Thursday, August 16, 2012

Easy way to make rose water






Rose water or Gulab jal is quite popular in india.The benefits of rose water can be enjoyed by simply making it at home.There are many ways of making rose water.Today i am here with an easy and simple method of making rose water at home.rose water has several benefits.You can use this in any face mask for that cooling effect and also helps to reduce wrinkles and moisturises your skin.It can be used on any skin type without causing much irritation. You can include this rose water in your daily diet too.All you have to do is just add some rosewater to your milk along with some gulkand to get that rich rose flavoured drink or you can use it in some other Indian desserts like gulab jamoon and pedas.You can even add this to your cakes,puddings and biscuits. Rose water is a well-known for its natural healing properties as a good anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory product and can be used in treating wounds. For sunburns, rose water can be gently rubbed over the affected area or when taking a bath, add a few drops and relax while the magic takes effect
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Yield: 4 cups

Ingredients
  • 2cups Rose petals
  • 4 cups Distilled Water
  • 1 glass jar (sterilized )
Cooking Directions
  1. Freshly pick some roses from your garden which is pesticide and chemical free.
  2. Make sure you to pick just opened flowers during early morning hours before the sun gets hot on the plants.
  3. When it comes to choosing roses Red or pink roses are most commonly used to make rose water but other colors are acceptable as well Truly, it is more important that the roses be organic than that they be any particular type or color.
  4. Pluck the rose petals and make sure to choose only the good ones. Put the rose petals in the bowl and wash thoroughly .
  5. Now take one sterilized glass jar and add all the petals .
  6. Now boil distilled water and pour this over the rose petals and cover it with a lid until the liquid is cool.You see petals have lost their colour,the water the water has taken On the colour of the rose petals
  7. Carefully strain the water using the kitchen strainer and let it cool. You then have the option of adding alcohol like vodka to preserve your rosewater or as it is just add 1 part of vodka to 8 parts of rosewater

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