How to Make Rose Oil at Home
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How to make rose oil at home from dried rose petals.  Choose your favorite carrier oil to make this wonderful oil to use as a natural moisturizer and in DIY beauty recipes.


When my husband and I started dating in early February several years ago, I told him not to get me roses for Valentine's Day.  In fact, I never expected to get flowers because they don't last.


While I do think that giving flowers to someone is sometimes extravagant, I'm glad he didn't always listen.  He got me a dozen roses for Valentine's Day this year.





They were so pretty, and I loved looking at them.  They made the whole room smell like roses, too.


After they had died, I didn't want to just throw them away.  Instead, I hung them to dry and then learn how to make rose oil with dried petals.


Rose oil is a wonderful oil for your skin.  You can use your favorite carrier oil, so you can really customize this for your needs.


How to Make Rose Oil at Home


Roses aren't just beautiful; they also have properties that make them excellent for skin care.  The oil from roses has been said to be anti-inflammatory and help with skin irritations.


I'll be featuring some recipes with rose oil over the next few weeks, so this is a great ingredient to have in your stash.


Rose essential oil is an expensive oil.  Expect to pay at least $200 for a bottle!  If you find it cheaper, it's probably a blend with other oils or diluted somehow.


Learning how to make rose oil at home lets you get the skin and hair benefits of roses at a fraction of the price.





If you're using dried roses that you got as a gift or even bought just for this project, it's still a significant savings over buying rose essential oil.


Last week, I showed you how to make rose water, which makes an excellent toner.  Now I'll show you how to make rose oil with dried petals.  I used one dozen roses to make both recipes, so start with at least 6 roses to make this recipe.


Can I Make Rose Oil at Home?


Yes, you can make rose oil at home.  You'll make an oil infusion, which means that you'll soak roses in a carrier oil and let it soak.


The carrier oil will then have the properties of the roses.


How Long Does Homemade Rose Oil Last?


Your homemade rose oil will last as long as the shelf life of the oil that you used.  Use a carrier oil with a long shelf life for best results.





Benefits of Rose Oil


Rose oil is a carrier oil that's been infused with dried rose petals.  The oil can then be used by itself or in DIY beauty recipes.  Learn how to make rose oil at home to save money on this wonderful oil.


By infusing the oil an dried petals, you get the benefits of the roses and the benefits of the carrier oil.  You can use one or more carrier oils, so this lets you get a truly customized oil for your skin needs.


Rose oil is said to promote collagen production.  This makes it an excellent oil for dry or damaged skin, scars, and stretch marks.


I used this oil to make a salve, and it was amazing for dry, cracked heels.  I also used it on my cuticles because they get extremely dry in the winter.


Learn how to make rose oil at home and then use it in these recipes:


 


Rose Petals


You can dry your own rose petals or buy them already dried from Mountain Rose Herbs.


If you are drying your own rose petals, make sure they are completely dry before you infuse them in oil.  If there is any moisture, you can get mold or bacteria, including botulism.


You want to remove the petals from the flowers when the flower is still blooming.  Don't wait until they start to wilt to start drying.


Peel the petals off and lay them on a cooling rack until they are completely dry.  This will take about a week.  


Once your roses are prepared, you can move on to how to make rose oil at home.


The Best Carrier Oil for Rose Oil


The best carrier oil to use depends on what you're using your rose oil for.  If you're using it for cleansing, try using jojoba oil or grapeseed oil.


If you are using it for moisturizing, try avocado oil or sweet almond oil.


If you're new to DIY beauty, learn what is a carrier oil.  Or learn more about common carrier oils and their hair and and skin benefits.


You'll find more than 40 carrier oils and their benefits in my book Carrier Oils.  






Rose Oil Ingredients



Rose Oil Directions


Step #1


Put a pan of water with several inches of water on the stove.  Place canning rings in the bottom to set the jar on.


Step #2


Crush or shred a cup of fresh rose petals and place in a quart sized mason jar.




Step #3


Cover with one cup of oil.  Swirl the oil around to cover the rose petals, but do not shake.  


Step #4


Place the jar in the pan of hot water on top of the canning rings.  


Step #5


Let the water heat the oil for about four hours to infuse the oil and the rose petals.


Step #6


Turn off the heat and remove the jar.  Set it on a towel or pot holder and let it cool.


Step #7


Pour the oil through cheesecloth into another jar.  Discard the rose petals.





You now have homemade rose oil!  You can use this for oil cleansing or to make DIY bath and body or beauty recipes.


Rose oil is wonderful, but don't stop at just roses.  You can also make dandelion oil or lilac oil to infuse for its beauty benefits.  


Now you know how to make rose oil with dried petals!


diy, rose oil
Yield: 1 cup
Author: Cari Dunn
Estimated cost: $10

How to Make Rose Oil With Dried Petals

prep time: 30 Mperform time: 5 hourtotal time: 5 H & 30 M
How to make rose oil with dried petals. Choose your favorite carrier oil to make this wonderful oil to use as a natural moisturizer and in DIY beauty recipes.

materials:

  • 1 cup oil (avocado and grapeseed are good choices)
  • 1 cup crushed rose petals
  • Pan of water
  • Colander
  • Cheesecloth
  • Quart sized mason jar

steps:

  1. Put a pan of water with several inches of water on the stove. Place canning rings in the bottom to set the jar on.
  2. Crush or shred a cup of fresh rose petals and place in a quart sized mason jar.
  3. Cover with one cup of oil. Swirl the oil around to cover the rose petals, but do not shake.
  4. Place the jar in the pan of hot water on top of the canning rings.
  5. Let the water heat the oil for about four hours to infuse the oil and the rose petals.
  6. Turn off the heat and remove the jar. Set it on a towel or pot holder and let it cool.
  7. Pour the oil through cheesecloth into another jar. Discard the rose petals.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.