Learn how to prepare rose water at home with these simple ingredients and you can begin to take advantage of all the benefits of this water that can help you treat skin problems by filling it with freshness, you can also use it as a tonic or to give a massage, there are many uses of this natural water.
The rose water is used in cosmetics not only for its pleasant aroma, but also because it has light astringent properties. As the gentlest of all astringents, rose water is often used as a toner for light and dry skin, so below you can learn how to make natural rose water.
Advice on buying rose water
You must be careful when buying rose water , pay attention to buy only the 100 percent pure form. Often what is available in drug stores and even some health food stores is synthetic rose oil and water with added preservatives. Pure rose water is distilled rose water. It’s usually made by ordinary distillation, and it smells divine and tastes delicious.
Availability: In addition to health food stores and herb stores, rose water can often be found in delicatessens and is used as a flavoring in fancy Greek pastries, puddings, and tarts.
Recipe for making rose water
This recipe is the most traditional way to prepare rose water. Although it is a bit more complicated, it is fun to do and the results are exceptional. You can make a quality quart of rose water in about 40 minutes. However, if you simmer the water too long, you will produce distilled water, but the rose essence will dilute. Rose water smells more like just distilled water, rather than the heavenly smell of roses.
Make sure you have a clean fireplaces brick ready (it can be something else that is heat resistant and doesn’t float in water too, in this case a brick was chosen because it is heavy and stable) and a good quality stainless steel container ( the blue type with white dots is perfect) and safe and a deep, heat-resistant glass container before you start.
- 2-3 quarts of fresh roses or rose petals (wild without pesticides)
- Ice cubes or crushed ice
How to make rose water step by step
1. In the center of a large pot with the lid reversed (a rounded lid), place a chimney brick. On top of the brick place the stainless steel container. Put the roses in the large pot, add enough flowers to reach the top of the brick. Pour in enough water to cover the roses. The water should be just above the top of the brick.
2. Turn lid upside down over large pot. Turn on the stove and bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat to a low, steady heat. As soon as the water starts to boil, pour two or three ice cube trays (or an ice pack) on top of the lid.
3. You have now created a still. As the water boils the steam rises, hits the top of the cold lid, and condenses. As it condenses it flows into the center of the lid and falls into the container. Every 20 minutes, quickly lift the lid and scoop out a tablespoon or two of rose water. It is time to stop when you have between half a liter and a liter of water with a strong smell and taste like roses.
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