I’m actually shocked I’ve never made this before. After receiving some beautiful yellow and pink blended roses, I decided to experiment with making rose water from their wilting petals. Given, this was around Christmas time and I was still deciding on the perfect gifts for my friends– this turned into a whole gift idea… (stay tuned for that post!). Anyway, rose water is very easy to make and has a crazy slue of health benefits besides it smelling absolutely amazing.
- 2 Roses (fully bloomed is best)
- Note, if you want a light pink color, use all red roses. The yellow-pink ones will give you a more dusty, yellow tint.
- Large bowl
- Large pot with water (however much water you put in the pot is as much rose water you’ll have)
- Pitcher or larger bowl for storage
- Small spray bottle or mister
- Pluck as many large petals off the stem of each rose
- Place collected petals into the large bowl of water
- Turn on the stove and put it on medium heat
- Place lid on top
- Remove from heat when water comes to a boil
- Let the petals steep for a few minutes until water cools
- Strain the water into your storage container
- Place in small mister for air freshness!
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