Rose Water & Oil
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The scent and flavor of roses bring joy to the heart--literally. The energetics of rose help to lift the spirit. Long used in Indian, Middle Eastern and Asian dishes, rose also appears in many desserts. The simplest way to get rose flavor into foods is to just add the petals to drink or food. This recipe, takes a little time but gives you both rose water and rose oil. Use the rose water in food and drink and baths. Use the oil on your skin!
Servings Prep Time
3-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Servings Prep Time
3-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Rose Water & Oil
Print Recipe
The scent and flavor of roses bring joy to the heart--literally. The energetics of rose help to lift the spirit. Long used in Indian, Middle Eastern and Asian dishes, rose also appears in many desserts. The simplest way to get rose flavor into foods is to just add the petals to drink or food. This recipe, takes a little time but gives you both rose water and rose oil. Use the rose water in food and drink and baths. Use the oil on your skin!
Servings Prep Time
3-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Servings Prep Time
3-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Gently remove rose petals from flower stem, Clean rose petals by floating them in a sink or cool pan of water. Drain.
  2. Now we get to play a game of condensation. In a heavy, deep stock pot, place a ramekin filled half way with water into the center. The water weighs the ramekin down. Place rose petals around the ramekin then fill with water until it reaches half way up the ramekin. Place another ramekin or shallow soup bowl on top of the first ramekin. Bring the water and rose petals to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Place a stainless steel bowl over the opening of the stock pot. The bowl must be large enough to seal the pot, yet shallow enough to not touch the top ramekin or bowl. Fill the stainless steal bowl with ice. As the roses simmer in the water, the steam will rise and create condensation that will drip back down into the mixture. Replace ice as needed. Simmer for 3 hours.
  3. Once done you will have a small container worth or rose water with rose oil floating on the top. Separate the rose oil, if desired, by gently skimming the surface with a small spoon.
Recipe Notes

Healing benefits: Roses are high in vitamin c. Energetics: Rose lifts the spirits, release liver qi stagnation and gallbladder damp heat. It also regulate menses and aids in fertility issues. Primary season: Summer

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