Roses are one of the most popular types of flower that you can find these days. Besides fresh roses, these days you also can find preserved roses sold on the market. Some people even preserve the roses by themselves. If you have roses that have been preserved or if you preserve roses, you can use these dried roses for various purposes. Below are several things that you can do using dried roses.
Making Rose Water
Dried roses can be bought easily these days. You can buy dried roses on several stores. You even can buy dried roses online on several websites these days. However, some people might not have idea about what to do with dried roses when they buy it.
Well, basically, there are many things that you can do using dried roses. One of them is using dried roses to make rose water. Rose water is very easy to make. You can use rose water as facial toner. You also can use rose water to freshen clothing or sheets as well. These days you can find tutorials of making rose water using dried roses easily on the internet. You just need to go to the website and follow these tutorials if you want to make rose water by yourself.
Use Dried Roses for Making Rose Oil
Besides for making rose water, preserved roses also can be used for making rose oil as well. To make rose oil, you need to use a jar. What you should do is filling the jar with dried roses until 2/3 of the jar is filled by the dried roses.
After that, add olive oil over the dried roses. Pour the olive oil until it creates layer with one inch high. Close the jar tightly using a lid ad leave the jar to infuse for at least two to three weeks. After two or three weeks, remove the dried roses and pour the rose infused oil to another jar. Make sure that the jar that is used to contain the rose infused oil is clean before you pour the oil. You can use rose oil as lotion. Rose oil also can be used as base for salve, part of body wash, and ingredients for homemade soap.
Use Dried Rose for Potpourri
Potpourri is a mixture of dried spices and petals that are stored in a small sack or bowl and used to perfume room or clothing. You can place potpourri inside your closet or put it on your bedroom table. If you have dried rose and you don’t know what to do with dried roses, using them for potpourri might be one of the best choices for you. The scent of the roses and their color will last for long time if you se dried roses for potpourri.
Dried Roses for Face Mask
Dried roses also can be used as skincare as well. There are many people these days that use preserved roses as the ingredient for face mask. To make face mask using dried rose, you need to mix one teaspoon of dried roses and two teaspoons of white clay. Add water so that the mixture forms a paste. Use this paste as your face mask.