February Recipe: Homemade Rosewater

Make your own rose water using petals from the roses in your garden. You can use it to add to desserts, homemade marshmallows, skin-care products and fun cocktails.

Homemade Rosewater

  1. Remove petals from 7-10 roses and run them under lukewarm water to remove any dirt or residue.

  2. Add petals to a large pot and top with enough distilled water to just cover (no more or you'll dilute your rosewater).

  3. Over medium-low heat, bring the water to a simmer and cover.

  4. Let simmer for 20-30 minutes or until petals have lost their color and are a pale pink.

  5. Strain the mixture to separate the petals from the water.

  6. Discard petals and place water in a glass jar to store.