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Homemade Rose Water


By: Candice Kumai

Homemade organic rose water can be used as a fragrant and light facial toner with a cotton ball, as a delish base to a spring spritzer, or perfect as a natural hair drench or bath soak! No need to spend money in the store – invite your girlfriends over and add this to your DIY spa night!


1 dozen organic rose petals

Filtered water

Mason jar(s)

  1. In a large saucepan, add your organic rose petals.
  2. Bring the water just to a boil and then reduce the heat to as low as it can go while still maintaining a simmer. As the pot begins to simmer, carefully add the dry ice to the center of the lid. Note: Always wear thick gloves (leather, wool, or heavy rubber) when handling dry ice. (We get our dry ice from a local ice cream shop, and it’s sometimes available at grocery or party stores.)
  3. You’ll need to keep an eye on your homemade still set-up. Set the timer for 20 minutes. During this time, the water will boil, steam will condense on the upturned lid and roll down the handle until it drips into the bowl below. You should expect to get 2-3 cups of highly potent rose water, but you may have to do a second or third round of 20 minute intervals. Keep checking your rosewater to make certain it isn’t getting too diluted.
  4. Remove from heat, cool completely. For proper storage, pour into a mason jar.


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