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.
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
Gift tag (optional)
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.
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.