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3 Recipes For Lovely Rose Beauty Aids

Posted By Tipnut On April 27, 2011 @ 2:20 am In Home Spa | 12 Comments

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:

  • If possible, select the freshest flowers by picking them on the day you’ll be making these.
  • Use organic or pesticide free blooms since these will be applied to the body or consumed (the vinegar).

Homemade Bath Oil

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

Directions:

  • Put petals into a glass bottle and top with the oils.
  • Shake and allow to sit overnight.
  • Add 1/4 oz. to bath.

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:

  • If a stronger scent is preferred, add another batch of fresh petals and allow to sit another 24 hours (first sift out the initial batch).
  • Can substitute with lavender or other scented flowers if desired.

Ideas For Use:

  • Dust body with a puff after showering
  • Lightly sprinkle on bedding for a nicely scented sleep
  • To scent lingerie drawers or closets
  • Great to give as homemade gifts

Splash

Ideas for using:

  • Salad dressing or vinaigrette*
  • Facial splash and skin freshener (dilute with water)
  • Headache soother (soak cloth, squeeze out, then place on forehead)
  • Shampoo rinse
  • Tub soak (approx 1 cup per full tub)

What’s needed:

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

Directions:

  • Gently wash and drain petals thoroughly then carefully remove the white/yellow part from each (just snip with scissors). Gently crush them to bruise a bit.
  • Place them in a sterilized jar with the cloves. Pour hot vinegar over top, roughly mash a bit with a wooden spoon and seal immediately.
  • Set aside for 10 days (room temperature and dark). Shake occasionally.
  • Strain and discard the bits.
  • Using small decorative jars (sterilized), pour and seal.

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.


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[1] here: http://tipnut.com/how-to-make-rose-water-4-recipes/

[2] lavender found here: http://tipnut.com/infused-vinegar/

[3] Toner: http://www.delightedmomma.com/2011/09/skin-care-tip-of-week-diy-rose-water.html

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