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Rose Water is water that has been brewed to infuse it with the magickal energies of roses. The colour of the petals used determines the magickal properties of your Rose Water, as described below, so your selection should be based on your desired outcome. You can easily craft your own Rose Water with the following spell, which produces a more potent potion than Rose Water I as brewing brings out more of the roses’ magickal properties.
It is important to use non-dyed organic culinary-grade rose petals, which are grown without pesticides or other chemicals, especially if your Rose Water will be ingested, applied to skin, or used in a magickal bath. For an added magickal boost, use roses that you’ve grown organically yourself. It is equally important to use distilled water as it is contaminant-free which will keep your Rose Water fresh longer.
Tools & Ingredients:
- 1 cup fresh or 1/3 cup dried organic culinary-grade rose petals
- 1.5 cups of distilled water plus extra for washing if using fresh rose petals
- 1 tablespoon of good quality vodka (optional)
- a saucepan with a lid
- a wooden spoon
- a clean glass jar or bottle with a tight-fitting lid or stopper
- If using fresh rose petals, go through them and remove any slimy petals and then wash them thoroughly with the extra distilled water.
- Bring 2 cups of distilled water to a boil in the saucepan.
- Add the rose petals, pushing them under the water with a wooden spoon.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover.
- Allow the petals to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the petals lose their colour – about 7-10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
- Pour the water through a cheesecloth or strainer to into the jar or bottle to remove the rose petals.
- If you’re not using your Rose Water in a spell right away, add the optional vodka as a stabilizer to keep it fresh for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
- ANY COLOUR ROSE WATER: Attraction; beginnings; compassion; courage; family magick; fertility; new beginnings; romantic healing; romantic love; romantic relationship problems; self-confidence; sensuality; true love attraction; wisdom.
- ORANGE ROSE WATER: Affection; happiness; harmony; honesty; truth.
- PINK ROSE WATER: Beauty; children spells; glamour magick; romantic love; self-esteem; self-love.
- PURPLE ROSE WATER: Anxiety; calming; concentration; focus; God invocation & offering; grounding; patience; soothing; stress.
- RED ROSE WATER: Aphrodisiacs; desire; libido; lust; passion; passionate love; physical attraction; power; romance; sex; sexual attraction; sexual love; sexuality; stamina; strength.
- WHITE ROSE WATER: Bereavement; banishing; binding; blessing; clarity; cleansing; clearing; consecration; Goddess invocation & offering; grief; healing; heartbreak; loss; moon magick; protection; purification; sorrow; spirituality.
- YELLOW ROSE WATER: Friendship; jealousy; platonic love; psychic ability; self-esteem.
- For a magickal boost, Rose Water can be used as a replacement for plain water in spells that call for water.
- It can also be added to a magickal bath to increase its potency.