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18 June 2013

DIY Rose Petal Vinegar Bath Recipe

Not sure what to do with rose petals after your flowers wilt?  Try this DIY rose petal vinegar bath recipe!  Vinegar restores the pH balance for your skin and hair, so it's an excellent bath soak for itchy skin.

If you use rose petals just after they've fallen off the plant, you will get the same great effect for your skin and hair, but the fragrance won't be as strong.  If you want a strongly scented vinegar bath, use young petals that are still in bloom.

DIY Rose Petal Vinegar Bath

What You Need

2 cups rose petals
1 quart apple cider vinegar
Paper towels
Sterilized wide mouth mason jar
Plastic lid for jar


1.  Spread rose petals on paper towels and let dry overnight.
2.  Bring vinegar to boil on medium heat in saucepan.
3.  Place rose petals in wide mouth mason jar.
4.  Pour vinegar over rose petals.
5.  Cap jar with a non metal lid and let sit for 2 weeks.
6.  Strain and place in sterilized mason jar bottle with a plastic lid.
7.  Use 2 cups in a bath.  Soak for 10 to 20 minutes.

Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.