Rose petals and sugar are placed in layers in a wide-mouthed airtight glass jar. The jar is exposed to sunlight for six hours per day for around three to four weeks. On alternate days, the contents of the jar are stirred with a wooden stick. When the process is complete, the gulkand is kept indoors in a tightly sealed container. Other ingredients, such as silver foil, Praval Pishti, cardamom seeds, or Muktapishti (powdered pearl) can be added to increase the "cooling" properties of the gulkand.
Benefits of using Gulkand : It is a powerful antioxidant and a very good rejuvenator. The benefits obtained from eating gulkand reduces of pitta and heat in the body, a reduction in eye inflammation and redness, strengthening of the teeth and gums, and the treatment of acidity. Gulkand has cooling properties and relieves tiredness, lethargy, itching, aches and pains. It also helps in reducing burning sensations in the soles and palms. Gulkand is a powerful antioxidant and a very good rejuvenator.