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Create Your Own Refreshing Rosewater Facial Spray In 7 Easy Steps

by Emily Popp

Rosewater is naturally antioxidant-rich, hydrates skin, and reduces redness. But store-bought rosewater face sprays can cost upwards of $30, and honestly, any type of water shouldn’t hit your wallet that hard. Luckily, there’s an easy recipe for making your own DIY rosewater spray that hardly requires any materials. The soothing power of rose petals does the heavy lifting here, and you don’t need a lot of ingredients. The steps are simple, so you don’t have to be a chemist to whip this up at home. Once you’ve bottled your rose spray, simply spritz onto your face after cleansing or over your makeup for a quick pick-me-up during the day.


  • Large-lidded glass jar
  • Small saucepan
  • Strainer
  • Small bowl
  • Small spray bottle
  • Fresh petals from 3 to 4 organic roses
  • 1.5 cups distilled water
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin
  • A few drops of lavender oil or your favorite essential oil (optional)
  • A few small raw rose quartz crystals (optional)


1. Carefully peel the organic rose petals and place them inside the jar. (Any type of rose will work, but red roses produce the brightest color.)

2. Pour distilled water into the saucepan and heat until lightly boiling. Then add boiling water to the jar and close the lid.

3. Once the contents have fully cooled, gently shake the jar to mix the petals. Use a wooden stirring stick to further mix the contents, if needed.

4. Open the jar and pour the mixture into a strainer over a small bowl. Gently push down on the petals to squeeze out any remaining liquid into the bowl.

5. Add the vegetable glycerin to the bowl, gently mix, and then transfer the rosewater mixture from the bowl into a spray bottle. A funnel may make this step easier if your bowl doesn’t have a pouring spout.

6. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil (we suggest jojoba oil for extra nourishment or lavender oil for an added calming effect).

7. As an optional last step, drop a few small pieces of rose quartz crystals into the bottle for an extra dose of self-love magic.

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