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How to make Rose Body Oil

rose and patchouli oil

How to make rose body oil

What if a skincare ritual actually scooped you up, up and away .. away from the whirlwind of your day and transported you to here.. right now.

rose and ylang ylang oil

The act of nourishing skin is a ritual that involves taking a quick moment, a moment away from all the noise and chaos that lives in the space around us.

What I love about homemade body products is the simple purity.  Nothing fancy, and most ingredients are easily accessible and some might even be in your pantry.  There are no preservatives so you will need to write an expiration date on your rose body oil. Four to 6 ounces of rose body oil is easy used over the course of several weeks so there should be no waste.  Your rose body oil will last about 4 weeks.

Rose body oil makes a lovely gift.  Wrap your jar in linen, tie with twine, and add a small bundle of wild flowers.  You can also add a bottle of your favorite essential oil.

What you will need to make rose body oil:

Essential oil: Rose, Patchouli, Ylang ylang

Carrier oil: Coconut, jojoba, almond oil

Rose Petals

Weck Jar

The process of making rose body oil

Making rose body oil is a process that allows me to slow down, and clear the way for creativity and new thoughts. Float your roses in water and watch the petals come to life.  Give your skin the nourishment it needs and it too will come to life. Choose your favorite petals to make your rose body oil.

  1. Gather your favorite rose petals and gently submerge in a bowl or sink filled with cold water. This process helps to remove insects and dust from the surface of the petals
  2. Remove the petals and set on a cloth towel to dry for at least an hour.
  3. Pour 1/3 or 1/2 cup carrier oil in to a glass jar. Try unscented jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil,  or almond oil for making rose body oil.
  4. Add rose petals plus 4 – 6 drops of your favorite essential oil in to the jar and put the lid on. Any of the oils will work and you can even combine them.  Just play!
  5. Place jar in a safe place away from extreme temperatures for about 24 hours so the rose oil from the petals can infuse into your oil.
  6. Leave your petals in the jar or strain the oil and add to a pump container.
  7. Your rose body oil will last about 4 weeks in a cool, dry place.

Rose Water has also become popular  

Rose water and the essential oil of rose helps balance moisture levels in skin, reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, and promotes healthy-looking and improve skin tone. You can also cook with rose water! The extract is traditional in Middle Eastern food like lamb stew and rice pudding. It also can be used to make for favorite cocktail.

You can make rose water by following these simple steps:

  1. Remove rose petals from 4 or 5 roses.
  2. Wash them lightly under lukewarm water.
  3. Put the petals in a large pot and pour just enough distilled water over the petals to cover them.
  4. Cover your pot and allow to simmer on low heat until the petals have lost all their color.
  5. Strain the liquid and discard the petals.

Rose Essential Oil  

The beautiful rose, undeniably the Queen of all flowers and symbolic of love. It takes more than 10,000 rose blossoms to produce a small bottle of Rose essential oil.  Because if the delicate nature of this flower, the distillation process must happen the same day that the flower is harvested.  From this labor comes this sweet, floral oil.  Rose oil helps balance moisture levels in skin, reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, and promote a healthy-looking and even skin tone.  Rose Body Oil is especially lovely when paired with a warm cloth to help wind down after a long day.

rose and ylang ylang oil

Ylang Ylang essential oil

Derived from the star-shaped flowers of the tropical Ylang Ylang tree and is used extensively in making perfumes and in aromatherapy. Similar to Jasmine, Ylang Ylang has been used for centuries in religious and wedding ceremonies. In aromatherapy, Ylang Ylang is used to lessen tension and stress and helps us feel more positive.

diy rose infused body oil

Patchouli Essential Oil 

Patchouli is a bushy herb from the mint family with stems reaching two or three feet in height and bearing small, pink-white flowers. Easily recognized for its rich, musky sweet fragrance, Patchouli is regularly used in the perfume industry as well as in scented products such as laundry detergents and air fresheners. Patchouli is beneficial to the skin in many ways. It is often used topically to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and minor skin imperfections and to promote a smooth, glowing complexion.

rose and ylang ylang oil

Drizzle in your bath

Massage your feet

Use immediately following a shower when your skin is still damp and using a warm towel, press the oils into your skin

Keep near the sink and massage into your hands after washing

Breath it in when your feeling overwhelmed.. it just works.

diy rose infused body oil
- Leslie

- Leslie

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