DIY Rose Water

October 15, 2019 7:34 pm Published by 6 Comments

Let’s talk about rose water and skincare. You see rose water products line the shelves at Sephora and other high end beauty stores. I personally starting using products with rose incorporated in them in the last five years,  including this face wash, eye cream, face mist, mask and more, and have honestly loved the results. Using rose infused products makes my skin brighter, more supple and dewy, but come with a hefty price tag. Rose water face mist is a great way to get the benefits of rose without paying an arm and a leg, and you can even make it yourself!

But first, why do you need rose water in your life? says its packed full of vitamins including: Vitamin C promotes collagen production, Vitamin B3, which calms down irritation and soothes redness, Vitamin E protects your face from air pollution, and also encourages blood circulation in your skin.

Need more convincing?

Rose helps maintain your skin’s pH balance, controls excess oil production, helps cure eczema, reduces and prevents eye puffiness, and has anti aging properties, and reduces dark spots.

Now there are several options of Rose Water Facial Sprays in a range of prices available for purchase, including:

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater -$7.00
Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin -$9.00
Herbivore Botanicals All Natural Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist -$37.00

The problem with a store-bought rose water spray is that it’s packed full of questionable alcohols, preservatives, and chemicals like Hexylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Parfum (Fragrance), and Phenoxyethanol, all imgredients found in Mario Badescu’s facial mist. I am unfamiliar with these chemicals and I didn’t really like putting on my face without knowing what they were.  So I decided to embark on the journey of creating my own 100% natural face mist, full of essential oils and natural ingredients that I felt better about putting on my face. The process was affordable, fun, and easy, and I shared the steps with you below. Also, don’t miss my video tutorial!

Not only did I use rose water, but I added some geranium oil, ylang ylang oil, peppermint oil, hibiscus oil, aloe, argan oil, and witch hazel based on this recipe.

You will need:
Organic Dried Rose Petals
Glass Spray Bottle
Vitamin E Oil -1 tsp
Organic Argan Oil -1 tsp
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil -2 drops
Geranium Essential Oil -4 drops
Peppermint Essential Oil -4 drops
Hibiscus Oil -2 drops
Unscented Witch Hazel

First make the rose water:

  1.  Filtered Water
  2.  Dried red rose petals
  3.  A funnel
  4.  A glass bowl
  5.  Strainer
  6.  A spray bottle/jar
  1. In a small clean pot, bring the filtered water to a boil. Use enough water for at least 1 bottle, but you can make extra and store it for up to a month or give it to friends as a gift!
  2. Next, add in a handful of organic dried red rose petals (you can use fresh but make sure they are fragrant and organic, otherwise you risk harmful chemicals coming in contact with your face).
  3. Cover the pot and gently simmer the rose petals until they lose their color.
  4. Turn off the heat and let the rose water cool completely.
  5. Once cool, strain the rose water into a clean bowl.
  6. Store in a sealed container or spray bottle in the fridge.

See the full article I used for the recipe Here.

Then simply measure and add the extra ingredients into the spray bottle, seal and shake before each use. Feel free to substitute or omit ingredients according to allergies or skin type.

Use rose water any time your skin feels like it needs a refresh, or after washing your face. Hold the spray bottle a couple feet from your face, close your eyes and spritz in a circular motion over your face.

Prepare your face and soul for the flowery aroma, invigorating peppermint, calming rose and geranium, softening argan oil magic that will overcome your face with each application of this miracle elixir.

Happy Skin= Happy life!


  • Elyssa Kuik says:

    Hi Noelle, great post!
    I love that you include videos at the end of your posts, it makes your blog really easy and fun to interact with.
    I’ve used the Mario Badescu rose water in the past, but I might just have to give this a try instead!
    And bottling it up for gifts is an awesome idea too; such a sweet, personal touch!
    Keep up the great work!

    • Bryanna says:

      Great post! I love how informative it is and how you also included links on where your readers can buy products! I also love DIY’s so this is great and easy that I can also have my teenage sister try and do with me. Great job!

  • Ellen Benezra says:

    Hi Noelle!
    I absolutely loved this post. Not only did I learn what rose water does for your face, but I learned how to make it myself! I am a big fan of skincare but never got the hang of making products myself. Thanks for sharing!

  • sara says:

    Noelle, I adore your blog. These simple beauty life hacks and recipes are easy to follow and yield amazing results. I enjoy how you lay out the information and wrap it up with a video piece to show viewers how to follow the steps with ease. Will you be posting more content along the lines of DIY products? I love these.

  • Amy says:

    Hi, Noelle! I absolutely love DIY beauty hacks, and your rose water spray sounds awesome! I’m going to have to try this myself – and share with friends too. How long does it last? (Does it get funky or moldy or anything over time?)
    The addition of the video is great and makes the process seem so simple and attainable. Overall, your blog and this post are fantastic. My only super minor suggestion would be to run spell check before posting. (The word “ingredients” from your sentence which includes: “all ‘imgredients’ found in Mario Badescu’s facial mist.”) Other than that, I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  • Jesse says:

    Hi Noelle,

    I actually have the Herbivore Botanicals rose water spray and I absolutely love it, but I am almost out!! Your video couldn’t have come at a better time, because you are so right about the high price tag and refilling it as much as I use it adds up quick!! I am definitely going to try this DIY version instead of purchasing another bottle. I love that I will know exactly what is in it and that I can add my own flair to it for what my skin needs as well. You made following along this tutorial super easy and the layout of your post is great! I cannot wait to try it out. Great job!

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