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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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12:12AM PDT on Mar 31, 2014

The information in this blog is extremely useful for the people.
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9:02AM PST on Mar 5, 2014

Thank you Annie.

12:58PM PST on Jan 29, 2014

I want to do this!

3:33PM PST on Jan 23, 2014

Love rose water. Have used it for years. A friend makes rose water cookies. So very very good.

1:26PM PST on Jan 11, 2014

Thank you.

9:02AM PST on Jan 9, 2014

friv 2 Still I feel it is a pity to collect the roses flowering in my garden. I will rather let them be and enjoy their beauty as long as it lasts.

8:53AM PST on Jan 1, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

8:32AM PST on Dec 24, 2013

Still I feel it is a pity to collect the roses flowering in my garden. I will rather let them be and enjoy their beauty as long as it lasts.

5:58AM PST on Dec 24, 2013

Thanks for the info!

4:08AM PST on Dec 4, 2013

would like to try this

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