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How to Make Your Own Rose Water

This simple tutorial will teach you how to make your own rose water! Use your homemade rosewater for recipes, beauty ideas, and to freshen your home.

How to Make DIY Rose Water

Have you ever used rose water? I don’t usually get into fragrances that are super strong or floral, but this DIY version that we whipped up is so light and lovely!

You can use it for everything from a light perfume to a face toner and more, and it’s pretty darn simple to make.

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Choosing Rose Petals for homemade Rose Water

When you’re choosing flowers to make your rose water, there are a few things to consider.

First, it’s best if you can find organic roses grown without pesticides. Perhaps you have a neighbor who has a few roses to spare! Or you could even have some in your own yard to clip and use.

Also consider the color of the petals, as with the method we’re using to create your rose water will leach some of the color from the petals and tint the water.

Finally, choose a rose with a scent that you love! Red and pink roses tend to have stronger scents, while white, yellow, or orange roses are slightly less distinct.

How to Make DIY Rose Water

Ways to Use Rose Water

There are so many ways to use this lovely homemade rose water!

Beauty Uses for Rose Water

  • Rosewater has anti-inflammatory properties, so it can be used as a calming and soothing skin toner.
  • Spritzing on your scalp can help with inflammation and assist in controlling dandruff.
  • Its moisturizing properties can help keep skin hydrated.
  • Use it by spritzing on your pulse points for a light and all-natural perfume.

Ingestible Uses for Rose Water

  • Rose water is a lovely addition to many cocktails (like our Rose Cordial Spring Cocktail).
  • Add a few drops to your tea to help hydrate your skin from within.
  • Some studies have shown rose water to have anti-aging properties, aiding with reducing fine lines and wrinkles when ingested.

Home Uses for Rose Water

  • Add your rose water to a spritz bottle and use it as a pillow spray.
  • Pour some rose water into your bath for extra skin hydration and a lovely scent.
  • Spritz your closet with rose water once a week for a fresh scent.
How to Make DIY Rose Water

Supplies You’ll Need

Materials

Get The Printable Rose WAter Label

Part of what makes this project so charming is this free printable label that I’ve created for you!

The label makes it so easy to create the homemade rosewater to give as gifts. A few great gifting ideas might be…

  • give rose water as favors to guests at your shower or wedding
  • create a batch of rose water and give to neighbors for a spring or summer gift
  • make rose water to give to teachers or friends during the holidays
  • hand out bottles of your homemade rose water to girlfriends for Galentine’s Day

To get the free printable labels, just enter your info below and I’ll send them right to ya!

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How to Make Your Own Rose WAter

  1. Pull the petals off of your roses. If they’re homegrown and organic, you can toss them into the pot. If they’re from the store, rinse the petals in cool water to rid them of any impurities.
  2. Fill the pot with petals and add enough water just to cover them.
  3. Heat on high until boiling, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Boil for a few minutes, until the color leaches from the petals.
  4. Remove from heat and let the water cool. Remove the petals from the water and discard. Pour the water through the coffee filters to filter out any debris.
  5. Download and print our free downloadable labels on the full-sheet labels. If necessary, resize them to fit the size of your bottles. Trim around the edges of the labels.
  6. Peel away the back of the stickers, and apply them to the bottles.
  7. Use a funnel to fill the bottles with your rosewater. Fill them all and use them or gift them to friends and family!
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how to make your own rose water
how to make your own rose water

More Beauty DIYs to Try

I loved making this recipe, and not just because it makes your kitchen smell like roses for days.

If you like this, you’re probably going to love making our DIY all-natural body scrub! Perfect for giving as gifts (or keeping for yourself, because it’s that good).

And here are a few other beauty DIY ideas to try:

If you try and love this DIY, be sure to rate it below! xoxo

How to Make DIY Rose Water
How to Make DIY Rose Water
homemade rose water

Make Your Own Rose Water

Yield: Homemade Rose Water
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $20

This simple tutorial will teach you how to make your own rose water! Use your homemade rosewater for recipes, beauty ideas, and to freshen your home.

Materials

  • fresh organic roses
  • apothecary bottles or spritz bottles
  • pot with lid
  • stovetop
  • printable sticker paper
  • computer and printer
  • coffee filters

Tools

  • scissors
  • funnel
  • strainer

Instructions

  1. Pull the petals off of your roses. If they're homegrown and organic, you can toss them into the pot. If they're from the store, rinse the petals in cool water to rid them of any impurities.
  2. Fill the pot with petals and add enough water just to cover them.
  3. Heat on high until boiling, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Boil for a few minutes, until the color leaches from the petals.
  4. Remove from heat and let the water cool. Remove the petals from the water and discard. Pour the water through the coffee filters to filter out any debris.
  5. Download and print our free downloadable labels on the full-sheet labels. If necessary, resize them to fit the size of your bottles. Trim around the edges of the labels.
  6. Peel away the back of the stickers, and apply them to the bottles.
  7. Use a funnel to fill the bottles with your rosewater. Fill them all and use them or gift them to friends and family!

Notes

When you're choosing flowers to make your rose water, there are a few things to consider.

First, it's best if you can find organic roses grown without pesticides. Perhaps you have a neighbor who has a few roses to spare! Or you could even have some in your own yard to clip and use.

Also consider the color of the petals, as with the method we're using to create your rose water will leach some of the color from the petals and tint the water.

Finally, choose a rose with a scent that you love! Red and pink roses tend to have stronger scents, while white, yellow, or orange roses are slightly less distinct.

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13 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Rose Water

  1. I’m half Persian and we use rose water for all kinds of things! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been planning to make some for awhile, thank you for posting! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi! My name is Tricia Paoluccio and I discovered you on IG….I live in NYC but grew up in Modesto! I can’t believe you live there…I LOVE Modesto and every chance I get I come home. My parents live on a beautiful farm on Kiernan Ave. Listen…I’m an actor and I created a web series parodying the world of mommy bloggers. In real life I LOVE bloggers. This character I play is basically a huge narcissist try hard and fails miserably at the game. Anyway…ck it out if you want – mommybloggerseries.com
    I come home (hopefully) in Feb to shoot another episode in our almond orchard and I would love to meet you! My mom sells antiques at Magpies in Ripon and all my sis in law and I do in Modesto is can fruit, make jams and jellies, harvest honey, make soap and dip homemade candles!!! I feel we would be kindred spirits. Reach out if you want! xx T

  3. geez I can’t get enough of your blog. My character would DIE to be you …she has illusions of grandeur and basically is off the mark. I hope it would make you laugh. Cant believe you used to be a performer here in NYC. I wonder if we crossed paths. My husband is a director…Gabriel Barre. Anyway…sorry for going on and on and I hate this is public. But hopefully you can delete or whatever!!! I can’t believe you are in Modesto and your #thisisModesto hashtags make me SO HAPPY bc I love my hometown so much. Take care Chelsea!!!

  4. I canโ€™t wait to try this. I have white roses in our front yard. The next time they bloom I am getting my scissors out.

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