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How to Make Your Own Rose Water

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How to Make Your Own Rose Water

Rose water is used in cosmetics for its lovely scent, but also because it has light astringent properties. As the gentlest of all astringents, rose water is often used as toner for fair and dry skin.

You must be careful when purchasing rose water to buy only the 100 percent pure form. Often what is available in pharmacies and even some natural food stores is synthetic rose oil and water with preservatives added. Pure rose water is the distilled water of roses. It is usually made by stream distillation, and it smells heavenly and tastes delicious.

Availability: Besides health food stores and herb stores, you can often find rose water in delicatessens; it is used as a flavoring in fancy Greek pastries, puddings, and cakes.

This recipe is the more traditional way to prepare rose water. Though it’s a little more involved, its fun to do and the results are outstanding. You can make a quart of excellent-quality rose water in about 40 minutes. However, if you simmer the water too long, you will continue to produce distilled water but the rose essence will become diluted. Your rose water will smell more like plain distilled water, rather than the heavenly scent of roses.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:16PM PDT on Aug 29, 2015

Thanks Annie.

2:32PM PDT on Aug 22, 2015

Yes make what you can at home!

3:51AM PDT on Jun 9, 2015

Treasure our natural wealth

9:25PM PDT on Apr 15, 2015

i love rosewater

12:19AM PDT on Mar 10, 2015

Will be making it soon!

3:43AM PST on Feb 28, 2015

don't know that I'll do it, but it's interesting, and it's good to know how to distill.

12:34PM PST on Feb 5, 2015

Think i will make some this summer

6:15AM PST on Jan 14, 2015

Very pretty!!!! =]]

3:23PM PST on Jan 6, 2015

Thank you

2:08PM PST on Dec 15, 2014

Thanks for sharing, I LOVE ROSES

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