How to use rosewater concentrate

Updated April 17, 2017

Rosewater concentrate is a commercially produced byproduct of rose oil, which is typically used in the production of skincare products and body oils. Rosewater concentrate has a beautiful, aromatic scent of roses and can be used to create a variety of homemade cleansers, toners and spritzers.

Add up to 10 drops of rosewater concentrate to 1 cup of the rosewater and 2 tsp of the glycerine to make a natural cleanser. Use it twice a day.

Make your own toner with rosewater and rosewater concentrate. Add 1 1/4 cup of rose water to a glass bottle, several drops of rose water concentrate and 3/4 cups of witch hazel. Shake the bottle and use it to tone your skin, to help tighten pores and combat acne.

Add several drops of rosewater concentrate to 1/4 cup of rosewater and mix well. Pour the mixture into a glass bottle and close the lid tightly. This will create a light, refreshing perfume for everyday use.

Mix several drops of rosewater concentrate with your favourite cold cream or lotion to create a gently scented lotion to treat skin dryness and wrinkles.


There are several varieties and levels of rosewater concentrate. Be sure to read the label to make sure you are getting the highest quality.


Rosewater concentrate is not fit for internal consumption. If you accidentally swallow it, contact your local poison control centre.

Things You'll Need

  • Rosewater
  • Glycerine
  • Witch hazel
  • Cold cream
  • Glass bottle
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