Sunday, June 9, 2013

How to Make Rosewater

Making distilled Rosewater is easier than I ever thought. I have rose bushes all over my yard, so getting rose petals was the easy part.

You start by making a homemade distiller. Find a large pot with a convex lid. Place a brick in the center. Fill the bottom of the pan with water. Place a bowl on top of the brick. Put the lid on upside down so that as the water steams, the condensation will pool and drop into the bowl. Bring the water to a boil and heat until the water boils dry. (An additional, optional step is to add ice to the top of the lid to speed the condensation.) 

Add rose petals to the water, but make sure not to have the waterline above the brick. 

After the water has all boiled dry, turn off the heat and let it cool. Be careful of the steam! 

What collects in the bowl is distilled rose water! You can also do this with a variety of flowers and herbs! 

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