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DIY rosewater toner

Roses aren’t only beautiful to look at! They also smell pretty sweet too. It’s no wonder they’ve been used for centuries in beauty rituals and products! This DIY rosewater toner is easy to make and definitely a treat to use.

DIY Rosewater Toner

Rosewater is a natural, mild astringent, and can help remove excess oil from your skin, as well as help soothe and tone it.

Rosewater makes a gentle and all-natural face toner for almost all skin types, and it’s easy and inexpensive to make. We picked up six roses at the florist (although you only need about two roses to make this toner) for about $5.

DIY rosewater toner

Before applying the rosewater toner to your face, first test it on your inner arm, where your skin is more sensitive, to help ensure you can tolerate the ingredients. Don’t forget to first wash your face to remove any dirt or makeup, and then gently pat your face dry.

Pull your hair away from your face, and soak a cotton ball or pad with the toner and apply to your face in upward strokes. Once your skin is dry, moisturize it as usual.

DIY Rosewater Toner -- supplies


  • 2 roses for about one packed cup of rose petals (be sure to rinse the petals first)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 strainer
  • 1 large, sterilized glass container (large enough to hold 2 cups of liquid) with a tight-fitting lid
  • Optional: 1 small, sterilized glass container with a tight-fitting lid to use as a more convenient size in your bathroom.


  1. Remove the rinsed rose petals from the roses and place them in a small pan.
  2. Pour two cups of boiling water over the petals and put a lid on the pan. Allow the water and petals to sit until the water cools to about room temperature.
  3. Place the strainer over a large, sterilized glass container and pour the water into the container.
  4. Optional: Add some of the rosewater to a small, sterilized glass container with a lid for a more convenient size to use in your bathroom.
  5. Store extra rosewater in the refrigerator for about a week.
  6. Apply the rosewater toner to a clean face before moisturizing.

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