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Uses for rose water in Cyprus

  • It’s great in pastries to add a touch of fragrance
  • Rose water is used in the refreshing Μαχαλλεπί (mahallepi), a popular dish enjoyed during hot summer days
  • Add a few drops to a glass of water for a simple, subtle, refreshing drink
  • Glyko tou koutaliou, the traditional Cypriot preserved sweets, can be made with rose petals (and is a great cure for constipation!)
  • Rose water is a fantastic face tonic
  • Add one part rose water to one part almond oil, and you have a natural home-made make-up remover
  • And for those parents and grandparents amongst us, we can use rose water as a gentle way to clean the eyes and face of babies.
Rose petals

Cyprus wild rose petals

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