02 March 2015

How to Make Rose Oil With Dried Rose Petals

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 rose petals.

How to make rose oil at home. Use this homemade oil for its benefits for skin, for face, and for hair. Use your rose oil in skincare recipes and diy bath products. It can be used in soap, serum, lip balm, and scrubs.  This homemade oil is great for the body and for acne prone skin.  Its uses are for dry skin, stretch marks, and scars.  #roseoil #rose

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 WITH DRIED ROSE PETALS


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 with dried rose petals 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 from rose petals.  I used one dozen roses to make both recipes, so start with at least 6 roses to make this recipe.

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.

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.

This would be a great infused oil to use in one of the following recipes:


ROSE PETALS


You can dry your own rose petals or buy them already dried.

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.  

If you buy them, make sure you get food grade high quality rose petals.  These are a great option.


CARRIER 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 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.  



INGREDIENTS



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.

How to make rose oil at home. Use this homemade oil for its benefits for skin, for face, and for hair. Use your rose oil in skincare recipes and diy bath products. It can be used in soap, serum, lip balm, and scrubs.  This homemade oil is great for the body and for acne prone skin.  Its uses are for dry skin, stretch marks, and scars.  #roseoil #rose

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.  



How to Make Rose Oil With Dried Rose Petals

Yield: 1 cup
Author: Cari Dunn
Estimated cost: $10
prep time: 30 Mperform time: 5 hourtotal time: 5 H & 30 M
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.

materials:

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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How to make rose oil at home. Use this homemade oil for its benefits for skin, for face, and for hair. Use your rose oil in skincare recipes and diy bath products. It can be used in soap, serum, lip balm, and scrubs.  This homemade oil is great for the body and for acne prone skin.  Its uses are for dry skin, stretch marks, and scars.  #roseoil #rose



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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.