Rose water (also spelled Rosewater) can be used in cooking as well as a rich beauty aid. Try some as a facial toner or astringent, in your bath water or as a facial splash (refresher).
Fresh Petals & WaterNotes on Preparation:
- Petals must be freshly picked and have no pesticides or chemicals used on them.
- Pick the flowers just after the morning dew has evaporated, about 2 to 3 hours after sunrise.
- Use only the petals, not the stems or leaves.
- Wash quickly to remove any bugs or specks of dirt and immediately process with one of the methods below.
- If you don't grow your own, ask at the local florist or Farmers Market for organic ones.
Fresh rose petals (3 to 4 quarts)
Enamel canning or stock pot with lid
Deep, heavy heat proof bowl
- Fill the bottom of the pot with the petals and pour water over them until they are just covered. Place the bowl in the middle of the