As the summer is in full swing here in Portugal, the high temperature compels me to seek out ways of keeping cool. The fan is merely blowing the warm air around in a semblance of refreshment, water is being downed without touching the sides and towels have become capes and bed covers to absorb perspiration. Something I like to keep in the fridge at this time is a spray bottle of Rose Cooler to spritz on my face. It’s so refreshing and, of course, smells delicious.
It’s extremely straightforward to assemble, although you may need to buy some supplies, if you don’t have them in your bathroom cabinet.
For a 200ml spray bottle, you will need:
1 x 5ml teaspoon Rose Water Concentrate 1-39
1/2 tsp. Glycerin
1/2 tsp. Witch Hazel
Top up with spring water.
The glycerin will add a little “slip” quality to the liquid, like you would expect from a commercial blend. The witch hazel is great for refreshing eyes that are tired and puffy from the heat. If you can’t find either, you can make it satisfactorily with just the rose water, but good quality rose concentrate is essential.