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3 Recipes For Lovely Rose Beauty Aids

Roses are appreciated for their beauty and fragrance but did you know they can make luxurious aids for the skin and hair too?

HandsHere are a few different recipes to try (bath oil, dusting powder and a vinegar that is a lovely hair rinse or facial splash/skin freshener).

First some tips:

Homemade Bath Oil

2 oz grapeseed oil
5 drops jasmine oil
5 drops ylang-ylang oil

Directions:

Source: Womans World Magazine Oct, 2007

Dusting Powder

4 roses (medium size)
1 cup cornstarch
3 TBS baking soda
3 dried roses

Directions:

  1. In a small cardboard box, layer the petals and cornstarch. Fit the cover on but don’t seal tight, the contents should still have a bit of air. Leave for 24 to 36 hours.
  2. Sift the pieces from cornstarch then add the baking soda (may have to sift a few times). Combine well then split the mixture into two batches. *See tip below
  3. Next take the dried flowers, remove the stem and leaves and add the heads to one half of the mixture. Pour into a blender and grind until they are fine.
  4. Add the fine ground mixture to the other half of the powder mixture, and blend with a wooden spoon.
  5. Pour the scented powder into a decorative box or shaker jar, allow to sit for a day before using.

Tips:

Ideas For Use:

Splash

Ideas for using:

What’s needed:

2 cups white wine vinegar (heat to near boil)
1 cup petals
3 or 4 whole cloves

Directions:

You’ll also find instructions for making rose water here [1]. Make sure to check out the big bunch of recipes using lavender found here [2].

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Toner [3]: This is made with dried hips and distilled or filtered water. Recommends using as a makeup setter, help soothe sunburns and wounds as well as a natural way to help balance skin.