Friday, November 28, 2008

Smelling Salts and Rose Water

Some Regency-era beauty hints.





To make Rose Water.
Gather roses on a dry day, when they are full blown; pick off the leaves, and to a peck put a quart of water, then put them into a cold still, make a slow fire under it, the slower you distil it the better it will be; then bottle it, and in two or three days you may cork it.
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3 comments:

Unknown said...

I love rose water! I buy mine online from a health food store, but whenever I get roses I will try this. I should grow them, but my garden is mostly shade. I have the toughest time growing flowers here. Thanks for sharing.

Aron said...

I think I'd like to try making rose water next year--after winter. What sort of roses? (I live in the city now and there are wild ones here and there.) What is a cold still?
~Aron <><

elena maria vidal said...

I don't know, Aron, what a cold still is but as for the roses I think that the old-fashioned kind would work best.