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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rose Water Toners

mam for gave that rose toner in glass bottles

A really simple beauty gift is a little bottle of rose water or rose toner (seen above). Pour it into old apothecary bottles and one will be hard pressed not to want to show it off on a vanity or sink. Here is how you can do it too:

What You'll need for a Rose Toner:
Organic roses &/or petals
Pure filtered water
Witch Hazel
Vitamin E (optional)
A Pinch of sea salt (optional)
A drop of glycerin (optional)
Rose essential oil (optional)
Rose hips (optional)

In a microwave or over the stove in a small sauce pan, combine the witch hazel, 1/2 cup of water and your rose petals (and rose hips if you have them). Bring to a simmer and turn heat off. Cover and let steep for 4 to 5 hours and then strain off plant material. Alternately, see the video technique for making floral water above. Once cooled you can then add any of the optional ingredients. Decant into pretty glass bottles and you're done!
Rose Toner Recipe:
- 2 cups of organic rose water
- 1/2 cup witch hazel
- 1 capsule of vitamin E or 1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- A Pinch of sea salt (optional)
- A drop of glycerin (optional)
- Rose essential oil (optional)
To use apply to your face with a cotton ball after cleansing your face and neck. In the winter especially this is so very soothing to the skin.

mam for gave that rose toner in antique glass bottles gift

P.S. for another way to use your rose water, in a bath elixir, see the recipe and how-to here.

Image: MAM for Gave That

6 Reader Comments:

Diane B said...

Wow, thanks so much for the wonderful rose water toner recipe. You have an amazing site, I will be telling all my friends about you.

Marie Anakee Miczak said...

That is so kind of you to say, I would love to have your friends come on over... thank you so much Diane!! X-M

Anonymous said...

This is so cute! I'm very into keeping my skin nice especially since it went pretty wonky after my pregnancy. I will definitely do this and keep it in a super cute vintage bottle <3

Marie Anakee Miczak said...

Thank you! Hope so much you're able to make some and enjoy it too. xM

Sara said...

hi - can you please provide the amounts for all ingredients? e.g. how much witch hazel, how many rose petals?? thanks

Marie Anakee Miczak said...

Hi Sara,
Amounts for the rose petals/rose water itself is included in the video. I use as many as possible, usually 8 cups or more because of the supply I currently have access to. For the rose toner I cut the rose water in half with witch hazel 50/50. Then I add one capsule or vitamin E.

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