HOW TO MAKE ROSE WATER FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN

What you need: fresh roses, a large pot and distilled water.

There are a couple of ways to make rose water. There’s the old fashioned way, which I did, or there’s a slightly more complicated process. For that process you will also need a heat-safe bowl.

Start by plucking the petals from the roses – you won’t need the bulb or stems. The fresher your roses are, the better your results will be. If you can cut your own roses, that would be your best bet. If you must buy them from a store (like I did) rinse the petals in some cool water to get rid of any potential chemicals.
2. 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. This is also where the two methods differ – for the other method you would place the heat safe bowl on top of the petals, and cover the pot with a lid.

3. As the petals simmer, steam will collect on the lid of the pot and drip in to the bowl, which is pure rose water. The old fashioned method that I use is still effective but the rose water just might not be as pure.

4. Once the petals lose their color, drain the liquid into a jar – this is your rose water! Store in a cool place and give your skin a spritz whenever you need a sweet and refreshing little pick me up!
Another excellent use for rosewater is in your skin care routine. Rosewater helps balance the skin’s PH, reduces redness and irritation, tightens pores, and helps cool and soothe hot skin.

Facial Toner: Store rosewater in a dark colored glass bottle. Add a drop or 2 of lavender or rose essential oil and apply to your face with a cotton ball after you shower or wash your face.Cooling Mist: Store rosewater in a dark colored bottle with a fine mist spray top. You can keep it in your purse for on-the-go use or keep it in the refrigerator for extra cooling. Mist on face to cool skin and freshen up.
Sunburn Relief: Mix equal parts rosewater and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and spray onto sunburned skin for relief