Tips For Preparing Rose Water In The Comfort Of Your Home
Rose has been long admired for its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties, also water has been proven to flush out toxins from the body and help improve metabolism in the body.
Rosewater is beauty magic that works wonder for your skin and can be used for many things but it is buzzier in skincare.
Benefits of rose water;
It Has Anti-Ageing Properties
It is loaded with anti-oxidant
It enhances mood
It helps in relieving headache
It soothes the skin
It helps treat and prevent infection
It heals scars and wound
It reduces redness
The best rose for preparing rose water;
An organic rose that is chemical-free and pesticide-free
Red, pink, moss or damask rose-because of their strong scent
Tips on how to prepare Rosewater;
The Simmering Method:
The simmering method is the quickest and easiest way to prepare Rosewater.
Remove petals from the stems
Wash them lightly with lukewarm water
Put the petals in a pot and add enough water that will cover it (11/2 cup) anything more will dilute the Rosewater
Let the water simmer on low heat until the petals have lost their colours, leave for 15/30 minutes
Put it down and let it cool
Use the strainer to remove petals and discard it
Bottle the rose water
The Distilling Method:
The distilling method is a traditional way of preparing Rosewater, it is more time consuming and of a natural benefit than simmering method.
5 cups of rose petals
Large pot with lid
A clean brick or stone
Place the brick or stone in the middle of the pot and put the glass bowl on it
Do not put the petals inside the bowl but around the brick
Pour distilled water on the brick, let the water be above the lid
Invert the lid on the pot; place your ice on the lid, add more ice when the one on the lid has melted
Let it simmer for 20-30 minutes on low heat
When removing the lid ensure the melted ice doesn’t pour into the bowl
Let it cool
Remove with strainer and bottle the rose water.
It can last for 6months when stored in the refrigerator.