DIY Rose Water Toner

How to Make Rosewater and Rosewater Facial Toner

I’ve been using my rosewater toner for a little while now (still experimenting between homemade rosewater and a store-bought option). Rose water tightens pores, smooths fine lines, balances skin pH levels and slows signs of aging. When combined with other skin loving essential oils, it makes an amazing toner for the skin!

Course How To
Cuisine Beauty, Body
Keyword Rose Facial Toner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Elaine Kanuk

Rosewater Facial Toner:

  •  1/4 cup witch hazel
  • 1/4 cup rose water (homemade or store-bought)
  • 5 drops lavender
  • 5 drops of any skin-loving essential oil such as: lavender, bergamot, frankincense, or carrot seed essential oil. My favorite is tea tree.
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice

Homemade Rosewater:

  • 2 cups rose petals
  • 3 cups filtered water or distilled water


  • For homemade rosewater: In a saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring the rose petals and water to a boil. The petals will float, so place a smaller lid on top of the roses to keep the petals submerged in the water. Once the water begins to boil, reduce the heat to a simmer. Steep the rose petals in the water for about 45 minutes.
  • After steeping the roses, strain the rosewater and discard the petals. The water can now be used to make a facial toner. Combine the witch hazel, lemon, rosewater and add any combination of the skin-loving essential oil – I like to change it up depending on how my skin is feeling.