Making a Rose Hydrosol

Make your own hydrosol.

A hydrosol is the aromatic water left after steam distillation of plant materials to get essential oils. A hydrosol is NOT a few drops of essential oil in water. It is also NOT a fragrance added to water. 

You can only get hydrosols from steam distilling plant materials. Here's a simple method using a pot on your stove. I'm doing it with roses here but you can make hydrosols from many other plant materials: lavender, chamomile, lemon balm, geranium, sage, and rosemary are just a few in my garden right now.