Thursday, 24 April 2014

In the Mirror: DIY rose water toner

Today I want to show you how to make your own rose water! It’s super simple and who doesn't love the smell of fresh roses… Rose water can be used as a base to a DIY mask, in your bath, as a hair rinse or as a facial toner.

What you'll need:
½ dozen roses, preferably with no pesticides
Approximately 5 cups of water
Small glass bowl
2 cups of ice
A large pot with a lid that fits securely
A jar or dark colored bottle with a lid
What to do:
Carefully remove petals and rinse gently in a strainer (to remove pesticides)
Place glass bowl in the bottom/ middle of the pan
Place the petals loosely around the bowl
Pour water over the petals, just covering them
Place lid upside down, to create a shallow bowl effect
Put ice on top of lid
Turn burner on low/medium (don’t boil)
Warm for 20 min
Remove excess water from melting ice cubes as needed
Strain into a jar or dark colored bottle
Keep refrigerated for up to a month

Enjoy the smell of roses throughout your house! Let the rose water cool before placing it in the refrigerator. This batch should be more than enough to last you through the month or you could give some away as gifts.
I like to soak a cotton ball in it and tone my face after cleansing, it feels fresh and rejuvenating.  Knowing that you're not putting a bunch of chemicals on your face is so refreshing. Pour a cup of it into your bath instead of bubble bath, which dies out your skin. Next week MWGS is doing a mother’s day inspiration week and I will be doing a DIY mask with rose water in it! Be sure to check back!

In the Mirror

rae xo

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