Rose Water Skin Toner Homemade Recipe

Rose Water Skin Toner Homemade Recipe

Rose Water Skin Toner: A Gentle and Fragrant Elixir for Radiant, Glowing Skin.

Rose water, an elegant and timeless beauty ingredient, has long been cherished for its soothing, hydrating, and nourishing properties.

What Is Rose Water?

Pure Rose water is the distilled water of roses. It is usually made by steam distillation and it smells heavenly!

Rose water is used in cosmetics mainly for its lovely scent, but also because it has light astringent properties. It is often use as a toner for skin.

Rose Water vs Rose Infusion

  • Rose water is produced through steam distillation of fresh rose petals. It is colorless, aromatic and long-lasting.
  • Rose infusion is produced by simmering and steeping dried or fresh rose petals. It lasts only a few days, has a deep color, and is less fragrant than true rose water.

In this post, I’ll show you two easy methods on how to create a homemade rose water skin toner.

Rose Water Skin Toner Homemade Recipe

Method #1 (Infusion)

It is important to use organic roses because using roses that have been sprayed with insecticides will result in the toxins being extracted into the water.

The more fragrant the roses, the stronger the scent of the rose water.


  • 1 cup (250ml) of distilled water or filtered water
  • 1 cup (80g) of fresh rose petals or dried rose petals (preferably organic)
  • A glass jar
  • A small saucepan
  • A fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • Optional: Essential oils for added fragrance (such as lavender, rose, or chamomile)


1. Prepare the rose petals

Rinse fresh rose petals gently with water to remove any dirt or debris. If using dried petals, ensure they are finely crushed or powdered.

2. Infuse the rose petals in water

Place the rose petals in a glass jar and pour enough distilled or filtered water over them to cover them completely.

Let it sit for 5-6 hours at room temperature, allowing the essential oils from the roses to infuse into the water.

Alternatively, you can gently heat the mixture in a small saucepan over low heat for about 30 minutes, but be careful not to let it boil as this may destroy some of the delicate fragrance and properties of the rose water. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to sit and steep for 1 hour.

3. Strain the rose water

After allowing the petals to infuse, use a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth to separate the rose water from the solids.

Make sure to press down on the solids gently to extract as much liquid as possible and discard the spent rose petals.

4. Optional

For an added fragrance and therapeutic benefits, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to the strained rose water.

5. Store your homemade rose water skin toner

Transfer the rose water into a clean, sterilized glass bottle or jar. Store it in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight, for up to 2 weeks.

Refrigeration is recommended if you live in a warm climate or if you wish to extend its shelf life for longer than 2 weeks.

6. Use your rose water skin toner

Gently dab a small amount of the rose water onto a clean cotton pad and apply it to your face after cleansing, following the toner with your usual moisturizer or serum. Rose water can also be used as a facial mist throughout the day for an instant hydration boost.

Rose Water Skin Toner Homemade Recipe

Method #2 (Stem Distillation)

It makes about a pint to quart of excellent quality rose water in about 40 minutes.


  • 4-8 cups of fresh rose petals
  • Water
  • Ice cubes or crushed ice (about 2-3 trays of ice-cubs or a bag of ice)
  • Large Pot
  • Trivet
  • Heat-safe stainless steel or glass 1-quart bowl


  1. Place a trivet in the center of a large pot. Place a heat-proof 1-quart bowl on top of the trivet.
  2. Put the flower petals around the trivet and the bowl. Pour in just enough water to cover the roses, it should rise to just above the top of the trivet.
  3. Place the lid upside down on the pot. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring the contests of the pot to a boil. Than lover the heat to slow, steady simmer and place ice on top of the overturned lid. Allow the steam to rise, hits the top of the lid. As it condenses, it flows to the center of the lid and drops into the bowl. This process takes about 40 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat, and allow the pot to cool to room temperature. Remove the bowl, and then transfer the rose water to a bottle.
  5. Discard the solids. Store in the fridge and use within 6 months.

Enjoy the gentle, soothing effects of this fragrant and nourishing homemade rose water skin toner, as it leaves your skin looking more radiant, refreshed and rejuvenated.

Rose Water Skin Toner Homemade Recipe

What Is Rose Water And How To Use It

The information here is provided for informational purposes only. It is not presented with the intention of diagnosing or treating any disease or condition. It is in no way intended to substitute for the advice provided by your doctor or other health care professional. (Read more)

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