How To Make Rose Water Using Fresh Flowers

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 30 mins Yields 1¾ cups

Turn rose petals into rose water for recipes and skin care products in under 30 minutes!


  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 1 cup (about 2 roses) petals cleaned
  • 1 teaspoon vodka (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan add distilled water, vodka and rose petals. Cover and bring to a simmer. Simmer until petals are pale (25-30 minutes).
  2. Remove from heat and drain liquid though a cheesecloth into a clean container. Discard petals.


Recipe Notes

Use fresh roses that are free of pesticides and fragrant for best results. Keep refrigerated and use within one week. If you are adding the vodka this will last longer , but I haven't test how much longer.
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