Close your eyes and feel a rose scented mist descending upon your face, neck and arms. That would be a nice refreshing feeling, don’t you agree. When prepared correctly your rose hydrosol will be both relaxing and hydrating.
I found 2 Rose Water Mist recipes that should be fun to make. I also added a couple of links to suppliers I use. No, before you ask. I don’t get paid for the referrals, it’s my way of sharing.
I also added extra details about essential oils. If you haven’t worked with essential oil before or made hydrosols, please take a moment to read over the: Essential Oils Tips & Cautions
Rose Water Mist With Essential Oils
1/2 cup filtered water
6 drops Rose Essential Oil (Essential oils are extremely concentrated plant derivatives, and should be used with caution— More information on essential oils below)
- Add water to your glass misting bottle.
- Add essential oil to Spray Bottle
- Shake well before using
Important Facts To Know
Your misting bottle spray should not be in a metal bottle, since metals can alter the essential oil's property. If you have to use plastic, use a high quality plastic so the oils don't absorb some of the plastic.
Use pure essential oils only. Many essential oils on the market are diluted with jojoba or other oils. Since you will be spraying this on your face, you will want to add an essential oil emulsifier.
You may also use other essential oils depending upon your preference, but rose is especially soothing to the skin.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are the naturally occurring, volatile oils obtained by care steam distillation, cold pressing or resin tapping. The purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come, having the characteristic aroma of the plant part from which it was grown from.
Pure oils are "neat", meaning they have not been processed, diluted or manipulated in any way with solvents or other additives. Although a particular species of plant harvested and distilled for its essential oil during a particular growing season in a specific region may produce a fragrance that differs from the same species grown in a different region, many of the main chemical markers and physical specifications may be very similar.
I've used "NOW Solutions" essential oils at A Younger You Skin Care for years. Lavender is my favor. I think they offer pure high quality essential oils.
here are a some things you need to consider when working with essentials oils. The Guide to Less Toxic Products, Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia offers this advise:
Essential Oils - Tips & Cautions
Essential oils are extremely concentrated plant derivatives, and if used should be used with caution. Here are some basic tips.
Do not use essential oils undiluted or in too high a concentration. Essential oils are very concentrated. If some is good, MORE IS NOT BETTER. Using too much can result in sensitization, and may burn or irritate skin or mucus membranes.
Oil and water does not mix. Recipes with essential oils must include an emulsifier to make sure the oil is dispersed equally throughout the product. If not, there is danger of sensitization. Shaking up an essential oil in water does not disperse it sufficiently. Some recipes are still circulating from a time before this was understood, and should not be used.
Salts, fat or alcohol can function as emulsifiers. Vodka, witch hazel, aloe vera gel, cornstarch and vinegar can also be used. Sea salts are especially good for bath products. Add oils to the salts first and let sit. Then add salts to bath. Whole milk can also be used as an emulsifier (not skim, its the FAT that is needed for the oil to mix with.) Fractionated sweet almond oil is a good emulsifier, and is available at most health food stores and stores which sell essential oils.
Rose Water Mist With Organic Rose Petels
I think this one is easier to make and the thought of making this rose water mist feels more luxurious. Point to be made here, it doesn’t have a very long shelf life.
1 cup fresh or 1/2 cup dried organic rose petals
5 cups water
Add the petals and water to a saucepan, cover, and bring to a boil.
Turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until the rose petals fade in color. Allow to cool completely.
Pass the rose water through a cheesecloth or fine mesh sieve. Decant the pure liquid into a sterilized glass bottle, and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
You don’t have to add an emulsifier to this recipe.
I like and Mountain Rose Herbs. I use their green organic teas to make the eye pads in my skincare treatments. You can purchase your herbs from them OR
Just buy a high quality rose hydrosol from them.
Don't forget to smile when mist you face relax and enjoy the moment.