How-To Tuesday: DIY Rose Oil

Hey Y’All, happy Tuesday! I hope you’re all having lovely weeks so far. I have been SO excited to share this post with you.

So by now I think anyone who knows me well knows I love Essential Oils. They have so many health and mood benefits. One of my favorites is Rose Oil.. it just smells amazing. You can add it to lotion, soaps, or just apply it straight to your pulse points to reap benefits.

Rose oil can improve acne, balance hormones, relieve anxiety, improve depression, reduce rosacea and naturally increase libido. Yes please.

Here’s the thing though.. Rose oil can go for 60$ a bottle.. which is steep. So I’ve started making my own. It’s a rather simple and very easy process.

What you’ll need.
-Petals from at least a dozen roses
-3/4 cup of clear, odorless, oil base. I used liquid coconut oil (odorless), but you can also use grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, avocado oil, and apricot oil
-A large jar with a sealable top

So here’s what I do. A little trick to have the best of both worlds. I buy a dozen roses and put them in a vase for a few days so they can open up and I can enjoy their beauty. Then I remove the petals myself using gloves. It’s rather easy & very cheap. You’ll want to make sure the roses don’t begin to wilt or hang around too long to avoid a musky smelling oil.. the point it to keep them fresh and pick them at their prime.

A dozen roses produces quite a lot of petals.

Next add your quarter cup oil to your jar.

Before adding your petals to your oil it’s important to bruise or tear them first. This is a crucial step as it helps break the seal of the roses allowing it to release their oil so you really get the strongest scent.

You can tear the petals with your hands.

or you can “bruise” them with a spoon (be careful as doing this can also stain surfaces).

Next add all of your petals to the oil, and stir to coat. You should not have an excess oil, but just enough to coat all petals.

 

Place in a sunny spot for 24-48 hours with jar closed. After the oil has time to sit, strain & remove petals.

* You may wish to repeat this process a few times to get the maximum strength “rose” scent. That’s what I’m doing. The first batch is rather mild smelling, but the more you repeat, the more potent your oil is.

 

That’s all for now loves,
Xo, Miranda.