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How to Make Valentine’s Day Rosewater In 5 Quick Steps

Rose's Blush

 

Garden Eats Rosewater strawberry smoothie

We’re a bit in love with rosewater. Pillow spray to induce sleep. A few drops in our smoothies. Making our cocktails blush… In our cupcakes, oh my!

The recipe is so easy- we suggest enticing your Valentine with a spray behind the ear or a mist on your collar. Enjoy!

What You’ll Need

  • 5 cups fresh organic rose petals (many grocery stores & florists sell untreated, pesticide free rose petals)
  • a medium size pot
  • an inverted lid
  • a glass bowl
  • ice

Putting It All Together

1. Place roses in pot and cover with enough water to just cover the petals.

2. Place the glass bowl in the center of the pan and gently move the petals around the outside of the bowl. The bowl needs to stay up out of the water the roses are in so it can “catch” the rosewater as it condenses.

3. Put the lid upside down so it is inverted over the pot and heat on a low flame. The water in the pot should simmer but not boil.

4. Place 2 baggies with ice on top of the inverted lid. Once the baggies of ice melt during the steaming process, remove them and replace with two more bags of ice.

5. Steam for 20-25 minutes.

The water will steam the rose petals. The steam collects on the lid of the pan and condenses due to the ice cubes. Because the lid is upside down, the steam turns back into a liquid. The liquid drips down into the glass bowl. This is your rosewater!

Tip: Fill spray or mister bottles with your rosewater. Keep any extra in fridge to avoid spoilage.

The water will steam the plant material carrying all the goodness from the plant into the air.  The steam collects on the lid of the pan and condenses due to the ice cubes.  Because the pot lid is upside down, as the steam turns back into a liquid the liquid is directed to drip down into the smaller bowl.  This liquid is your hydrosol!  Pretty cool, uh? – See more at: http://www.sustaincreateandflow.com/how-to-make-rosewater-and-other-hydrosols/#sthash.1cxxBGox.dpuf
The water will steam the plant material carrying all the goodness from the plant into the air.  The steam collects on the lid of the pan and condenses due to the ice cubes.  Because the pot lid is upside down, as the steam turns back into a liquid the liquid is directed to drip down into the smaller bowl.  This liquid is your hydrosol!  Pretty cool, uh? – See more at: http://www.sustaincreateandflow.com/how-to-make-rosewater-and-other-hydrosols/#sthash.1cxxBGox.dpuf
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