DIY Rose Water

Today, I am excited to share with you a guest post from the fantastic DIYer Mary of Evolve with Mary. Her blog is full of fun crafts and lifestyle challenges that are sure to inspire you! 

I never learned how to apply makeup. When I was a teenager there weren’t millions of youtube videos providing me with step-by-step directions on how to contour my face, my Mother was no help, so I never indulged.

When I have a severe breakout I have to suffer through with no relief, nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. Because of the slight disadvantage dealing with breakouts, my beauty regiment and beauty products have to be on point. No skipping face washes or exfoliations sessions. I give myself weekly face masks, steam my face regularly and make sure to moisturize multiple times a day.

Somewhere along the way I fell in love with making my own beauty products and one of my favorite things to make is Rose Water. Rose Water is a super beauty product compared to others. It’s been used for thousands of years, Cleopatra used Rose Water every day. If it’s good adderall online usa enough for Ancient Egyptian Royalty, then it’s good enough for me.

benefits of Rose Water created by Evolve with Mary

You can buy rose water as cheap as $15 and as expensive as $1000, my versions cost $10 and works just as good as the expensive stuff.

DIY Rose Water

Cost: $10

Time: 15 mins + cooling time

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials:

5-6 organic, non-pesticide Roses (about 3 cups rose petals)

2 cups distilled water + 1 cup to rinse roses

Directions:

Pluck petals and discard roses stems

Rinse petals with 1 cup distilled water

Discard water

Tear petals

Bring 2 cups of distilled water to a rolling boil

Add petals to water

Boil for 4-5 mins

Petals will lose their color and water will turn light/dark pink

*Do not over boil water can turn brown

Remove from heat

Cool for 1-2 hours

Once fully cooled, strain out all water and pour into a container

Discard petals

Enjoy!

You can use it as toner, a skin fresher, or as a rejuvenating mist

I keep mine in the refrigerator for a nice invigorating burst of goodness during the day.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m guest posting on Mary’s blog today, so be sure to check it out!

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24 comments

  1. Rosewater mist is my favorite! I have been using Mario Rosewater Spray, but how much fun to make your own! Rose is one of my absolute favorite scents! Love this! XOXO

  2. So much fun to see you here! And I love the music in the video! Scarlet would appreciate the brass instruments.
    I’m prone to breakouts so I love rose water!

  3. I love this. I’ve never made rose water myself. I’ve been paying crazy amounts of money for rose water mist. I love that stuff, but now thatI know I can make it- game ova!! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing, Mary!
    XOXO

  4. I’ll have to keep this in mind (when I’ve enough sleep to do anything productive at all) because it sounds great. My skin has been very ick postpartum….

    Thanks for the great guest post Ashley and Mary.