Let’s do a little DIY.
When I was a young mom, ahem….. I did DIY projects ALL THE TIME.
But now that I’m older and wiser, my time is needed elsewhere and most often, I just buy things already done. Unless it costs a fortune. And to get really good rose water toner, it’s a small fortune. I love the benefits of rose water on my face and neck, and I also don’t want to break the bank. Or use my children’s college fund for my self care. So here’s the ROSE WATER TONER recipe I made and use EVERY SINGLE DAY.
DIY ROSE WATER TONER
3 cups rose water (see below)
1 cup witch hazel or rose witch hazel
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar with mother
4-5 drops rose essential oil
Small glass spray bottles (Amazon or walmart)
To make rose water: 3 cups water, and rose petals to fill it completely full. So about 8-10 roses. The more fragrant the rose the better the rose water will be. Darker roses produce dark rose water. White and pink roses produce clear rose water.
Soak the rose petals in the water in a medium saucepan for 2 hours. Then bring the water to a nice light simmer. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the roses “soak” one more time. As the roses soak in the warm water, the oils and fragrance will then transfer to the water. Bingo. Your kitchen will smell like a rose garden.
Once the water is room temperature, remove the rose petals and pour your rose water through some cheesecloth to remove any pieces of stem, petal etc.
Now it’s time to assemble.
Add your witch hazel, and vinegar, and essential oils to your room temperature rose water. Stir to combine.
Measure into small spray bottles. Store in a cool dry place, for up to 6 months. Also it’s great to keep in the fridge for a nice cool spritz in the summer. (I’ve used it on sunburns, and it was amazing too.)
Rose water toner is great to smooth your skin, tighten, tone, and even out your skin tone. It’s refreshing and I love using it every night before bed.
Happy DIY Rose Water Toner making. XO