How to make rose water
The water of roses It is a tonic of natural origin that is obtained from the rose petals, specifically it is an essential extract that is prepared from fresh rose petals and a distillate. For this reason it also tends to be known as rose syrup.
As regards the uses of rose water, we basically find two essential options. On the one hand, it is common to use rose water in the kitchen, especially in certain countries such as Iran, where it is usual to use it in the preparation of typical desserts. On the other hand, its use is recognized in the most natural cosmetics, as well as in the preparation of different natural remedies, thanks to its different and different qualities.
Although it is possible to find this wonderful preparation in specialized herbalists and beauty shops, it is also possible make rose water at home. How? It's actually very simple. In fact, to prepare the rose water we will only need rose petals and mineral water.
Some types of roses are more perfumed than others, if we get pretty fragrant roses the rose water will result in a more intense perfume. The amount of petals as well as water will be based on the amount of rose water that we are going to prepare.
What do you need? Ingredients
- 3 roses (from which we will extract their petals)
- Half a liter of mineral water
Steps to prepare rose water at home
- Remove the petals from the roses and put them in a heater with half a liter of water, making sure they are covered.
- We put the petals to cook for about two hours and with low heat.
- After this time we extinguish the fire, cover the heater and let the petals macerate at least two days.
- Then we return to boil the preparation in this case for one hour.
- We take a colander or a very thin cloth to strain the preparation.
- Once cast, we keep it in a container that we will cover for its best conservation.
What are the benefits of rose water made at home?
- For the skin: it helps to tone the skin, to rejuvenate it, to soften spots, stretch marks and wrinkles, and also acts as an excellent natural moisturizer. All this to be rich in natural antioxidants, such as vitamin C (which helps synthesize collagen), tannins and pectin, which in turn help to firm the skin.
- For the eyes: rose water can act as eye drops, being especially useful when it comes to cleaning the eyes.
- For the headache: when applied in the form of cold compresses on the forehead, rose water is ideal to relieve headaches and migraines.
- For the throat: when we have an irritated throat, a useful natural remedy is to gargle with warm water, baking soda and salt.
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