Updated: Sep 17, 2020
I LOVE the smell of roses, and would be happy to find it just about everywhere. Lucky for me, rosewater is very natural, easy to make and super versatile!
I’ve tried two recipes: simmering (easier and quick but not long lasting), and distilling - more involved, but resulting in a clear hydrosol with a longer shelf-life.
Now I can use my homemade rosewater in so many ways, and free myself of artificial fragrances (the commercial beauty product industry uses “chemicals associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions, and many substances that have not been assessed for safety in personal care products” especially in fragrances!)