Let me just say this rose water recipe totally blew me away! It has completely transformed my skincare and haircare routine. Learn how to make a rose water spray today!
Ever since making my rosemary water spray, I have been wanting to make a rose water spray because of its incredible benefits. Well, I finally made it and absolutely love it!
Did you know? Rose water is treasured worldwide for its delightful fragrance and amazing skin and hair care benefits. It’s not new either; in fact, it’s been around for centuries!
Rose water was favored in Middle Eastern cultures, notably ancient Persia, for the various beauty benefits it offers. And right now, it’s making a massive comeback.
Let me tell you – long gone are the days when Rose water was just reserved for your Grandmother’s dressing table!
Which is why, in this post, I’ll share my Rose water recipe with you. It’s suitable for use on both skin and hair.
We’ll learn how to use it to hydrate the skin, freshen up our hair, and even prep our skin for makeup!
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Rosewater For Hair Recipe
You will need:
- Approximately 3 rose flowers (or 1 full cup of fresh rose petals)
- 3 cups of water
Step 1: Remove the petals from the stems and wash thoroughly to remove any debris.
Step 2: Add the petals to a small saucepan and cover with water.
Step 3: Cover and bring the water to a simmer (not quite a boil), then reduce the heat to a simmer. The petals will float up in the water during the boiling phase, so they will need pushing down in the pan until they become softer.
Step 4: Simmer for 30 minutes (until the petals lose their color)
Step 5: Remove the rose water from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature. You can remove the lid to speed up the process.
Step 6: Strain the rose water and transfer it to an airtight spray bottle or glass jar with a lid.
Step 7: Store in the refrigerator and use within one month.
How to use Rose water for hair
I use my own rose water as a hair mist to give my hair a lovely, natural shine.
All you need to do is lightly spritz it onto your hair after shampooing and conditioning.
Whether you leave it in or rinse it out is totally up to you!
If you want to apply it a little thicker, like a hair rinse, spray, or pour a generous amount onto clean, damp hair. Use your hands to really work it into the strands and scalp.
Leave it in for as long or as little as you would like.
Top tip! Use rose water on your hair at least twice weekly for best results to welcome that glorious, healthy shine.
How to use Rose water for skin
Using rose water on my skin is actually my favorite way to use it. I use it almost daily as a pick-me-up or a face mist. The beautiful scent always lifts my spirits and my skin feels refreshed and hydrated. Especially when it’s nice and cool coming out of the fridge.
Rose water is also great to use before applying lotion or makeup. Mist it onto your skin before applying your favorite lotion or use it to prep the skin before applying makeup.
Why I love this recipe
There are so many reasons I love this rose water recipe. It’s so cheap to make, whereas buying a small bottle of rose water is going to cost a pretty penny.
Some even believe it helps with hair growth, so it’s well worth making up a batch to see how it works for you!
In fact, a rose infusion is not just useful for skin and hair but also for the whole body. Rose tea, or a cup of rose water, is a great source of vitamins and delicious in taste, too.
Benefits of Rose water for Hair and Skin
Let’s explore the positive impacts of Rose Water!
- Balancing the pH of your hair: Rose water is believed to help balance the pH of the scalp skin (source), leading to healthier hair growth.
- Soothing: Rose water’s anti-inflammatory properties have never let me down! They help soothe skin and hair irritation, reducing redness and dryness.
- Cleansing: Rose water is one of those wonderful natural ingredients you can use on pretty much anything. I like to use it on my skin as a cleanser and toner, helping refresh the face and tighten pores.
- Shine: I’m talking about shiny hair! I don’t know how – maybe because of the moisturization factor, but my hair always looks shinier after just one application.
- Moisturizing: I enjoy rose water because it’s a great moisturizer. It adds hydration where it’s needed on my hair and skin without leaving that grimy, greasy feel.
- Antioxidants: The antioxidants in rose water are believed to help keep skin looking bright and youthful – it’s worth a try!
- Natural Fragrance: I absolutely adore the natural scent of rose water on my hair and skin; it’s like a subtle, floral perfume and seems to last through much of the day.
Choosing Quality Roses
To help keep your Rose water as fresh as possible and make it last longer, focus on picking the freshest, most fragrant roses when you make it.
Be prepared to get your nose right in there if you’re buying fresh roses or wild roses in the local store or garden center!
It’s essential to pick organic rose petals that are free from pesticides. An easy rule of thumb is to choose roses with a strong scent and a vibrant color – both are indicators of their freshness.
Store in a reusable container
I keep my rose water in a glass spray bottle that I had lying around; however, you can store it in any type of container!
Rose water must be kept in the fridge at all times and should last up to one month if the lid is screwed on tightly after each use.
Can I spray Rose water directly on my hair?
You sure can! Use it as if it’s a leave-in conditioner, so apply it after shampooing, then dry it as usual. Your hair should look healthier with a lovely, natural shine.
Are there safety tips when using Rose water?
As with every DIY beauty product, doing a patch test is a great idea.
Also, avoiding roses that are coated in pesticides is ideal, as these could leak into your Rose water when you boil the petals.
Buying organic roses is safest, or picking your own roses from the garden – fresh petals work the best!
Can you use dried rose petals to make Rose water?
You can use dried rose petals; however, I personally prefer using fresh rose petals. I feel the scent is somewhat nicer. Why not try both fresh and dry in different batches and see which you prefer?
Making your own Rose water spray is an easy way to get the benefits of roses into your beauty routine.
Rose water works great on all types of skin; plus, it feels heavenly on your skin.
This recipe for Rose water spray gives me feel-good vibes. I love knowing exactly what goes on my skin and hair. It’s why I enjoy all DIY skincare!
So too, is DIY rose water a sustainable choice, reducing the amount of store-bought products I bring home. This, in turn, cuts down on waste and unnecessary toxins.
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- Approximately 3 rose flowers (or 1 cup of rose petals)
- 3 cups of water
- Remove the petals from the stems and wash thoroughly to remove any debris.
- Add the petals to a small saucepan and cover with water.
- Cover and bring the water to a simmer (not quite a boil), then reduce the heat to a simmer.
- Simmer for 30 minutes (until the petals lose their color)
- Remove the rose water from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature. You can remove the lid to speed up the process.
- Strain the rose water and transfer it to an airtight spray bottle.
- Store in the refrigerator.