If you’ve ever tasted anything with that fragrant scent of rose, you know it’s absolutely captivating in desserts, skin scrubs or home products. This rose water is a simple recipe for all your culinary needs. It makes a generous 1 cup of a fragrant water suited for all sorts of recipes. If you’re following along on this floral May (#FloralSweetTreats) I would suggest you make a batch of this right here and now. We are going to use it in TWO exciting recipes later this month and while I don’t want to give anything away (I just love surprises!), I know that you are going to want to have rose water on hand!
This rose essence water is super easy to make and lasts for several weeks in your fridge. Even if you aren’t following along with my flower obsession this month, there are lots of uses for homemade rose water. Cooking, baking and bathing can all use rose water. Pour it in a pretty container with a bow for a very thoughtful gift. Spritz your bedroom, hair, and even the dog when you wish roses to be in full bloom all day long. That’s the dream!
Homemade Rose Water
2 cups Filtered Water
Choose a sweetly scented rose with a bit of color. It’s best to use untreated, organic roses to avoid any pesticides or chemicals! Wash rose and rinse well. Remove petals and discard the rest of the flower. Add petals and water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce to a low simmer and cook for about 15 minutes or until the rose petals become translucent. Strain the rose water with a fine mesh sieve and allow to cool. Store in the fridge for up to 6 weeks.