Not just a symbol of love and romanticism, roses or flowers called Latin Rosa damascena It is also popular as one of the basic ingredients in the health and beauty industry. In fact, roses are also widely used as ingredients skincare you know.
Did you know that rose water, which is known to be fragrant, actually has a number of benefits for the skin? No wonder you see rose water in the composition of skincare ingredients such as toners and other beauty creams.
Rose water will inhibit harmful enzymes namely elastase and collagenase, which are involved in the skin aging process.
According to aromatherapist Kannank Laseeta, natural rose water without chemicals can be used every day and is suitable for all skin type. However, if you’ve never used it before, it’s best to do a patch test first, to avoid allergies to roses.
Well, for those of you who are sure to use it, you can immediately make it yourself, you know. Find out how here, Mother.
How to make rose water alone
Reported from Healthline and StylecrazeThe first thing you need to do is prepare the rose petals. For best results, you are advised to get organic flower petals.
If you can’t get them, you can use healthy flowers, and make sure they aren’t sprayed with pesticides or other chemicals.
The number of petals needed also depends on how much rosewater you want to produce. Usually two or three flowers are sufficient for one cup of fresh petals or 1/4 cup of dried petals.
After getting quality flowers, separate the petals from the stems and wash them gently with water to remove dust and residual foreign material. Then, you can move on to the next stage, which is boiling, distilling, or crushing methods.
The first method is that you can boil the rose petals. The equipment that needs to be prepared is:
- 2 to 3 cups clean, fresh rose petals.
- Glass spray bottle or jar.
- 1/2 gallon of distilled water.
After setting up all the equipment, perform the steps below:
- Place clean rose petals in a saucepan and pour distilled water into it. Don’t add too much water, as this can dilute the rosewater.
- Place the pot on the stove over low heat. Cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, until the lids lose their color.
- Allow the rose water to cool.
- Strain the water into a spray bottle or jar.
- Refrigerate and use for up to a month.
2. Distilling or distillation
In the distillation method, rosewater collects at the bottom of the lid as condensation and drips into the bowl. This method provides the most concentrated rosewater but requires a few extra steps.
To do this method, prepare some equipment, such as:
- 2 to 3 cups cleaned fresh rose petals.
- Small and wide pots.
- Small heat-resistant bowl, such as metal or ceramic.
- 1 cup ice cubes.
- 1/2 gallon of distilled water.
- Place a small heatproof bowl in the center of a wide saucepan.
- Add the washed petals to the pan, being careful not to get them caught under the bowl. Add distilled water to the pot until the lids are just submerged.
- Place the lid upside down on top of the pot, and place ice cubes in the lid, then bring to a boil (steam will collect on the surface of the lid and then flow into the center and fall into the bowl).
- Reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, until the color of the petals has faded.
- Add more ice as it melts. Keep doing it until the process is complete.
- Cool the rose water.
- Strain and transfer the rosewater from the bowl to the spray bottle.
- Refrigerate and use for up to 6 months.
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