If you’re wondering what to do with dried roses; here’s an extensive list of ideas that you can DIY with dried rose petals.
You can easily procure dried rose petals, but if you have fresh roses, wash the rose petals with filtered water and bake them on 200 degrees in an oven lined over a parchment sheet. Once the residual water is removed, and the rose petals are crisp, they will be ready to incorporate in various home DIYs.
Note: Make sure the fresh rose petals do not have traces of stem, bugs, or pesticides.
What to Do with Dried Roses
1. Rose scented room sprays
For the spray, pour 180 ml of water and 30 ml of vodka in a spray bottle. Add around 25 drops of rose essential oil and the dried rose petals to the mix. Shake and mix the ingredients well.
You can use this scented mist in any corner of your home for a refreshing and soothing smell.
2. Rose petal soaking salts
Floral bath salts are an excellent option for a pampering session at home or a gifting option for someone close. Add a liberal amount of dried rose petals to a cup of Epsom salt, a cup of sea salt and half a cup of baking soda. To make this bath salt more delightful, add 20 drops of rose essential oil. Combine well and add this mixture to a mason jar. Add pretty labels and wooden spoons for gifting purposes. You can also use this bath salt as a body scrub.
3. Eco-friendly floral confetti
An unconventional and beautiful option to replace the paper confetti, this idea is a colorful, subtle, delicate, and eco-friendly way to celebrate the flowers. For added effect, use the rose petal spray on the confetti to make it more fragrant.
4. Rose face cleanser
Dried roses can be used to make soap-free cleansers that have anti-aging properties. For this floral cleanser, finely coarse 1/4th cup of rose petals with two tablespoons of rolled oats. Add 1/4 cup of honey and two teaspoons of rosehip oil.
5. Rose infused oil
Rose oil is often used as an addition to various homemade beauty products such as salves, body lotions, and creams. For the infused oil, fill a jar halfway up with dried rose petals. Then fill up the other half of the jar with your favorite carrier oil. Put a cap on the jar and place it in a cabinet for 4-6 weeks and shake occasionally. Strain the infused oil after six weeks and enjoy the essence and benefits of the rose oil.
6. Rose-sugar scrub
Another easy to make spa treatment product with dried roses, this sugar scrub exfoliates, replenishes and regenerates the skin. For the scrub, grind half a cup of dried rose petals with a half a cup of granulated sugar, 1/4th cup of melted coconut oil, and six drops of lavender essential oil. Store and keep in your bathroom to use before baths for a moisturized supple skin.
7. Rose petal soap
Extremely easy to make and use, rose petal soaps can be an indulgent bath product at your home or an excellent gift option. For the easy soap recipe, buy soap base and melt it on low heat, add a tablespoon of coconut oil, and two tablespoons of beeswax in the melting soap. Take the mixture off the heat and when it cools just a bit, add around five drops of rose essential oil and a handful of dried rose petals. Add this soap mix to a soap mold and let it sit for a day or two.
8. Rose Tea
Rose is beneficial for its antioxidant properties, that too when brewed in a tea. For the rose tea, though, you need to be sure that your dried rose petals are entirely chemical-free. Add a few petals to your cup and add boiling water to it. Cover the cup for three minutes and let the tea brew. You can add honey to your rose tea to enhance its flavors. Rose tea is both light and refreshing in nature, and it is also a natural alternative to relieve menstrual cramps and diarrhea.
9. Rose petal hair mask
Rose hair mask is believed to have to revitalize properties that improve the hair if you use it once a week. For this simple rose petal mask recipe, combine two tablespoons of finely powdered dried rose petals with half a cup of coconut milk and a tablespoon of cold-pressed coconut oil to form a paste. Gently massage this mask on damp scalp and hair from the roots to the tips. Leave the hair mask on for an hour and wash your hair with your regular shampoo. The mask improves hair texture and heals the scalp.
10. DIY Rose blush
You can make your own pretty pink or red blush powder from dried rose petals based on the color of your petals. The rosy tint can be made with a finely blended half teaspoon of rose petals and half teaspoon of cocoa powder. Mix the fine powder with a tablespoon of arrowroot powder and five drops of geranium essential oil. You can store this mix in a tight glass jar. Being a chemical-free blush option, this dried rose DIY can be used every day.
11. Rose petal face mask (Two recipes for dry and normal skin)
Rose is one of the most popular natural products for face because it has a plethora of skin-benefiting properties.
Face masks made from both fresh and dried rose petals are beneficial. For a smooth face mask for dry skin- you can mix a tablespoon of blended rose petals in two tablespoons of yogurt and 1/4th teaspoon of honey. Apply it on your face and neck. For normal skin, add the dried rose peal powder to rose water and apply it on your face.
12. DIY rose water
Boil a mix of fresh and dried rose petals in distilled water over low heat. Once the rose petals lose their color, take them off the heat and strain in a clean jar. Keep the rose water in a cool dark place for two weeks. Your rose water will be ready to use as a chemical-free face toner.
13. Fragrant sachets for draws and wardrobes
An easy way to eliminate smell in a closed closet or drawers is fragrant floral sachets. Easy to store, you can make these sachets by adding drops of rose essential oil to the dried rose petals and keeping them in muslin sachets.
14. Rose candles
Rose candles can be a pretty addition to your home decor and can be made at home. For this DIY, melt gel wax using a double boiler method and add rose essential oil and dried rose petals to the gel. Pour the mix in a secured wick container of your choice. Let the candle cool completely, to be used as a beautiful fragrant addition to your home.
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