Rose water, as it’s most famously known and used in caring for skin, is made by distilling rose petals.
In traditional rose water steam distillation, fresh roses are packed into a still, steam rises through the petals their cells burst open releasing plant compounds.
When the steam is cooled and turns back into liquid, this water is enriched with these compounds including microscopic particles of rose oil.
The only ingredient in authentic, traditionally distilled rose water should be rose petals. .