Received an email from Alice asking if I made my own rosewater after this post. It’s always been on my to-do list, I just haven’t found a reliable source for fresh rose petals. So if you know of a source, please do tell! Until I do, these are three great brands of rosewater that I use for both culinary and beauty needs. The one from Jurlique is reserved for beauty because of a higher price point. Theirs is the most gentle and light of the set (cheaper rose waters can have a harsh scent). Mymoné and Nielsen-Massey both make rosewater that is intended for culinary use – that’s actually how I first learned about their rosewaters. But they do equally well when poured into a spritzer bottle. Store it in the fridge, and you’ll have cool rosewater to spray on your body or face throughout the day. It’s especially nice right before you go to sleep. Sweet dreams, guaranteed ;)
P.S. If you live in Asia or Europe, Kiehl’s has an amazing French Rosewater. But they decided to discontinue it in the US because, “Americans just don’t get the concept.” Seriously, that’s what the salesgirl said. I wrote about it here and always stock up on a few bottles when we are in Paris. Absolutely luxurious. They get used up so fast!