Ways To Use Rosewater To Refresh And Deodorize Your Home

Rose plants make a beautiful addition to any garden. They'll delight you with their gorgeous blooms and make the best cut flowers, especially if you choose highly scented varieties that will fill you with their sweet fragrance every time you walk past them. You can also use the rose petals to make rosewater, which you can then use to refresh and deodorize your home in a variety of ways. The rosewater can be used to freshen up your rooms or spray your linens with the perfumed water.

You might be interested to learn that rosewater and rose essential oil have been used in perfumes and beauty products for centuries. The fragrance is said to have a calming effect and can help alleviate stress and tension. According to the National Library of Medicine, roses also have numerous health and pharmaceutical benefits. Plus, if you don't like spiders in your home, rose is the essential oil spiders can't stand.

While you can purchase rosewater in stores, it's pretty expensive, so you might want to make your own. Rosewater is easy to make and a lovely natural way to freshen up your home. All you'll need is some rose petals and water. Let's first learn how to make your own rosewater, and then we'll look at ways that you can use it to freshen up and deodorize your home.

How to make your own rosewater

To make your own rosewater, you'll first need to collect some rose petals from your garden. Make sure that you collect the petals from roses that have a strong fragrance. Damask roses are varieties that will make your garden smell heavenly and produce the most delightfully scented rosewater. Ensure you only collect petals from roses that haven't been sprayed with any chemicals. If you don't have any roses growing in your garden, you can purchase dried rose petals and use those instead.

Essentially, you want to steep the rose petals in boiling water and then drain the liquid to separate the petals from the water. There are a few ways to do this. One way is to place some rose petals in a clean glass jar and cover them with boiling water. Leave the petals to steep overnight, and then use a strainer or a piece of cheesecloth to strain the liquid from the mixture.

Another method is to put the rose petals and distilled water in a saucepan and simmer the mixture for around 10 to 15 minutes on the stove. The petals will lose their color during this process. Once again, strain the liquid into a jar and let it cool. If you store the distilled rosewater in the fridge, it should have a shelf life of around six months. Be sure to use a clean, sterilized glass container with an airtight lid.

Ways you can use rosewater around the home

Rosewater can add a delicious scent to your linens. Simply put some of the rosewater you made into a spray bottle and spritz it all over your freshly laundered sheets, pillowcases, and towels. The gorgeous scent will not only freshen up your bedroom but also create a pleasant, calming environment to give you a good night's sleep. This is also the perfect way to freshen up your comforter without washing it.

You can also use rosewater to spray your freshly laundered clothes if you like your garments to have a lovely fresh fragrance and don't want to use commercially produced fabric softeners. If you hang your clothes out to dry, give them a light spray with the rosewater just before you're ready to bring them inside. If you use a clothes dryer, spray the rosewater onto a cloth and put it in with your clothes while they're drying. Another popular way to use rosewater is as an air freshener around your home. Just decant some of the rosewater into a spray bottle and then spray this into the air in any room that needs a little freshening up.