This is both a Food and an all natural Remedy
used in cooking and homeopathic remedies and even Spells and Rituals call for it
Using roses that have been sprayed with insecticides will result in the toxins being extracted into the water.
so please only use organic roses.
to make this
3 parts witch hazel extract, vodka, or gin
1 part distilled water
Fresh, organically grown roses or rose petals
Mix the witch hazel (or vodka or gin) with the distilled water. Place the fresh roses in a quart jar. Completely cover the roses with the alcohol mixture, adding enough extra that the alcohol mixture rises 2 to 3 inches above the flowers. Cover tightly and place in a warm, shaded area. Let the mixture sit for 2 to 3 weeks.
Strain out the roses and rebottle the water for use. Rose water does not need refrigeration, but storing it in a cool place will prolong its shelf life.