When I can find easy home remedies that can cut out both expensive purchases and chemicals, I am all about giving them a whirl. This is a great time of year for making rose water because the sun can do the distilling process for you. Rose water is said to help with many common ailments and can be used in the following ways:
• Soothes skin irritation.
• Reduces skin redness.
• Heals cuts, scars, and burns.
• Helps prevent and treats infections.
• Contains antioxidants.
• Enhances mood.
• Relieves headaches.
• Soothes PMS symptoms.
To apply the rose water, you can add it to a bath, rub it directly on the problematic area, or simply sprits it in the air. I can’t wait to hear about your experience!
Remove petals from the stems and wash them under fresh, clean water to get rid of any pollen, dew, or other residues.
Place the rose petals in a clean glass jar and fill it to the top with water.
Keep the jar in a sunny place that gets direct sunlight for 2-3 days until the petals look soggy and discolored.
Remove the jar from the sun and strain out the rose water into another clean glass jar or bowl.
The rose water should last a few months in the refrigerator and is still good even if it changes color a bit.
In the case that the mixture starts to smell bad or looks moldy, chuck it out and make a fresh batch.
All you need for rose water are roses and water!