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Rosewater

Wednesday, February 19, 2014



Hey everyone!

I have always heard of the benefits of rose water and have always been intrigued, but purchasing something that seemed so easily made at home. I couldn't justify paying for it. 

Some of the benefits of Rosewater include

  • Having anti-inflammatory properties, using rose water can help in reducing the redness from irritated or over-heated skin. Just like rose oil.
  • Can be used as a cleanser to remove dirt and makeup, and because its all natural it shouldn't irritate you skin. I say shouldn't just incase some people out their have rose allergies. 
  • When used like a toner it can tighten capillaries, reduces redness and blotchiness.
  • The aroma of roses is said to be a powerful mood enhancer. It can aid in anxiety and promotes emotional wellbeing. Because it is de-stressing it will aid in a greater sleep. 
What you'll need:
1 1/2 cups of Rose petals. [organic roses are best for this]
1 cup of distilled water 
Storing container 
Pot with lid
Strainer

 Place the rose petals in a large pot and fill with just enough distilled water to cover the rose petals. Too much water will dilute the rose water.



Cover with a lid and let simmer until the petals lose their color [about 15 minutes]. Once the petals have lost their color remove from heat and let cool. 

After the water has cooled pour water into your storing container, be sure to sure a stainer to catch the rose petals. And thats it you're done. You can place the rosewater in the fridge if you'd like it to be cool.  

Rosewater has a ton of other great calming properties, that you can found out in the links below.
Free People: DIY Howe To Make Rose Water 

Have any of you every tried rose water before?

Hope you all enjoyed!
xoxo Franchesca 
6 comments on "Rosewater"
  1. What a lovely idea. I will definitely try this! I am also a big fan of rose jam - but I think you need a certain type of rose petals for it.
    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

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    1. I have never had or heard of rose jam. I will be keeping my eyes out for that!
      Thanks for checking it out!

      xo Franchesca

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  2. I have never even heard of Rosewater. Its awesome to what it could do!!! :) I might have to try this out!!! :)

    Love Always,
    Elizabeth
    thejourneycreatingme.blogspot.com

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    1. It has some amazing properties. If you try it out let me know how it works out :)

      xo Franchesca

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  3. I love rose water but I always buy it and run out almost immediately. I think I'm gonna give this a go.
    Thanks for the tip!

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    1. Let me know how it turns out :)

      xo Franchesca

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