This homemade DIY Rose Water is made using organic roses, is surprisingly easy to make, and can be used within recipes, as a beauty product, or even a scented room mist!
I’m not sure if it’s just me but I’m absolutely obsessed with rose water and have been super excited to start making my own. While it’s not the cheapest, to make organic DIY rose water (unless, of course, you grow your own roses in which case you need to start making it right now!), I think it’s lovely to not only be able to use your own within recipes, for beauty and health benefits but also great as a gift for a friend.
If you’re wanting some inspiration on how to use the DIY rose water then feel free to check out my Homemade Pistachio Baklava, Vegan Strawberry Rose Tart, Raw Vegan Cheesecake: Raspberry, Rose + Earl Grey, etc.
It can also be used in countless cocktail and summer drinks recipes (like in its Fresh Raspberry Lemonade), as well as for a natural facial toner, within a body moisturizer, and as an all-natural room spray.
Plus, you need only 2 ingredients and half an hour of your time to make this DIY rose water. Note * Just make sure that you use organic, edible roses.
Benefits of Rose Water Usage
This rose water is completely chemical-free, made using just distilled water and organic rose petals. This means that it works brilliantly both as an all-natural beauty product as well as for recipes to be ingested.
The General Benefits of Rose Water
- Roses, in general, have a lovely smell that can be used to reduce anxiety and help you to relax – meaning it’s great to be used as a room spritz! You can even spray it onto your pillow at night to help you sleep better.
- Similarly, some have found that rose water can be used against depression. Both ingesting it and using it for its scent.
- Rosewater has some fairly powerful antiseptic properties, which can help prevent and treat infections.
The Benefits of Rose Water for Beauty
- Rose water has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it great for treating skin irritations, eczema, and rosacea – reducing redness and can even have a positive effect on acne.
- It can help maintain your skin’s pH balance, control excess oil and is great to use as a cleanser to remove oil and dirt from your pores, as well as a toner.
- Its antibacterial properties mean it can also be used to help heal scars and wounds.
- It also helps to hydrate your skin, so great to use as a moisturizer.
- Rose Waters’ antioxidant properties can aid in regenerating skin tissue and strengthening skin cells.
- Rose Water is also great for hair care, being used as a natural conditioner, to treat scalp inflammation as well as help control dandruff.
- Some studies also show that rose water has anti-aging properties, thus being used to reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
The Benefits of Rose Water When Ingesting
- Rose water has been used as a natural treatment to soothe sore throats and cold symptoms. Helping to relax muscles in your throat too.
- Some studies have found that rose water can be used to aid digestion, improve bile secretion and relieve digestive issues such as bloating and an upset tummy.
- Not only does rose water help with skin moisturizing when used as a beauty product, but it also works great when ingested as part of a rose water/tea to help hydrate your skin from within.
- Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, drinking rose water/tea can help relieve inflammation and have a positive effect on fluid retention.
- Once again, as with the benefits of using it as part of your beauty regime. Ingesting rose water can have anti-aging properties, including reducing fine lines & wrinkles and lightening dark spots.
What are some of your favorite uses for rose water? I’d love to know in the comments below! Also, feel free to tag me in your creations @AlphaFoodie.
The Organic Rose Water Recipe
All you need is 4-5 blossoms of fragrant organic roses, water, and some ice cubes.
Remove the rose blossoms from the steps and carefully rinse them to get rid of any dust or little critters.
Put a bowl at the center of an empty saucepan, then add the rose petals around the bowl.
Note: make sure there are no petals in the bowl as this is where the rose water will collect.
Add water (enough to cover the petals) and bring the heat up to make it simmer. Put the cover on, upside down.
The cover will help catch the rose water vapor for this distilling method.
Add ice to the top of the saucepan cover.
As soon as the ice melts, add more ice cubes. This helps with the condensation of the evaporated rose water.
Keep repeating this step.
In about 30 minutes, the rose water will be ready. It should have condensed into the bottle in the middle of the saucepan.
Carefully remove the bowl as it is hot.
Pour the rose water into a clean glass container. Store in a cool dry place (I store mine in the fridge for up to 3-4 months).
If you try this rose water DIY, I’d love to hear your thoughts/questions below. Also, I’d appreciate a recipe card rating below, and feel free to tag me in your recipe recreations on Instagram @Alphafoodie!
2-Ingredient Organic DIY Rose Water
- 4-5 blossoms of fragrant organic roses
- ice cubes
- Remove the rose blossoms from the steps and carefully rinse them to get rid of any dust or little critters.
- Put a bowl at the center of an empty saucepan, then add the rose petals around the bowl. *
- Add water (enough to cover the petals) and bring the heat up to make it simmer. Put the cover on, upside down.
- The cover will help catch the rose water vapour for this distilling method.
- Add ice to the top of the saucepan cover.
- As soon as the ice melts, add more ice cubes. This helps with the condensation of the evaporated rose water.
- Keep repeating this step. In about 30 minutes, the rose water will be ready. It should have condensed into the bowl in the middle of the saucepan.
- Carefully remove the bowl as it is hot.
- Pour the rose water in a clean glass container. Store in a cool dry place **