Preparation of Rose Water

Aim: To prepare and submit 50 ml of Rose Water NF. 

Requirements: Rose oil, Glass beaker, measuring cylinder, glass rod, and pipette. 

Theory: Aromatic waters are clear, saturated aqueous solutions of volatile substances.  Rose Water NF is a saturated solution of the odoriferous active constituents of the flowers of Rosa centifolia (Family- Rosaceae) prepared by distilling the fresh flowers with water and separating the excess volatile oils from the clear water portion of the distillate. It is colorless, clear, strong, has a pleasant odor and taste of fresh rose blossoms, and is free from empyreuma, mustiness, or fungoid growths. It is neutral or slightly acidic in nature. 


IngredientsStandard formula
Rose oil2 ml 
Ethanol (90%)2 ml 
Purified waterq.s. to 100 ml 

Preparation of Rose Water: 

  1. Measure the required quantity of rose oil and dissolve it in ethanol (90%). 
  2. Add this solution in small quantities to the purified water with vigorous shaking after each addition. 
  3. Afterward, shake occasionally until all the rose oil is dissolved. 
  4. Transfer the solution to a clean, transparent glass container and close it tightly. 

Category: Perfuming and flavoring agent. 

Storage: Store in a well-closed, light-resistant container and keep in a cool place to prevent the volatilization of rose oil.

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