National Rose Month: 5 Rose Infused Beauty Recipes

3rd Jun 2014 / By Guest Contributor


June is National Rose Month! Did you know that the rose is considered the National Floral Emblem of the United States? Roses are not only beautiful and symbolic; they can be used in a variety of ways in your everyday life. So don’t just save those bouquets for special occasions, use those pretty petals to enhance your daily beauty routine! To celebrate the rose, we’ve gathered 5 rose beauty recipes you can easily create at home.

Rose Sugar Scrub
Ingredients:
2-3 roses
3/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond oil
1/2 cup brown sugar, loosely packed

Directions:

  • Put a large scoop of coconut oil in the bottom of the jar
  • Place the rose petals on top of the coconut oil
  • Add the brown sugar
  • Layer almond on top of the sugar
  • Wait for the oil to seep down to the flower petals and then top it off with a little more of the oil
  • Place the lid on the jar and let sit for a few hours so the oils can soak into the petals
  • When you’re ready to use it, use a spoon to mash it all up. The sugar will help break up the rose petals.

Beauty Bonus: The rose & coconut combination will smell ah-mazing and leave your skin feeling super soft!

Rosewater Facial Mist
Ingredients:
2 tbsp. rose essential oil
2 tbsp. vitamin E oil
1/2 cup filtered water
Small spray bottle (Travel Size)

Directions:

  • Mix all of the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake it up!
  • Mist your face prior to applying your favorite moisturizer

Beauty Bonus: The rose essential oil will give your skin a dewy glow!

Rose Herbal Shampoo
Ingredients:
8 oz. boiling water
3 tsp. of dried rose petals
2 tsp. of dried rosemary
4 oz. liquid castile soap
3 tbsp. aloe vera juice
¼ tsp. of almond oil
25-30 drops of rose essential oil

Directions:

  • Place the rose petals & rosemary in a jar and fill to 8 ounces with boiling water
  • Cover right away and let it stand until the jar has cooled
  • Strain out the herbs, and pour the water into the bottle that you will use for storage
  • Add the castile soap, aloe vera juice, almond oil, and rose essential oil
  • Shake well!

Beauty Bonus: Rose oils encourage hair growth and minimize hair loss!

Rose Body Oil
Ingredients:                                                                                                                                         1 cup of rose petals (3-4 roses)
1 cup of almond oil
A few drops of your favorite essential oil

Directions:

  • Put the petals in a jar and crush them up using a spoon
  • Pour in the almond oil
  • Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a customized scent
  • Let the mixture sit for about five days, then strain before using

Beauty Bonus: Use as a body moisturizer and/or shaving aid

Rose Petal Bath Salts
Ingredients:                                                                                                                                         1 cup dried rose petals (3-4 roses)
1 cup Epsom salts
1/3 cup baking soda
2/3 cup powdered milk                                                                                                                         A few drops of rose essential oil

Directions:

  • Start by removing the petals from the roses
  • Mix together the Epsom salts, baking soda, and powdered milk in a bowl. Mix well to ensure there are no clumps.
  • Add a few drops of rose essential oil to the salt mixture; mix thoroughly
  • Once the petals are dry, break them up into small pieces.
  • Layer the ingredients together in a mason jar, starting with the salt mixture, then a sprinkle of roses, and so on
  • Continue layering until the mason jar is full
  • Add a scoop of the finished bath salts to your next hot soak!

Beauty Bonus: The calming effect of the rose scent & the relaxing nature of the salt mixture will create a truly serene experience

 

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