Leanne Wei

DIY | How to make Rose Water

diy rose water

Antibacterial, antioxidant and relaxing - rosewater is a magical gift from nature that literally makes your skin glow.  Making your own rosewater at home may sound like a long and tedious process, but it's actually really quite simple!  There are, of course, many different and more complicated ways to make rosewater.  This version does not preserve as long as others but I find this to be the most simple method for the use I make of it.  From flavouring recipes and to adding fragrance and healing properties in natural DIY cosmetics, the uses are endless.  My favourite way to use it, however, is as a facial toner.  Since I never have the heart to throw out my flowers, I actually end up drying my own roses for my rosewater but please feel free to use fresh or dried petals.

You will need

1 cup dried rose petals
1 cup of distilled water
1 mason jar


  • Add the rose petals to a glass jar and pour over 1 cup of hot water.
  • Stir and let infuse for 3 hours with the lid tightly closed. Remove the lid a few times during the steeping process to stir.
  • After 3 hours, strain the mixture to remove the rose petals and store the mixture in a sterilized jar.

Tip - I like to keep my rosewater in the fridge as a refreshing facial mist or toner.  To preserve for recipes - pour the mixture into ice cubes and freeze.