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by Andrea Witthoeft February 28, 2024 0 Comments

DIY Rose Water | 7 Ways to use it

Rose water is not just for enjoying in Bakerlita's creamy glaze recipe. Its delightfully delicate fragrance brings a calmness to the mind. It beautifies and soothes the hair. It cleanses, hydrates and tones the skin. Relish in rose water to relax in a bath. Spray it on your linens or yourself for a fresh, floral, natural perfume. 

So many possibilities and it is so easy to make at home. Steeping organic rose petals (fresh or dried) in distilled water, you can make your own homemade rosewater in no time at all. Read on for our simple recipe and some easy ways you can incorporate rose water into your day

Dry ingredients:
• 1 cup dried rose petal *organic
• 2 cups distilled water
- just enough to cover the rose petals


  • Place organic dried rose petals into a saucepan (or a kettle with a tea stepper) and fill with enough distilled water to just cover the petals.
  • Simmer over medium-low heat, bring the water to a simmer, and cover.
  • Best to simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the colour in the petals has faded.
  • Turn the heat off and leave to cool completely with the lid on.
  • Strain the rose water using a fine sieve, ensuring all petal residue has been removed.
  • The beautiful rose-coloured liquid will be created.
  • Pour your lovely pinkish rose water into your desired bottles or containers and seal.
  • It's now ready to use with the 7 ways you may desire


How to Use
  • This recipe makes enough to fill a 1 x 200ml glass bottle.
  • Store it in the fridge. Use within 2 weeks. Tip: Save time by making a larger batch of rose water and keeping it stored in a large sealed mason jar in the fridge. Make a smaller bottle when needed. You can use this homemade rose water in so many lovely ways.


DIY ~ 7 Ways to Use It
  • Sweet rose water glazes & frostings: I love adding this beautiful natural rose water to create a unique creamy glaze for my donuts and bundt cakes.
  • Facial toner: Lightly dampen a soft cotton facial cleansing pad with chilled rose water and dab it onto clean, dry skin. This beautiful infused water, with its mild astringent properties, will help tighten pores and gently tone the skin. To cleanse, just add a small amount of organic coconut oil to the pad with the rose water and easily wipe away makeup, dirt and bacteria.
  • Bath soak: Add a cup of rose water to warm bath water to relish in and relax. The rose water helps hydrate your skin. You'll leave the bath smelling like real roses. Relaxing bonus: Add lavender Epsom salt to boost magnesium levels and soothe aching muscles.
  • Moisturizing hair conditioning spray: Rose water is said to moisturize and hydrate dry, damaged hair, tame frizz, promote hair growth and soothe scalp inflammation. It can also help prevent or reduce dandruff issues. Use rose water as a final conditioning rinse after shampooing, or spritz your locks throughout the day when needed.
  • Spring/summer cooling face spritz: store your rosewater in a spray bottle and keep it in the fridge. Give yourself a refreshing spritz when desired.
  • Destress: My grandmother always said to “stop and smell the roses.” Destress and sleep deep by lightly spraying rose water onto your pillow at night before sleep time. It will calm and relax the mind and you'll wake up feeling rested, rejuvenated and refreshed.
  • Natural perfume: Smell beautifully naturally by giving yourself a good spray throughout the day and breathe in the fresh aroma of sweet roses.

Andrea Witthoeft
Andrea Witthoeft


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