Sunday, February 7, 2016

DIY Your Own Rose Water

This simple rose water recipe will look beautiful packaged in a unique bottle. For an extra-special twist include handwritten beauty tips and attach them as a gift tag to the bottle to make your gift even more personalized.

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What you’ll need:

(Depending on how much rose water you want to make always do one part rose petals to two parts water).
  • Fresh Roses – choose roses that have not been treated by chemicals or pesticides
  • Water
  • Large pot
  • Decorative bottle
  • Strainer
  • Gift tag (optional)
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Directions:

  • Get as many fresh roses as you wish, depending on how much of the water you are planning to make.
  • Wash the flowers thoroughly in water and tear off all of the petals.
  • Place the rose petals in a pot and add just enough water to barely cover the petals.
  • Boil the rose/water mixture on low heat until the roses reduce down and turn white.
  • Cool and strain the water.
  • Once the water is cool, pour into a spray bottle of your choice and keep in refrigerator to keep longer.
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Add other ingredients to customize your homemade gift:

  • Mix ½ cup of your homemade rose water with ¼ cup of witch hazel for a great makeup setting spray that also controls oil.
  • For dry skin, add 1 tablespoon of aloe or glycerin to ½ cup of rose water.

Rose Water Beauty Tips (Print these tips on labels or pretty paper to add to your gift)

  • Use rose water as a makeup refresher: spray rose water on dull skin throughout the day to revive your glow. Keep a bottle at your desk at work.
  • Place cotton pads soaked in rose water on eyes to cool down/ soothe puffy eyes.
  • Add to bath water for a great skin moisturizer.