Anyone know how to make Rose Water? I just wondered if it could be done at home. I've lots of roses, and I frequently save the hips. It seems economical to make it rather than buy it.

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Ms Nickel
Ms Nickel February 1, 2011

Sure--pretty easy to do too. I posted this last spring--let me know if it works for you. Makes rose hydrosol, better fragrance than rosewater. Add a little witch hazel for longevity. Pictures & how to: http://nickelmoon.blogspot.com/2010_06_01_archive.html

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Hilarybee
Hilarybee February 1, 2011

Thank you!

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour February 1, 2011

Wow, Ms Nickel, that's amazing. Thanks for the share!!! I've book marked the link for when my roses bloom this summer.

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Sadassa_Ulna
Sadassa_Ulna February 1, 2011

I am not a rose expert, but I think the roses for making rosewater are centifolia, damasks or gallicas. Many garden roses are hybrids that have little scent (or less than those grown specifically for rosewater); if you aren't sure what type of roses you have you might want to check with a nursery. Good luck, it sounds interesting!

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innoabrd
innoabrd February 2, 2011

Cool technique, but rosewater makes me kind of queasy...

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brandon
brandon February 2, 2011

really exceptional display of ingenuity

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