Homemade Rose Water Recipe
I started using all-natural home & beauty products a few years ago because I learned about the chemicals in most commercial beauty products. The average person slathers, lathers, rubs and sprays ~10 different skin care products on his/her body every day–and since our skin acts more like a sponge than a barrier, we absorb the nearly 130 chemicals we regularly expose ourselves to.
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That’s why I believe in reducing the amount of chemicals we expose ourselves to via skin care and home cleaning products. And it’s super easy and inexpensive to use natural recipes for skin care.
Here’s one of my faves:
Homemade Rose Water RECIPE
(tones skin, anti-inflammatory, refreshing, smells great, reduces redness)
Pick the flower petals and buds off of fresh roses, or use organic dried rose petals.
Put some in a pot (I usually fill it 1/3 – 1/3 full)
Pour in water and heat til boiling
Let boil for 3-4 mins
Turn the heat off and let the petals sit in the heated water for 20 minutes or so. The heat is what draws the oil out of the petals.
Strain, let cool, et voila!
Rose water can be used for so many applications but I love it as a natural toner. It is very gentle for sensitive skin and reduces redness and inflammation. It’s hydrating, anti-bacterial and has loads of antioxidants which help reduce free-radical skin damage (aka aging). Plus, it smells YUMMY!
When I started making them for friends & family (and later selling them on Etsy), I realized how much I loved the process of devising and testing these recipes. I feel like this is my way to make art. So much so that even when I’m doing something else, I’m usually thinking about what color or shape my next bath bomb or soap is going to be.
Give it a whirl and let me know what you think!
If you don’t want to do it yourself, you can always purchase my Lavender Rosewater Toner. It’s a dead-on Lush Eauroma Water Dupe at a lower price!