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How to make rose water at home

Rose water is so simple to make at home with simple ingredients like rose petals, water and ice. With a little time and patience, you can have clear rose hydrosol and colored rose infused water to use in all your cooking and beauty treatments. It’s so easy!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time15 mins
Cooling Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rose hydrosol, rose infused water, rose water
Yield: 1.5 cups
Author: We Trini Food


  • 1 tall trivet
  • 1 large pot (like a pressure cooker or stock pot)
  • 1 heat resistant dish (small)
  • 1 pot cover with knob
  • 1 strainer


  • 15 g rose petals (2 large roses)
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 - 12 ice cubes


  • Harvest the flowers.
  • Pluck the petals off the flowers.
  • Rinse the petals.
  • Place the tall trivet in the center of the large pot. Lay the heat resistant dish on top of the trivet.
  • Add petals and water to the pot around the trivet.
  • Place the pot on medium heat.
  • Cover the pot so the knob is inside the pot, pointing downwards towards the dish.
  • Add ice cubes on top of the cover.
  • Boil for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Soak up the melted ice and remove the cover.
  • Lift up the heat resistant dish with clear rose hydrosol.
  • Allow to cool before refrigerating.
  • Strain the remaining liquid in the pot (rose infused water).
  • Allow to cool before refrigerating.