DIY – How to turn your rose petals into a rose water

DIY rose water by Kenny

Hey lovelies! In today’s blog post, I have decided to share with you all step by step ways to repurpose your roses.

So, I was gifted a bouquet of roses by an admirer and I just could not bring myself to throw them in the bin. I love flowers, the Naomi rose flower especially. Therefore, throwing them in the bin was not an option. One night, I was online shopping for makeup setting spray and that was when it occurred to me that I might as well make my own setting spray making use of the leftover roses. And that was how the idea of a rose water came to mind whoop! Whoop!

This DIY rose water steps/recipes are very easy and making your own rose water from leftover roses will save you a lot of money.

The first step to making a rose water is by having a rose to use. It can either be a leftover rose from valentines’ day or just a rose from your garden! If you are going to use a rose from your garden, make sure you pluck it in the morning when they are still very fresh. You can use as many roses as you like. It all depends on how much rose water you are trying to make. Once you have your rose, then go to the next step!!!!

The second step when making a rose water is to remove your petals from the stems. Make sure the stems are slowly and properly removed. After this, go to the third step.

Once stems are removed from the petals, the third and fourth step is to put all your petals in a bowl and run them under a Luke-warm water making sure they are thoroughly washed in order to make sure you’re not spraying pesticides on your face, especially if they are gotten from your garden.

Once petals have been placed in a bowl and has been properly washed, put your petals inside a pot with diluted water and cover. Make sure water is not too much to avoid diluting it. let it simmer for about 20-30 mins or until the rose colour fades and turn pale pink.

Once your rose water is ready, pour inside a jar or into a setting spray and store in the fridge. Based on research, Rose water can last up to 6 months if stored in the fridge.

Benefits of rose water

Rose water can be used for mostly everything. From skin, to hair, to cooking, to make up setting spray etc… in other to get more benefit from your rose water, add a few drops of jojoba oil or olive oil into it and it will be a perfect treatment for damaged hair.

Based on research, below are the few benefits of a rose water.

  • Can be used as make up setting spray
  • Help treat infections
  • Reduces skin redness
  • Help heal scars and burns
  • Boosts mood
  • Strengthen hair
  • Acne treatment
  • Body lotion

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