Do you want to learn how to make rose petal oil? Use this step by step guide to make a beautiful rose petal infused oil that you could use as a gift, a perfume or a cleansing oil.
Rose petal oil is very easy to make and has a wide range of potential benefits. Rose oil helps the skin to heal from scars, fights inflammation, and promotes blood circulation. It is also loaded with therapeutic benefits for the skin.
Rose oil can be incorporated into your beauty regimen in many different ways. You can apply it directly to your skin as a cleanser, or moisturising oil, or add it to your bath water or shower gel. You can also use it for a body massage or apply it to scars when they are healing.
If only takes 24 hours to make the oil and once it’s made it should last you between 3-4 weeks.
This post is all about how to make rose petal oil
Rose Petal Oil
Ingredients for the Rose Petal Oil
- Fresh, organic roses that are pesticide and chemical free
- Grapeseed oil
- Small Glass Jar
- Sieve or tea strainer
I recommend using the Naissance Grapeseed Oil. It is extremely moisturising for the skin and contains Contains Omega 3,6 and 9 essential fatty acids, Vitamins E, C and Beta Carotene. It is available on Amazon and is very affordable.
How to Make the Rose Petal Oil
First you need to get about 4 roses and take the petals off them, wash them and let them dry. Next, take a small jar and put the rose petals inside. Pack the petals in, and if you need to, tear the larger petals into smaller pieces. Once the jar is about half full of rose petals add the grapeseed oil until it is just covering the petals. (The good thing about grapeseed oil is the scent is very mild so it doesn’t over take the smell of the roses!) Once you have added enough oil to cover the rose petals, then continue adding more petals to the jar until it is full. When the jar is full then add some more oil to just cover the petals.
Once the jar is full, place it into a saucepan. Add water so that it comes up to half way up the jar. Put the saucepan on a low heat, bring it to a simmer and then turn the heat down to very low and leave it for 2 hours. After 2 hours turn the heat off and leave the jar somewhere cool for 24 hours.
After 24 hours you should take the rose petals out of the oil and drain the oil with a small sieve, or tea strainer. Once the oil has been drained you can put it back into the jar. You can store it as is or you can add a few more fresh rose petals if you want the oil to develop a stronger scent over time.
Items you May Need
- A small glass jar to keep your rose oil in.
2. A stainless steel pan for warming the oil up after you first add the oil and rose petals to the jar.
3. A small tea strainer or a sieve to drain the oil after the scent from the rose petals has infused.
4. You may wish to use dried roses instead of fresh petals, however be aware that if you decide to use dried flowers the scent will have faded.
Using Your Oil
One popular use for flower oils is as a skin cleanser to remove makeup, SPF and impurities from the skin. In order to use the oil as a cleanser, massage it into the skin and use a muslin cloth to remove the oil. You will notice that your make up and any dirt will come off with the oil.
Another popular use for rose is to help heal scars or dark marks on the skin. Simply massage a small amount of the oil into the scar each night before you go to sleep. You will notice over time the scar will start to fade and become less noticeable.
FAQs on Homemade Rose Petal Oil
Can you make rose oil with dried petals?
Yes you can but be aware that if the petals are dry, their scent has already faded
Can I use coconut oil to make rose oil?
Yes. Any unscented oil would be fine for making rose oil. Unscented oils include: jojoba oil, coconut oil, apricot kernel oil, almond oil and grapeseed oil.
Can infused oil go bad?
Refrigerated, cold infused oils will keep for about a month whereas hot infused oils will keep for about three weeks to a month.