My week of aroma extraction experiments is still going strong! 💪
Tonight I made a Rose Water Hydrosol (aka Rose Distillate) through steam distillation. I made this a few months ago, but I used dried roses that time. This time I used fresh rose petals. 🌹 Rose water hydrosol can be used as a facial toner/refresher, or added to other products like hand creams or lotions.
In case you’re confused by the photos - Top right: 6 fresh roses, top left: stock pot with inverted lid and ice pack, middle photo: ice cubes, bottom left: a brick, not a slice of meatloaf (don’t let your eyes fool you, you’ll never cut into that thing with a knife! 😂), bottom right: finished product - clear rose water hydrosol. 💃