04 April 2008

Rose Sweetwater

It was proper during medieval times to wash one's hands with scented water prior to feasting. Handwashing took place before and often after meals. A basin was placed under the hands of the feastgoers and scented water was poured from a ewer (pitcher). A clean towel was made available for drying hands. This practice takes place still today in restaurants that offer finger bowls prior to serving meals.

This particular sweetwater was made with distilled water infused with fresh rose petals & fresh rosemary, white wine, orange and lavender essential oils and jasmine absolute.

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