DIY Rose Water – how to use your leftover roses from Valentine’s day

DIY Rose Water Recipe

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Hey babes!!  Valentine’s Day is coming up and do you know what that means?  ROSES.  Over 200 MILLION roses will be produced for Valentine’s Day… Whoa.  That’s a lot of roses!!  I love fresh flowers but I’m always so sad to see them die.  Throwing them in the trash is a hard thing to swallow because I just see dollar bills in the trash, know what I’m saying?!

I wanted to share one of my favorite ways to repurpose roses so before you just toss out your wilted little beauties, make some rose water!  This is an amazing DIY rose water recipe.

This rose water recipe is one of my absolute favorites because it is so easy and it will save you some cash, baby!  You can buy Rosewater here, but why buy when you can have fun making it?!  You probably have everything you need, but if you don’t, grab these adorable apothecary mist jars here and my favorite cooking set here.

DIY Rose water how to use your leftover roses from valentines day with twistmepretty.com a step by step guide

Why rose water?

Rose water is incredibly good for you skin.  It can help relieve sunburns and insect bites but you can also use it as a toner after you’ve cleansed your face.  It’ll help reduce redness and inflation and it’s very effective at removing waterproof eye makeup!  If you soak a few cotton pads in rosewater and apply around your eyes for a few minutes it can also help with puffy eyes and dark circles!  Rose water can fade dark spots on your face, condition, and hydrate dry and aging skin and it can also remove bacteria on your skin which will help heal and prevent breakouts.  You can use rosewater as a finishing spray to set makeup or during the day to freshen up!  It works wonders on your hair too!  You can add a few drops of Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E to some rose water and use it as a rosewater treatment for damaged hair.  Leave it on for ten minutes a voila, you’ve got conditioned, shiny and fresh smelling hair!  Have I talked you into it yet?!

DIY Rose water how to use your leftover roses from valentines day with twistmepretty.com a step by step guide

Benefits of Rose Water

-Can be used as a toner after you’ve cleansed your face

-Reduces redness and inflation

-Removes waterproof makeup

-Can fade dark spots on your face

-Conditions and hydrates dry and aging skin

-Prevents breakouts by removing bacteria on your skin

-Can be used as a finishing spray to set your makeup

-Relieves sunburns and insect bites

-Treat damaged hair with just a few drops of Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E

Rose Water toner:

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One of my favorite things about rose water is it can act as a base to anything in your beauty regimen.  If you’re looking for a more purposeful toner, go ahead and add your favorite essential oils to your rose water.  One of my favorite concoctions is filling half a jar with pure Rose Water.  Fill the jar nearly full with Witch Hazel and then I like to add a few of my favorite essential oils to the mix.  Typically 10 drops of Lavender and Frankincense and then a few drops of Copaiba and Yarrow Pom.  It doesn’t smell as yummy but those oils are incredibly good for your skin and it makes the yummiest toner for after I wash my face.

Rose Water Recipe

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Ingredients:

For Homemade Rosewater:

Organic Roses (as many as you like -I used 7 stems).  Make sure they’re organic or wild because you don’t want to be spraying pesticides on your face.  If you cannot find organic roses near you, make sure to wash them thoroughly while they’re in the strainer.

Distilled water (enough to cover the rose petals) 

Spray bottle

Directions:

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-Remove petals from stems and wash them by running them under luke-warm water

DIY Rose water how to use your leftover roses from valentines day with twistmepretty.com a step by step guide

DIY Rose water how to use your leftover roses from valentines day with twistmepretty.com a step by step guide

-Add petals to a large pot and top with enough distilled water to JUST cover (not too much or you’ll dilute it)

DIY Rose water how to use your leftover roses from valentines day with twistmepretty.com a step by step guide

-Bring to a simmer, cover and warm over medium-low heat

-Let simmer for 20-30 minutes or until petals have lost their color and are pale pink.

DIY Rose water how to use your leftover roses from valentines day with twistmepretty.com a step by step guide

-Strain the mixture to separate the petals from the water.

DIY Rose water how to use your leftover roses from valentines day with twistmepretty.com a step by step guide-Discard petals and place water in a glass jar to store.  If stored in the fridge rose water can last up to 6 months!

For the Homemade Rosewater hair treatment:

1 cup of rose water

Few drops of Jojoba oil

1 capsule of Vitamin E

For the Homemade Rosewater Face Toner:

Half a jar of pure rose water

Fill rest of jar with witch hazel

Add favorite essential oils. I use 10 drops of Lavender and Frankincense and then a few drops of Copaiba and Yarrow Pom

(For toner, spray directly on face or spray on a cotton pad and wipe face to remove any residue)

Print or pin recipe below –

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And that’s it, friends!  Using my leftover roses to up my beauty game has been so fun.  What do you think?  Are you going to try it?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments.  Let me know how your rose water recipe turns out.  

 

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DIY Rose water how to use your leftover roses from valentines day with twistmepretty.com a step by step guide
DIY Rose water how to use your leftover roses from valentines day with twistmepretty.com a step by step guide

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