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diy: simple ways to use rosewater on valentine’s day

rosewater ice cubes | south by north

Staying in is the new going out, in my house at least, and that is especially true on Valentine’s Day. This year it falls on a Saturday, which means restaurants will be extra busy – you could save your dinner money for a less crowded night and get all romancey at home instead.
I’ve put together a few ways to incorporate rosewater into your stay-at-home evening, firstly because it is delicious and fragrant and secondly because everyone knows that roses = love.
And for all the single-ready-to-mingles, these ideas are certainly not just for couples, Galentine’s night would be even sweeter with a little rosewater thrown in.

1. Rosewater Sugar Scrub

rose water sugar scrub | south by north

Start your evening with a little pamper session. Just mix 1/2 a cup of brown sugar with 1/4 cup of coconut oil, add two table spoons of rosewater and mix well. Hop in the shower and get scrubbing – you’ll come out smooth as Cupid’s bum and will smell amazing.

2. Rosewater Gin and Tonic

rosewater gin and tonic | south by north

You can’t really go wrong with a little pre-dinner gin and tonic. Vamp it up with rosewater infused ice cubes. In a jug mix together enough water to fill your ice cube tray and rosewater to taste. Pour into the tray and add a rose petal to each ice cube. Once frozen, drop a few cubes into a g+t, and as the ice cubes melt the rosewater flavour will spread through your drink.

3. Rosewater and Cinnamon Whipped Cream

rosewater and cinnamon whipped cream | south by north

This one is the easiest and definitely the most indulgent – fold a couple of spoons of rosewater through freshly whipped cream. Serve on the side of dessert with a dusting of cinnamon for the best flavour. And choose to interpret ‘dessert’ however you like!

See more of South by North’s diy posts here, and recipes here


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