Tuesday, May 22, 2012

brewing some rose water







Since the batch of soap and the lip balm went so well, I'm now gearing up to make homemade moisturizing lotion.   And, since one of the rose bushes has begun to bloom, why not make some rose water to use in place of the plain distilled water...rose water is great for dry, sensitive or aging skins {ME!}. It has a tonic and astringent effect and is very soothing to irritated skin.



I've used the distilled method in the past, but today I went the quicker route and made a rose water infusion:
  • I gathered lots of rose petals after the morning dew had dried
  • placed them in a mason jar
  • covered them with distilled water I had brought to a boil
  • I'll let them sit overnight & tomorrow I will strain out the petals
I'll let you know how the moisturizer-making turns out,

Deb

16 comments:

  1. Rose petals on these wild shrubby roses are so fragrant and beautiful. I hope the rose water works wonders. I should try it too. There's a yellow rambling rose bush blooming next door!

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    1. You're right, the wilder type roses do smell the best--there are some other roses I've planted that have absolutely no fragrance--very disappointing...Deb

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  2. Hi Deb, rose water is super lovely. I have never made my own. I am a bit lazy I guess. I use honey straight from the pot for a cleanser, then rose water to tone, then coconut oil for moisturising. Works well but I do sometimes miss the creaminess of a good moisturiser. I'm inspired to try your beauty recipes! xx Fi

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    1. Thank you! I have never tried honey for a cleanser--that's good to know...Deb

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  4. This sounds lovely! Will you also post the recipe for the moisturizer?

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    1. Kris, I will pass on the recipe if successful :) ...Deb

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  5. I kept thinking of the lovely scent of rose water as I read your post. I've never made my own and hope you'll let us know how yours turns out.

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    1. I will Debbie; thanks for your visit!...Deb

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  6. Making rose water is really that easy?! Sheesh! I need to make me some :)
    Now if I can only keep the black spot off the bushes this year. I seem to lose at this every year :(

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    1. Well, it's the first time I've made the rose water by this infusion method---I will let you know how it turns out...Deb

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  7. Such lovely photos! Sounds like a fun project!

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    1. Thanks, and glad you stopped by! ...Deb

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  8. I might try this with lavender....bet it would work the same way!

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    1. You're right--lavender would be great! ...Deb

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  9. Oh goodness... Another reason to plant roses!

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