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How to Repurpose Your Rose Petals

It’s no secret that Sealuxe loves roses!

Our Rose + Seaweed Toner is one of our best-sellers because of its multi-uses that include helping hydrate and heal your skin along with being a great linen spray. Also right up there is our Ritual Rose Soap Bar. Not only does it smell divine but some claim it helps erase their KP bumps!

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Did you know you can make your own products with rose petals? That’s right!

We will show you how to make your own…

Rose Bath Salts

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Epsom salts

  • Several drops of geranium (rose) essential oils

  • A handful of dried rose petals

  • 1/3 cup sea salt

Steps

Combine the salts. Rub the rose petals between your fingers until they’re in tiny pieces. Stir them into the salt. Add several drops of the rose essential oil. Stir and pour into a jar.

Pour some of the mixture into one of Sealuxe’s muslin bags (or use a clean sock). Throw into your tub as the water runs.

Rose Petal Vinegar

Ingredients

  • Fresh rose petals

  • Your favourite vinegar

  • A canning jar with a plastic lid (vinegar erodes metal)

Steps

Fill your canning jar with fresh rose petals. Heat vinegar to a simmer on the stove. Pour over the rose petals in your far. Let cool and close jar with the plastic lid. Shake before use in your favourite vinaigrette, use as a hair rinse to get rid of product build-up and add some shine, or dab on insect bites!

Rose Petal Ice Cubes

Ingredients

  • Rose petals

  • Ice cube trays

  • Water

 Steps

Fill ice cube trays ¾ full with water. Place in freezer for a couple of hours until partially frozen. Place single rose petal on cube and add an extra teaspoon of water on top.  Voila! Fancy drinks!

Rose Potpourri

Ingredients

  • Dried petals from one dozen roses

  • Peel from one orange, dried and in small strips

  • ½ cup lavender

  • 8 drops essential lavender essential oil

Steps

Place dried rose petals in a large bowl and add orange peel and dried lavender. Sprinkle mixture with lavender oil and gently toss. Transfer the mixture to one or more glass jars, seal, and allow the mixture to blend for two days. Then place in satchels to put in your clothing drawers or into a bowl in your bathroom.

 

PETAL DRYING TIPS

Microwave

Line a microwave-safe plate with a paper towel and place about 1.5 cups of petals over the towel. Microwave for one-minute intervals and stir. Should take two to five minutes total. Place petals on a wire rack to dry.

Air Dry

Before removing petals from stem, clip off any wet portions of the rose stems and tie the stems together with string. Hang upside down in a cool, dry place for one to two weeks. Then remove petals and compost stems.

 

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