Rose water is perfect for the Spring and it has a freshness to it. It is that type of freshness you can't get with chemically mixed sprays! This rose water can easily be made in your home and all you need are a few basic items.
To begin, the following materials are to be gathered:
1 brick (I used an upside down bowl which worked fine)
a dozen roses
1 wide, long pot w/ top
1 spray bottle
1 measuring cup
Gather the roses and begin to prick off all of the petals. It is important to get roses that have an intense smell or your rose water won't be very fragrant.
In the pot (off the stove), place the brick (or bowl) flat down on the pot. Next surround the brick (or bowl) with the rose petals.
Grab some water and submerge the brick (or bowl) halfway with water.
Bring the pot to the stove, turn on the heat, and place the top upside down on top of the pot.
Bring water to a boil.
If a bowl is used instead of a brick, it is OK that the bowl will shake in the pot. The boiling water is causing this noise.
Watch the precipitation in the pot, you'll see the water begin to curve towards the middle and into the bowl. This is your rose water! You'll begin to smell the roses (if intense enough) steaming out of the pot. This step is optional, but you may put ice on top of the pot cover to speed up the process.
Leave the pot on the stove, boiling the water until the rose petals are boiled all the way down. The rose petals should look like soggy cabbage (bad image, haha), but you'll see what I mean below.
Before you remove the rose water from the pot, let it cool down for about 10 minutes. You don't want your pretty smelling rose water to burn your skin. :(
Carefully pour the water into the spray bottle, spilling it would be a drag! haha
It's fun to see the roses boil and watch the precipitation. It's even more fun to spray this around. :)
Enjoy your DIY rose water and have fun!