I would like to share how I make rose water.
Personally, I prefer to use products that are made at home using natural fresh products as oppose to using pre-made masks and skin toners. There are many toners I like to use and rose water is one of them. Not only does it tone the skin (even the skin tone out), it also dries spots out. The only problem with using rose water is that it is extremely drying, so it is advisory that you keep your skin moisturised after using it and also use a spray bottle to ensure that you are not putting too much on your skin. I like to use Argan oil to moisturise my skin and use rose water thrice a week.
How to make rose water:
What you will need:
- Spray bottle/Jar
Lets get started:
First and foremost, you will require roses (are you really Pakistani if your nanni does not have roses in her garden???) , I just cut some from my nannis garden.
Upon collecting yo’ roses, remove the stem and wash the petals with cold water thoroughly to remove any insects and soil.
Once the petals are clean transfer them to a into pan with a cup of water and allow to boil. Basically once you transfer the rose petals to the pan put just enough water in to cover the petals, you don’t want to dilute the rose water too much.
Once the water starts to boil, the colour from the roses will transfer and they will become white- this is when it is time to remove the pan from the heat and transfer your rose water into a jar/spray bottle. Make sure that you strain the rose water to remove any petal residue.
Allow the rose water to cool before applying and you can store in the fridge for 5 days.
Let me know how you guys get on with using rose water and if this is helpful xx