A refreshing rose-scented facial mist that you make with fresh or dried rose petals. Includes a moisturizing rose glycerite and rose petal infusion. Spray onto your skin as desired for instant hydration and a beautiful rose scent.
Fill a small jar two-thirds full with freshly picked rose petals, then pour in vegetable glycerine to within a quarter-inch of the top. If you’re using dried petals, half-fill the jar with flowers, then fill it three-quarters full with glycerine. Top the rest up with distilled water.
Seal the jar and let it infuse in a dark, room-temperature place, flipping the jar on end daily.
After two to four weeks, strain the petals from the glycerine using a sieve, and pour the glycerine back into the jar. It can range in color from clear to pink and will keep for up to a year. Rose glycerite is not just for skincare – it’s sweet and edible, and you can have a spoonful to lift your mood or sweeten a drink.
Make the Rose Petal Facial Mist
In a pan, heat the distilled water to scalding then add the rose petals. Turn off the heat, put a lid on the pan, and leave for twenty minutes.
Strain the petals from the liquid and allow it to cool to room temperature.
Measure one cup of the infusion into a bowl. Add the glycerite and essential oil, stir well, then pour into an aerosol mister. This type of mister is readily available online and excludes air while giving a fine, steady misting action.
Give it a good shake, and you can begin using it immediately on the face and body. Each time you use it, make sure to shake it vigorously since the contents will naturally separate. Use within a month.
* Rose essential oil comes in two main types: rose otto and rose absolute. Rose otto is the oil extracted from roses using steam distillation and has a less rosy scent than rose absolute, an oil extracted with solvents. Of the two, rose otto is more sensitive and natural.