How To Make Your Own Rose Water With Dried Roses

How To Make Your Own Rose Water With Dried Roses

Published by N-essentials Team on 1st Jun 2022

Making your own rose water is easy, and only requires a few ingredients. All you need are dried roses, water, and a glass container.

Rosewater can be used in many ways, such as a facial toner or body spray. It's also a great way to add a touch of luxury to your home spa treatments. So go ahead and indulge in the lovely scent of roses!

'Real' rosewater is the by-product of a distillation process where the steam byproduct of water infused with roses is collected and distilled. At home, this process looks very different. Although you may be able to mimic the distilling process, you will end with what is known as rose-infused water, not rosewater. This water still maintains the same properties as rose water, albeit in lower concentrations, and carries many similar benefits. You also get peace of mind knowing exactly what went into your homemade 'rose water'.

You might use your own dried roses, or if like me, no one is buying you roses, then check out N-essentials supply of dry rose petals. The best part about this is you won’t have to put in the work of cutting, de-stimming, and drying your petals.

Dried Roses

Dried roses are a popular choice for dried flower lovers. They can be used to add colour and texture to homemade products. Roses are dried using a variety of methods, including air drying, oven drying, and dehydrating.

Dried roses are a sustainable ingredient when it comes to creating rose-infused… well anything. When dried, they emit a strong scent that can fragrance an entire room. When their infusion is added to homemade candles, the dried petals give off a delicate rose aroma as the wax melts. Even a few dried roses placed in a sachet can make your drawers or clothes smell lovely. There are many ways to incorporate dried roses into your life to add a touch of luxury while enjoying their pleasant scent.

Best of all, unlike fresh roses, dried roses will last for years if stored properly. So, if you’re looking for a sustainable way to enjoy the beauty and fragrance of roses, try dried roses instead!

Step by step instructions to make great rose-infused water at home

We are presenting you with two ways to make rose-infused water at home, the first takes a bit longer, while the second recipe will take no more than minutes.

For the first rose water recipe you will need:

- dried roses

- a clean glass jar

- distilled or filtered water

To make the rose water, simply:

- wash your petals

- place the dried roses in the glass jar

- add distilled or filtered water until the roses are fully covered

- seal the jar and allow it to sit for 2-3 in the fridge

- after 2-3 weeks, strain the liquid into a clean container and enjoy!

- discard unused portion after a few days or alternatively, add in a preservative.

The rose water second recipe

To make your own rose water with dried roses, you will need:

- 1 cup of dried roses

- 2 cups of boiling water

- A heat-proof bowl

- A strainer

- A clean glass jar or bottle


1. Place the dried roses in the heat-proof bowl

2. Pour the boiling water over the dried roses, making sure they are fully submerged

3. Allow the roses to steep for at least 30 minutes

4. Strain the liquid into the glass jar or bottle using the strainer5. Store in a cool, dark place and use liberally


  1. Start by boiling a pot of water.
  2. Then, add the dried roses to the boiling water and let them steep for about 15 minutes.
  3. After that, strain the liquid into a glass container. And that's it! Your homemade rose water is now ready to use.

Discard unused portion after a few days or alternatively, add a preservative.

Uses of homemade rose-infused water


  • Rosewater ice cube, pour some of your rose water into an ice mould. When frozen, use that ice cube to depuff your face skin. This will also help minimise highly visible pores.
  • Rose infused water is a great toner, moisturiser, and serum. It can zap away painful zits and reduce the appearance of acne scars. Rosewater is anti-inflammatory, so it makes sense why every skincare obsessed baddie is in love with rose water.
  • Rosewater reduces the rosacea of the skin and can depuff tired areas. It’s also a natural toner that can restore the skin’s pH balance.
  • I love using rose water after exfoliating my skin, whether face or body, this allows me to simultaneously soothe and moisturise my skin. Instead of having to purchase two overpriced products for this process, I get to make my own affordable, sweet-smelling, product.
  • You can add it to your mud masks to add some hydration when you’re detoxing your skin.
  • Use it as a scalp moisturiser.


  • Use as a natural room and linen spray. When spraying on your bed, it’ll feel like sleeping on a bed of roses.
  • Perfume, this is a great idea, especially if you are often around people sensitive to synthetic smells.
  • Include in homemade soap recipes, to add a dash of rose scent.

If you have any questions about our dried roses or other products, feel free to contact us, we are happy to help. 

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