By Kira Heuer
Here’s the first Bib recipe we want to share with you! Did you know that rose has amazing natural anti-inflammatory properties? It’s also a powerful mood enhancer, it rids you of feelings of anxiety and promotes emotional wellbeing. So all you need to do is follow this very simply recipe! Beauty tip: this mix tastes delicious but we also use this as a toner..
2-3 quarts fresh roses or rose petals
Ice cubes or crushed ice
1. In the center of a large pot with an inverted lid (a rounded lid), place a fireplace brick. On top of the brick place the bowl. Put the roses in the pot; add enough flowers to reach the top of the brick. Pour in just enough water to cover the roses. The water should be just above the top of the brick.
2. Place the lid upside down on the pot. Turn on the stove and bring the water to a rolling boil, then lower heat to a slow steady simmer. As soon as the water begins to boil, toss two or three trays of ice cubes (or a bag of ice) on top of the lid.
3. You’ve now created a home still! As the water boils the steam rises, hits the top of the cold lid, and condenses. As it condenses it flows to the center of the lid and drops into the bowl. Every 20 minutes, quickly lift the lid and take out a tablespoon or two of the rose water. It’s time to stop when you have between a pint and a quart of water that smells and tastes strongly like roses.