How to Make Rose Water using fresh flowers is much simpler than you may think! All you need are flowers and distilled water. This recipe doesn’t get any easier and is a wonderful addition to your pantry
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How To Make Rose Water
This bright ruby red rose water is stunning! It may look like food coloring, but it isn’t! This is just the actual roses dying the water!
I’ve always wanted to learn how to make this for use in some of my favorite recipe recreations.
As I experiment more and more in the kitchen, I love adding new ingredients, and this was an ideal fit for my recreation of some popular Middle Eastern recipes.
Since I didn’t find it in local specialty stores, I knew I had to learn how to make rose water at home.
I wasn’t disappointed when I whipped up this batch of rose water. Not only was it one of the easiest DIY projects I have ever made, but the result was also even better than what I would have found in the store.
A great addition to my pantry!
Is Rose Water For Cooking?
Yes! Rosewater is ideal for adding to recipes, but it’s also something that adds a wonderful floral scent.
Rose water is also known to be used in skin and hair care products.
It has gained more popularity in recent years due to some mainstream brands creating special sprays and products featuring rose as an ingredient.
How To Use Rose Water
Adding rose water to recipes only requires a teaspoon or two. Rose water acts similarly to extracts and in this case adds a simple floral flavor.
- Add to recipes for floral flavor and coloring
- Use as a facial toner
- Add to teas or lemonades for flavor and antiseptic properties
- Spray on cuts and wounds to help aid in healing
- Use for aiding in digestion
- As aromatherapy use to help relieve headache pain
As you can see, this isn’t just about adding a floral scent or flavor to a recipe.
Adding this to your pantry or refrigerator is ideal for cooking, skincare, and some relief of medical symptoms. While not a cure for anything, it’s a great addition to homeopathic tools in your arsenal.
How Long Does Rose Water Last?
When stored properly in an airtight container, can last up to 6 months when refrigerated.
If making larger batches, you can also can with a pressure canner to last longer periods of time.
How To Make Rose Water
There are several methods for making rose water, but I opted for a simple option using fresh flowers, and I am definitely happy with the result.
- Start with 2 cups distilled water and clean rose petals from 2 roses.
- Add 1 teaspoon of vodka as a preservative.
- Simmer ingredients until the color of the rose petals is pale. This takes around 30 minutes.
- Allow the rose water to cool, then bottle and refrigerate for future use.
If making homemade items is something of interest, make sure to check out my recipe for homemade stir fry sauce, homemade low carb barbecue sauce, red enchilada sauce, and my homemade vanilla extract.
How To Make Rose Water Using Fresh Flowers
- 2 cups distilled water
- 1 cup about 2 roses petals cleaned
- 1 teaspoon vodka optional
- In a small saucepan add distilled water and rose petals. Cover and bring to a simmer. Simmer until petals are pale (25-30 minutes).
- Remove from heat and drain liquid though a cheesecloth into a clean container. Discard petals.
- Add vodka to prepared rose water (optional).
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
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