Jun 16, 2015

Make Your Own Rose Water

Absolutely love this time of the year....Especially when the roses are blooming.... The fragrance can take any problem away....spending time near these beautiful plants is therapeutic...Maybe that's why the girls take their dust baths underneath them...Nature is medicinal... We should never take it for granted & fight to preserve it...
We can preserve it for when the long winter months arrive again....  That is what I have been doing...taking my colander & walking around gathering rose petals as well rose buds to dry...nice in a tub...

So after you gather them, dig out some nice jars or bottles.....then add...

 3 Parts of Witch Hazel or Vodka
1 Part distilled water'
Rose petals  (the more fragrant the better)

Mix & set in a cool dry place for at least 3 weeks.
Strain & add back to your bottles or an atomizer 
if you used Vodka to spritz on after a bath...

I did both versions....Next year I am going to try the steam distillation method ...
Enjoy!!


4 comments:

Méa Strauß said...

Ohhh, Linda, the steam destillation?? Oiiii... Can´t wait. Such a lovely thing to do - keeping the essence of summer.
Oh, if I only had a garden - but I try to make my balkony one.
Sunny greetings from Méa

Linda Starr said...

oh fresh rose water to dab on the wrist and have the fragrance linger all day, heaven

Bohemian said...

Rose Water, Linen Sprays of a variety of Fragrances... Bath Salts... Home Made Soaps... all bring an element of luxury to everyday life. Thanks for this recipe... Dawn... The Bohemian

Gothic Minerva said...

So much beauty in those photos..!
Hugs & Blessings from Jenny
<3

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