DIY rose hydrosol/ rose water


For all these years I have used store bought rose hydrosols. It might be working for a few but definitely not for me because I have a sensitive skin. It actually darkens my complexion and it is so itchy when I apply.

My guess is, they add alcohol in the dilution process. So I did some research and decided to make one myself and use it in my DIY projects.

Rose hydrosols are very good for skin and in fact it brightens the skin and act as a natural skin toner. It can also be used as a natural perfume.

Store bought ones add fragrance and do the dilution with water and of course add preservative.

While store bought ones are readily available, the question arises.. Are they safe for skin?

So here I am showing you how to make your own natural and homemade rose water.


Ingredients needed are

  • Dried rose petals
  • Distilled water
  • A large pot with lid
  • A small cup
  • A medium sized bowl
  • Ice cubes

My amazon recommendations for this project


  • In a large deep bottomed pan, place a small cup upside down
  • Now add the dried rose petals and distilled water

  • Place a medium sized bowl on top of the small cup

  • Now place the lid upside down and switch on the stove and keep it under low flame.
  • Once the water is hot, place the ice cubes on top of the lid.

  • Change the ice cubes once it melts. Do this process twice.
  • Switch off the stove and slowly remove the medium sized bowl from the large pan.
  • Clean a spray bottle using isopropyl alcohol and store the rose water.


  1. Clean all the utensils using isopropyl alcohol to keep the germs and bacteria away.
  2. Store the rose water in refrigerator for up to a 10 days.


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