Friday, July 11, 2008

Make Your Own Rosewater

Rose water is used in cosmetics for its lovely scent, but also because it has light astringent properties. As the gentlest of all astringents, rose water is often used as toner for fair and dry skin.
This article has good instructions for distilling your own with basic kitchen equipment.

The article calls for a brick to set a bowl on but an inverted heavy bowl will work. If you have a juicer/steamer pot, it will work too. I liked one of the comments about freezing the rosewater in ice cube trays and think that is better than adding a preservative such as alcohol.

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