DIY Rose Hydrosol

Friday, May 23, 2014

Juliet: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

Over on the Facebook page I asked you:

This recipe is simple, yet amazing! There are other, more complicated methods of making this hydrosol (aka: flower water).
  • You will need several roses, from a garden that does not use chemicals. 
  • A strainer or infuser.
  • Large bowl.
  • Pot for boiling water
  • Glass jar for storing your hydrosol.
-Place rose petals (petals only) in your infuser or strainer, place in your large bowl. 
-Boil water, carefully pour boiling water over the rose petals in your strainer/ infuser. 
-Allow the rose petals to remain in your strainer/ infuser in the water as it cools.
-Press excess water out of the petals as you remove the strainer/ infuser from the water.
-Let cool to room temperature, then pour into glass jar for storage.
-Let your hydrosol cool completely before using.

I will be back next week with a few smart ways to use hydrosol. Until then let me know what you think about this simple recipe in the comments section below or recommend a way for me to use it!


  1. Love this! I was wanting to buy some online but it's so expensive. Can you use dried petals? And how long will this last? Like, would it be okay to make lotion with it?

    1. Thanks for your comment, however I can't give you a 100% sure response about the shelf life. I am totally new to rose hydrosol. From what I have researched as long as you store it properly and keep it from direct sunlight it should last for a long time. I'm going to make a lotion with some of mine. I will probably split what I make and keep half in the fridge and the other half I'll keep in a dark colored jar out of the sun! I am learning with you! =D

  2. Sooo... I've been wanting to try my hand at making a healthy version of Turkish Delight, and I've noticed most recipes call for rose water. Is this the sort of thing you could use?

  3. Honestly I had no idea what Turkish Delight was, but after a little bit of research I found this:


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