Things to Make with Dried Roses

11 things to make with dried rose petals

For some unknown reason, I wanted to try making things with dried roses. Something about them seems so beautiful and luxurious. Plus, I love the way dried roses look. Rustic style is always my favorite.

When I finally took the plunge and ordered some dried roses, I ordered a large amount. Since then, I’ve been making all kinds of fun stuff with dried roses. Today I’m going to share some of them with you.

I purchased my dried roses from Mountain Rose Herbs. They are also available at the Bulk Herb Store and even on Amazon.

You could dry your own roses, if you like. Just be sure they have not been sprayed with any type of insecticide or chemical.

Here are 11 things you can make with dried roses:

Rose Water

Rose Water is easy to make and can be used as a facial toner, and to freshen sheets, or clothing. Find out how to make it here.

Rose oil

Infuse oil with dried roses by filling a jar 2/3 full with dried roses and pouring olive oil over the top covering the roses with about 1 inch of extra oil. Close tightly with lid and leave to infuse for 2 to 3 week. Strain out the herbs and pour rose-infused oil into a clean jar.

Use as a lotion, as part of a body wash, as the base of a salve, or in homemade soap.

Rose Petal Ice Cubes

Rose petal ice cubes

Rose petal ice cubes are made by filling ice cube trays 3/4 full with water, then freezing.  Placing one fresh rose petal over the cube and pour an extra teaspoon of water on top.  See specific instructions here.

Potpourri

Rose petals are frequently featured in potpourri, and for good reason, they keep their color and scent a long time.

This Lavender-Rose potpourri looks wonderful.

Rose Bath Tea

rose chamomile and epsom salts

Roses are a great addition to bath tea. The create a lovely scent that is luxurious and relaxing. I like to combine them with chamomile to make Rose and Chamomile Bath Tea Bags.

Rose and Clay Face Mask

Mix 2 teaspoons white clay with 1 teaspoon dried roses, ground or powdered. Add enough water to form a paste. Spread over the face, avoiding the eyes. Leave on for 15 minutes before removing with warm water and a wash cloth.

Find more DIY, all-natural face mask recipes in my eBook: DIY Face Masks and Scrubs

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Facial Steam

Roses add a pampered feeling to any facial steam. Sprinkle some in hot water before doing a facial steam, or mix with other herbs, such as in this Rose, Chamomile, and Lavender Facial Steam.

Rose Sachets for Drawers

Fill muslin bags with dried roses and place in drawers to add a fresh scent.

Use in Body Wash

I created a simple Rose and Lemon Body Wash, but roses could be combined with other scents to make everyday bathing a little more special.

Rose Sleep pillow

Sleep pillows are often made with chamomile or lavender, but roses can be added to the mix too. They provide a nice floral fragrance.

Use Roses to Flavor Kombucha

Dried roses are a great addition to kombucha. To flavor kombucha, rose petals should be added to the second ferment. Add 1 tablespoon of dried rose petals to about 3-4 cups of kombucha (after it’s first ferment). Once the second ferment is complete, strain out the roses.

More to make. . .

I recently discovered this wonderful book: Things to Do with Roses by Jan Berry of the Nerdy Farm Wife.

So now I have even more ideas for making things with roses!

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Order dried roses from the Bulk Herb Store or Mountain Rose Herbs.

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shg 5This is Day 28 in the 31 Days of Simple, Homemade Gifts Series. 

 

 

 

DIY Bath Fizzies

DIY Bath Fizzies

Bath fizzies (also known as bath bombs) are fun to use. My children especially enjoy seeing them fizz and dissolve in the water.

This recipe is very simple and a little different to traditional bath bombs (traditional ones use less oil).

The amount of oil in this recipe for bath fizzies gives them a moisturizing quality. It also means they take a little extra time to dry out enough to remove from the mold.

DIY Lavender Bath Fizzies

This recipe is adapted form one found in Eco Beauty.

You will need:

1 cup Baking Soda
1 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup Cornstarch or arrowroot powder
1/2 cup Sweet almond, grapeseed, or sunflower oil (buy oils on Mountain Rose Herbs or Amazon)
1/4 tsp. lavender powder (optional)
12 drops lavender essential oil
1 tsp. vitamin E oil

Large bowl to mix in
Silicone mold or ice cube tray (the silicone tray works much better than the ice cube tray because it is shallow and the bottom is flexible, so the bath fizzies can be pushed out once dry) – this is the silicone tray I used.

Method:

Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix well.

mixing bath fizzies

Add the oil and essential oils and stir to combine.

This will form a crumbly type of dough.

diy bath fizzies mixture

Put the mixture into the silicone mold and pack down. If using an ice cube tray, only fill about half way up (or it will take forever to dry out).

bath fizzies drying out

Leave to dry out for 48 hours.

After 48 hours, remove one bath fizzy to check if it is dry all the ay through. If it is still damp, it may fall apart. If the bath fizzy is sufficiently dry, remove the rest from the mold.

Store in an airtight container.

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To Use:
Drop one or two bath fizzies into the bath. Soak and enjoy!

Store bath fizzies in an air tight container.

Will store for up to six months.

shg 5This is Day 27 in the 31 Days of Simple, Homemade Gifts Series. 

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skin soothing oat and lavender bath

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