Make Your Own Rosewater | Rose Facial Toner Recipes

RosewaterMake Your Own Rosewater | Rose Facial Toner Recipes

Rosewater has been used since ancient times to create smooth and beautiful skin and hair. It is a well known beauty secret. Rosewater is astringent. Additional ingredients can be added to rosewater to moisturize and soften the skin and hair. It is very easy to make your own rosewater. Rosewater can also be used in facial toner recipes. Read on to find out how.

Rosewater Recipe

This rosewater recipe is a simple infusion of roses into water. This water can easily be made weekly.

You Need:

  • 2 cups fresh fragrant rose petals (pesticide free)
  • 3 cups distilled water or spring water

Optional Nourishing Ingredients:

  • ¼ teaspoon vegetable glycerin
  • 4 drops almond oil
  • ¼ teaspoon aloe vera gel


1. Bring the distilled water to a full boil in a stainless steel or glass pot.

2. Add 2 cups fresh fragrant rose petals to the pot of boiling water and cover with the lid.

3. Turn the heat off and remove the pot from heat.

4. Allow the roses to steep in the water for about 15-30 minutes.

5. Use a metal strainer to strain the cooked roses from the water. An unbleached coffee filter can be used inside the strainer to filter out any tiny pieces of plant material.

6. Optional: Add additional nourishing ingredients; almond oil, aloe vera gel and vegetable glycerin. Choose any one or add all three.

7. Pour into bottles. 8. Cap and Label.

Store bottles in the refrigerator and use within one week.

Watch our video on making rosewater here.

Rose Facial Toner Recipe

Facial Toners soothe, refresh skin and help to remove oily residue. Here are three different facial toner recipes customized to the different skin types, each include rosewater, aloe vera gel and witch hazel.

Rose tones, soothes, nourishes, regenerates and revitalizes skin
Aloe Vera Gel a great healing moisturizer and anti-inflammatory, soothing, cell renewing, contains vitamins. Use for all skin types.
Witch Hazel an astringent and anti-inflammatory, excellent for cleansing and toning the skin

Normal Skin
4 tablespoons witch hazel
4 tablespoons rosewater
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel

Dry Skin
2 tablespoons witch hazel
6 tablespoons rosewater
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel

Oily Skin
6 tablespoons witch hazel
2 tablespoons rosewater
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel

Measurements are for a 4 ounce bottle: combine all ingredients, shake before each use, and apply to face with a cotton ball after cleansing.

Option: use 1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin in place of aloe vera gel, glycerin softens and adds moisture to the skin.
Are you interested in making more personalized and naturally preserved skin care products? Check out our Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making Course. In this course you will learn how to make your own personalized skin care line that is naturally preserved. 

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