Dried Rose Petals {Ingredient}

We all know the beauty uses of rose. I had even published a post on how to make Rose Milk at home which was a failed experiment but the result was great. Shall post the one which I was trying actually when I succeed. So, I just wanted to share this little thing. 
My mother has a very old habit of collecting the withered roses from the plant and dry them so I have a huge amount of dried rose petals. You could also try that out next time your garden is full of roses. My mom collects only red and maroon roses, btw, and sometimes pink. Well, you might be aware that only red roses are used for extracting rose oil or preparing its essential oil or even while making fragrances. So, collecting and storing dried rose petals are really beneficial coz you can use them in any DIY’s and since these are dehydrated, you can also make oils and your own fragrances with rose infusions. Roses are among the very few flowers you can store otherwise most of them just rot if you try to dry them :( And, I love pressing roses in between the books. That seems romantic though it might be cruel for the flowers but the flowers look best in the garden and no where else.So, next time you see a withered rose, you might think of using it for your beauty routines.


  1. says

    Hi.Nice post.But don’t the roses lost their effectiveness if we dry-store them????I used to press roses given to me by friends in big books then i made a scrap book of who gave them or where i get it from….it was fun at that time.

  2. says

    hey Monali…thankx :) well, regarding the doubt you have raised, I wouldn’t say I am right but I think that dried herbs do not lose their effectiveness like dried pudina or curry leaves or other spices too so I suppose that dried rose petals also don’t lose their effectiveness…using them fresh is undoubtedly the best but I like them more on the plants than on my face 😀 oh yeah…that’s a really nice idea of a scrapbook!!!

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