Homemade rose water is an antioxidant rich infusion, with its soft pink glow and delicate blossom fragrance that makes an ideal addition to your natural beauty regime. Whether incorporated as a facial mist to keep blemishes at bay, or savored as a splash in a spritzer, this hydrating elixir will nourish your heart and settle your nervous system.
I am fortunate to care for rose bushes that allow me to harvest petals directly to create my own rose botanicals, including bath salts and infused oils. When it comes to claiming your bathtub as a dedicated Zen space, many flowers (such as lavender and chamomile flowers to name a few), can be enjoyed, either fresh or dried, and incorporated into bath salts mixed with essential oils (such as Plant Therapy).
As a Certified Meditation Instructor, I have seen firsthand the benefits my clients experience when they cultivate self-care practices that use holistic and intuitive remedies to calm their mind and soothe their body.
- Organic red or pink rose petals
- Medium saucepan
- Filtered water
Carefully wash red or pink petals for a classic rose water hue.
Place the petals in a medium saucepan and add enough water to cover just the tops of the petals. Bring the water to a low simmer for 10 minutes and let the petals cook, uncovered. Remove from heat and allow the petals to keep soaking until the water cools to room temperature. Strain the concoction to collect the liquid and discard the now-anemic petals.
Refrigerate this homemade rose water in an airtight container until ready to use. Rose water can be poured into a mister for a facial toner or added to bathwater for an ethereal experience.
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