproof bowl (such as a glass liquid measuring cup) in the center of a large saucepan or stock pot.
  • Place the rosemary, mint and grapefruit peels in the bottom of the pot around the smaller bowl. Pour the distilled water into the pot.
  • Cover with an upside down, domed lid with the handle centered over the smaller bowl, then place the bag of ice on the lid.
  • Bring the water to a simmer and let the condensation from the steam drip into the heatproof bowl for about 25-30 minutes. Replace the ice as it melts to continue the condensation.
  • When finished, remove the smaller bowl (now filled with your herbal water) and let it cool before transferring to a misting bottle.
  • Use generously and store in the refrigerator.


Wondering how to use it?

  • Spritz it liberally on clean, dry skin and let it sink in for a minute. Apply skin cream or oil to lock in moisture.
  • Use it as a makeup setting spray after applying your makeup in the morning.
  • Spritz it on pulse points as a soft, natural perfume.
  • Pour some on a cotton ball and use it remove eye make up at the end of the day.
  • Use it in place of water in your favorite face mask recipes.
Your homemade hydrosol should last for between 8 and 18 months in the refrigerator.