Making Your Own Rose Water Toner
Rose water is amazing for your skin. Its soothing and balancing properties make it safe to use for all skin types. It has natural cooling, astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Applying rose water directly to your skin as a skin toner helps tighten, pores, cleanse your skin, add a beautiful glow and nourish it to prevent signs of aging. These steps will show you how cool and easy it is to make your own rose water toner.
Step 1: Wash and separate your rose petals.
Step 2: Put an appropriate sized metal stand inside a boiling pot and add the rose petals.
Step 3: Push the petals to the sides of the pot and place a bowl on the stand.
*Side note: Its okay if you do not have a metal stand to place inside the pot, you can use ceramic balls instead. The point is to not let the bowl inside the boiling pot touch the pot and get too heated.
Step 4: Add just enough water to the pot to cover your rose petals.
Step 5: Cover the pot with its lid upside down and bring it to a boil.
*Side note: Make sure the bowl you are using inside the pot is an appropriate size to allow the inverted lid to cover the pot properly
Step 6: Put some ice cubes on the inverted lid and let the solution simmer on medium-low heat for 20 to 30 minutes.
Step 7: When the ice melts, add more ice cubes. This helps in the process of condensation that helps form the rose water.
Step 8: After 20 to 30 minutes, the rose petals should turn white, turn off the heat, remove the bowl from the pot and allow it to cool.
Step 9: After cooling, transfer the rose water into a sterile bottle.
You can know use your own rose water not only as a toner, but also makeup remover or setting spray. Just make sure to store your homemade rose water in the refrigerator, it last up to 10 days.