From the days of Cleopatra to modern holistic healing, rosewater has long been a favorite of those looking to keep their skin and bodies hydrated and healthy. Roses are high in Vitamins A, C, B, and E, and although clinical studies are lacking, they are known to relieve digestive troubles, enhance ones mood and reduce anxiety or stress. We all know and love the soothing and hydrating benefits of our Hydrating Floral Essence, so why not brew up a drink that will do the same for you on the inside?What you’ll need:
One small bouquet of red roses
4 Cups of water
Optional: Violets or any edible flower for ice cubes. Check out the how-to here!
Step one: Remove the petals of four roses and rinse thoroughly with water before placing in a saucepan and filling with four cups of water. If you want to make more rosewater, simply add one additional cup of water per rose.Step two: Place the saucepan over high heat until it reaches a boil, then remove and leave to let simmer with the lid on for 10-15 minutes.Step three: While you’re waiting for your rosewater to brew, whip up a tray or two of our floral ice cubes to add a dash of pretty springtime charm to your rosewater sips.Step four: Once the petals have steeped thoroughly, strain the mixture into a bowl and leave to cool completely. If you’d like, remove one cup of the hot rosewater and add one tablespoon of organic sugar, mixing until diluted, then leave to cool. The sweetened mixture is lovely for a homemade rose lemonade or added in to your favorite citrus cocktail.Step five: Once the rosewater has cooled, add around a tablespoon of the mixture into your glass over ice, then fill the glass with water or any other drink of your choice (we personally love a little sparkling water or Prosecco for a Sunday brunch!).
Let us know in the comments below if you try our easy and healthy rosewater recipe!
Author: Liz Longeri
Liz is a Boston native currently living in Vermont, and a lover of all things beauty, aesthetics, and social media.