Rose water ?

Hello,

I am unsure how to make "rose water". Is it very complex? I would love to try it, but I don't know where to start. Thanks for any info you can give!!

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  • JennyPennyJennyPenny Posts: 1Registered Users
    :) How To Make Rosewater :)

    MATERIALS:
    3 large handfuls of petals from fresh red roses
    1 liter distilled water
    A sterile bottle to keep your rosewater
    A clean pot with a lid and a source of heat

    DIRECTIONS:
    Put 3 large handfuls of petals into the clean pot. Pour the water over the rose petals, cover the pot, and place it over low heat. Let it simmer until half the water is left, then let it cool. Discard the petals, pour your rosewater into a pretty bottle of your choice.

    If you make sure you use rose petals without Herbicides or Pesticides, you can also use your Rosewater in your cooking and baking.

    Or you can just buy it from your local health store or through organic suppliers.
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  • Suzi-QSuzi-Q Posts: 20Registered Users
    I know you were asking how to make your own, but I just wanted to let you know of a good pre-made one that I buy....I purchase it in my local Co-Op, but before they carried it, I used to just buy it online at this link:

    http://www.caycecures.com/Holiday/catalog/2006/aromatherapywaters.htm

    It's a great rosewater, the scent is heavenly, and I use it to as a refreshing mist for my face and to help set my mineral makeup that I wear. Not very expensive, and at the above link, they have several sales each year during which you can stock up! I get the catalog in the mail every few months and watch for the sale, and I buy it then instead of at the Co-Op. I see they now have the rosewater + glycerin combo, but I have not tried it. HTH! :D
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  • back2natureback2nature Posts: 37Registered Users
    Thanks so much to you both! It is good to have information on how to make AND where to buy rose water :D

    I can't wait to try it. I wear mineral makeup too! So that is another use that I hadn't thought of...cool!
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  • back2natureback2nature Posts: 37Registered Users
    Ooops, double post.
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  • back2natureback2nature Posts: 37Registered Users
    So, I FINALLY got around to making this. I followed the directions carefully, and I think I did ok. But I have two questions:

    My rosewater came out a deep red color, is this normal?

    Also, it has no scent whatsoever, is this normal?

    Thanks to anyone who can answer :)
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  • CurlsCurls Posts: 72Registered Users
    I don't have an answer, but would also like to know the answers as I would like to make my own as well.

    so as they say....



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  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    i made rose water before. and mine was like a pinkish yellowish color. i think i did mine wrong.
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  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    :? My storebought one is pretty clear-colored.
  • back2natureback2nature Posts: 37Registered Users
    bump :)
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  • crimson_mariecrimson_marie Posts: 25Registered Users
    What does rose water actually do to your hair?
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  • back2natureback2nature Posts: 37Registered Users
    I've been using mine on my face, actually. You can make toners with it, or else, you can put it on cotton pads and then on your eyelids to give your eyes a nice, cool rest. I think you can spray it on to set your makeup, but I haven't tried that yet.
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