DIY Glycerin Rosewater and Lemon Night Lotion

The wedding is coming near! You wanna look your best! I have a magical DIY (do-it-yourself) glycerin rosewater and lemon night lotion that will not only give you an additional glow but make your skin super soft! I know in the very hectic schedule you seldom get time to make your own lotions/creams.  But brides often go to any extent to look gorgeous. This glycerin rosewater and lemon recipe can last for months. So you can prepare appropriate quantity and store it in the refrigerator.

Also refer to our post on pre wedding grooming.

You need :

1. Glycerin (available at any pharmacy)

alt "glycerin"

Glycerin keeps you skin hydrated and moisturized by attracting moisture and water towards skin.

2. Rose water

alt "rose water,rose water benefits"

Rosewater also helps to maintain the pH of skin.

3. Lemon juice (prefer natural extracts )

alt "Lemon benefits"

Lemons’ antibacterial and anti-fungal properties make them a natural alternative to treat acne.

1. Mix Glycerin and Rosewater in equal quantities. About  60 ml rose water  and same amount of glycerin can last up-to  3 months if applies on face and neck only.

2. Add 1/3rd lemon juice to this mixture.

3. Store this in a clean sterilized bottle. Try  and refrigerate the lotion if you are storing for longer duration.

Benefits of the ingredients used:


Glycerin is commonly used in beauty products such as cosmetics and soaps. Its properties make it very good for the skin and leave skin feeling smooth and moisturized.  It absorbs very well into the skin.  The best thing about glycerin is that it moisturizes skin without making your skin oily.  Glycerin keeps you skin hydrated and moisturized by attracting moisture  and water towards skin. It holds moisture in the skin.

Rose water:

Rosewater acts as a mild antiseptic for skin irritations, acne and hydrating skin and body. Also reduces inflamed and helps maintain the PH level of the skin. Rosewater is also safe to use in dermatitis and eczema affected skin. After a tiring day, simply spray rose water on your face for cooling skin and relaxing.


I can go on and on about benefits of lemon on your skin.Tanning, acne, dry lips, oily skin, blackheads.. Name it and lemon does it for you. While using anything always keep in mind that anything in excess is not good. So try using it in moderate quantities for the beginning and  see if you do not get any reactions. Sensitive skins often do not react so well to lemon.

 Benefits of Glycerin,Rosewater and lemon together: 

1. Lightens skin without making it oily or too dry. So suits all skin types.

2. Removes acne  and blemishes

3. Ideal moisturizer and makes skin baby soft.

4. Anti- aging and delays wrinkles (So brides mom/dad also can use this.)

5.  Give s a glow to the skin.


Theknotstory tip :

  • If you feel the lotion is too sticky add more rose water to it till you feel is ideal for you.
  • Mix this to your face-packs or sandalwood powder once in a while to remove tan effectively.
  • Use overnight by replacing your  night cream.
  • You can use it on your arms and legs also. 
  • Girls/guys anyone can use it. 
  • Avoid usage if it causes any-kind of reaction. 

Feel free to write to us about your experiences to

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  1. Jinny Gomez

    Where im gonna buy glycerin and rose water?

    • theknotstory

      You can even check Amazon or your local drugstore! It’s very easy to find!

  2. ammar

    Plsss tell me how much qunatity of rose water galycerine n lemon??

  3. Tina

    How many times in a day do I need to Apply this mixture on my face for reduced pimple marks as soon as possible ?

  4. Randa

    Just i wanna ask if this recrpie can make any negative effects if i stopped use it ? Like darken my skin ?
    Thank u very much

  5. Sanket

    In how much time should it show effect on the face. My face is a bit tanned and does nt totally match skin tone on my body so if I use this in how much time should I see the results or in how much time will I get even toned skin ? (Just an approx)

    • theknotstory

      hey sanket, we cant exactly say how long it will take as its a pure natural remedy. But if your’s is a instant sun tan, ideally a month of application should show positive results.

  6. Sahi

    How much is 1/3 lemon juice? 1/3 of what a cup or the lemon or the rose water??

      • john

        What if i use pure water,lemon juice honey & alvera, what would be the results.

  7. somya

    can i use it as moisturizer ,i mean i can use it during day also?will it harm my skin?

  8. Arun Raj

    Its fine for winter season but i am confused as it is anti age treatment or not

  9. Arun Raj

    This is a best remedy as alternate to winter body lotion. Thanks please can u tell me a DIY treatment for anti aging

  10. chavi

    It works !!
    Been using it since the last 5 days n it’s outcomes are unbelievable I just love what it’s done to my skin
    Clearer complexion
    softer skin
    Acne scars,blemishes all gone

    • Kamna

      CAn glycerin and lemon clear the chin and fine lines and how many days it will work

    • Alisha khan

      chavi plzz tell me the proportions of all ingredients you used…..

  11. seema

    I have combination skin type my face becomes dull in summer’s
    so what do I do

  12. cat

    Is it ok if I dont put the solution in fridge?

  13. kiran

    how may times i can use it a day and for how long i put it on my face and how much qualtity. please tell

  14. dhruvi

    with glycerine and rose water,instead of lemon can I use something else that can also be a preservative???

  15. nida

    i am having acne scsres and oily skin in summer and dry in winter..can i use glycrine rose water and lemon juice lotion on my skin

  16. rabia

    Can the mixture also remove lines or ageing over throat . And can it keep neck clean n tone it with face colour.

  17. kaushalya

    How long i put the glycerol on my face…

  18. kaushalya karwe

    how may times i can use it a day and for how long i put it on my face and how much qualtity. please tell

  19. Kushi

    Thank you so much….it really works…:)

  20. Vanu

    how long can i store this glycrin rose water and lemon juice

  21. Vandana Kakkar

    This is really v helpful. Can u plz suggest some DIY treatment 4 dark circles around eyes

  22. Ayesha

    Hi! Was just wondering if I could use this as a spray? Or will the consistency only allow it as a lotion?

  23. Missmominazia

    Can u plz help … It actually has reacted to my skin maybe due to error /additional quantity of lemon juice and my skin has stretched 🙁 at few places what should I do to undo this ????

  24. Momina

    Can u plz help … It actually has reacted to my skin .. I have a dry skin ..maybe due to error /additional quantity of lemon juice and my skin has stretched 🙁 at few places what should I do to undo this ????

    • theknotstory

      I guess your skin is allergic to lemon or glycerin. Please stop using this if you find any reaction.

  25. arun

    how may days it takes to give fairer skin?!!

  26. Winhope Dy

    just wanna know if applying mixed glycerin rosewater and lemon to yout skin then you stay under the sun. is there any side effects?

  27. Huma

    Can i apply this mixture under eyes…..

  28. Huma

    This remedy is excellent for fair and clear complexion but it makes wrinkles under eyes …m i right???

    • megha

      Can we add aloevera gel in this lotion.

  29. sanju

    Can we apply this mixture in night before going to bed and leave it for long time?

  30. Name *

    Hello…ive read yr post…thanks for that…I do not have a refrigerator,how do I store the solution please help

  31. mkhan

    Which times and how many in the day I used its……………

  32. Ritika gupta

    if we are using this in night , so can we use any kind of cream or face pack like gram flour, turmeric in morning

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