Do-It-Yourself Bottled Rose Water

The newest addition to my beauty routine is rose water, and today I have for the blog a do-it-yourself bottled rose water recipe. I took inspiration from Swooned Magazine and this post.

There are many benefits to rose water, however the biggest plus in my opinion has to be its light scent. It is very much so reminiscent of a bouquet of roses – and for a romantic like myself, that is its selling point.

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You will need:

  • Miniature spray bottles (I got this one for .97 at Target!)
  • Pot with lid
  • Stovetop
  • Fresh rose petals
  • Purified water
  • Measuring cup
  • Coffee filters


Making this DIY is fairly simple, and it only took me around 2 hours to prepare, cool, and bottle.

First, gather your rose petals. My grandmother has a variety of garden roses in our front and back yards, so I experimented with a few in order to achieve the pretty pink color you see in the photos. I ended up using petals from one darker pink rose. You are also welcome to use store-bought roses. Either way, make sure you rinse the petals!

Next, place your petals into a pot with purified water. I used less than half of a water bottle to cover all the petals. After it begins to boil, allow it to simmer just until the petals have lost all their color. Remove from heat.

Once cooled, I poured the water and petals over a coffee filter into a measuring cup. It made it easier to bottle in the long run.

The end result should be a full bottle of your very own rose water. The finishing touch was the sticker label I added to the front!

The Benefits

Aside from being cheap to make yourself, there are quite a few benefits of it. I was pleased to learn of these qualities:

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflamatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Moisturizing
  • Toning

If its light, fresh scent isn’t enough to encourage you to make this DIY, I do hope its benefits are!

Let me know in the comments if you decide to make it!