Roses have the most intoxicating scent and are the perfect mood-lifter. Their delicate petals are soft and beautiful, but more impressively, they possess amazing beauty benefits. Because of roses antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties, rose infused oil can leave skin feeling healthy, moisturized, and can even help fade blemishes.
I've used Chantecaille's Rose de Mai (pure rosewater) for several years now and it's been wonderful for my skin. And because I love good all-natural, homemade beauty products, I decided to make my own rose infused oil.
This rose oil is the simplest and yet most luxurious skincare recipe I've made so far. All that's needed are dried rose petals, olive oil (or coconut oil), a mason jar, cheesecloth, sunshine, and a little bit of time.
After infusing the rose oil for a couple of weeks, strain the oil through a cheesecloth and add drops of the fragrant oil into moisturizers, body creams, homemade soaps, salves, or just use it on its own. Be sure to check back here for more homemade recipes using this fragrant and beneficial rose infused oil!
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ROSE INFUSED OIL RECIPE
- Dried rose petals (I purchased mine from Under A Tin Roof)
- Good quality olive oil (or coconut oil)
- A mason jar (I used a pint jar)
- Fill a pint sized mason jar to about 1/2 full of dried rose petals (about 1 heaping cup).
- Pour oil to the top of the jar and cover it with a cheesecloth. Screw on the band, leaving the cheesecloth exposed. This is to prevent moisture, dust, and bugs from entering into the infusion.
- Place jar on a sunny window sill anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks, depending on how much time and patience you have. Naturally, the longer you infuse, the more concentrated your oil will be.
- Strain oil through a cheesecloth and store rose infused oil in a cool, dark place.