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    Aroostook's Note:

    The first recipe I found that called for rose water was from a Shaker cookbook. It was used as a substitute for vanilla as the recipe called for either or.

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    • 3 cups fresh rose petals (make sure there are NO pesticides used on rosebushes)
    • 1 liter mineral water


    1. 1
      Put 3 large handfuls of petals into the clean pot.
    2. 2
      Pour the water over the rose petals.
    3. 3
      Cover the pot.
    4. 4
      Place it over low heat and let it simmer until half the water is left.
    5. 5
      Let it cool.
    6. 6
      Discard the petals and pour the liquid (rosewater) into the sterile bottle.
    7. 7
      Cap tightly and store in fridge.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 22, 2010


      My daughter and I had been wanting to try some of the cosmetic rose water recipes on Zaar. I decided to use my Valentine's roses to make the rose water ourselves. Fun project! Thanks for posting!

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    • on March 14, 2007


      WOW!!! I am speechless!! I always use rose water for my gulab jamun syrups etc. but then I just found out that it contains 5.0% alcohol! well since we do not consume alcohol I had to immediately cross it off my list. You can't imagine how upset I was. But thanks so much for posting this recipe! I'll deffo be making it!

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    • on March 13, 2007


      Thank you for posting this! I've seen soooo many tasty-sounding recipes calling for rose water, and I couldn't figure out where to buy it. Well, now I don't have to. Thanks again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Rose Water Homemade - Substitute

    Serving Size: 1 (125 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 0.0
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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    fresh rose petals

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