What girl doesn't love a bouquet of red roses on Valentine's Day? They are a symbol of love, wonderfully fragrant and can boost the aesthetic of any room. If you follow me on Instagram or viewed my Gallery then you know I received the most beautiful bouquet of flowers for Valentine's Day. Roses are a beautiful gift that women covet during this holiday, but what happens when the beauty fades? Do we just toss them in the trash or do we turn this gift into natural beauty products that can benefit your skin? I vote the latter. Below are three ways to not only take your beauty routine up a notch but save money too.
Great as a natural toner to help fight redness, inflammation, acne and eczema. Rose water is a gentle natural cleanser and is renowned for unclogging pores. For you bath time lovers, add the rose water to your next soak for a soothing experience. Add to a squirt bottle for a natural makeup setting spray for those who crave a dewey look or before makeup to help prep the skin for application. For all my natural readers, rose water helps stimulate hair growth, moisturize and make your curls more manageable.
Rose Petals ( I used rose petals from 8 stems)
Step 1:Remove Petals From Stem And Place In Pot. (I would suggest rinsing them off first)
Step 2: Add Distilled Water To Pot. (Just enough to cover the roses)
Step 3: Bring The Pot To A Low-Medium Simmer for 30 minutes. (Rose petals' color will fade)
Step 4: Strain
Step 5: Toss The Rose Petals & Place Your Rose Water In A Spray Bottle Or Glass Jar For Storage.
Rose Lip Balm
Roses contain Vitamin C, B & K and are chock full of antioxidants, This Lip Balm can be made in variety of different ways. If you're looking for more of a gloss or oil I would suggest swapping the coconut oil with almond seed oil. This balm is fantastic for people who suffer from dry lips or eczema.
1/4 cup Coconut Oil (It solidifies when cool)
1 Tbsp Vitamin E Oil
1 Tbsp Sunflower Oil
Step 1: Remove Petals From Stem And Set Aside In Jar
Step 2: In A Pot Or Saucepan Combine Your Oils And Place Under Medium Heat
Step 3: Once Oil Mixture Starts To Boil Remove From Heat And Carefully Pour Into Jar With Petals.
Step 4: Stir The Mixture and Cover With Lid
Step 5: Allow The Oil To Infuse For A Minimum of 3 Days
You can remove petals, but I like to leave my rose petals in the oil. I think it looks nice and it allows the oil to continue infusing, making it stronger. Use this balm/oil on lips and body daily for vitamin packed moisture.
Rose Petal Bath Bomb
Bath bomb are not only fun to watch but can be fun to make. Bath bombs are great for a relaxing wind down after a long day. The Epsom Salt and Roses help draw out toxins and dirt while the oils leave your skin soft and smooth.
2 parts Baking Soda
1 Part Citric Acid
Oil ( perfect time to breakout the rose oil we made above☺️)
A Few Drops Of Witch Hazel
Mold Of Your Choice
Step 1: Mix Ingredients Together In One Bowl
Step 2: Place In Molds
Step 3: Let Rest In Mold For 20 Min.
Step 4: Remove From Mold & Let Bath Bombs Dry for 24hrs Before Use
I can't stress enough the importance of letting the molds dry a full 24hrs before using. They WILL fall apart. Also, when adding witch hazel try not to go overboard or it will cause the ingredients to activate prematurely. Just stick to a few spritz or drops. And most importantly, have fun and enjoy a relaxing bath.
Disclaimer: I am not a dermatologist. I have done all DIYs on this blog and I am speaking from personal experience. All photos are taken and edited by me. All content is original and created by me.🌹