diy rose

How to dry rose petals the lazy way

My dear husband gave me some pretty white-pinkish roses for Valentines Day and as they were starting to wilt I figured it would be a waste to just throw them out. So why not dry them! My usual method of drying involved bundling the flowers and hang them upside down over a radiator. I used to do this quite a lot when I was a teenager but I have lost the patience to do so (Also I don’t have a suitable radiator in my current house anymore)

I looked around for a faster method and stumbled upon a few options:

Option 1: Place petals on a flat surface in a warm environment with lots of ventilation and leave for a loooooong time.
No. Not an option if you have a hyperactive 4 year old running around and destroying everything in his path.

Option 2: Dry them using an oven. Place rose petals on an oventray and put them in the oven on 200 degrees while leaving the oven door open.
Still takes too long for me so I found another method:

Option 3: Nuke the fuckers. The microwave, Now let me tell you, I was a bit skeptic about this. I mean, rose petals in the microwave? I don’t know man. But hey, they said on the internet that it would take only a minute. Not too bad,so I tried it.

I placed the petals on a plate covered in kitchen paper, making sure that the petals were not touching each other. I place the plate in the microwave and blasted them for a minute an a half. They were not completely dry yet so I nuked them for another minute. The came out perfectly dry.
You want them to be crunchy, like potato chips, if they are still bendy, there’s still some moisture left in them.

 After they’re nuked till crispy I placed them on a baking tray to dry for another 48 hours before storing them in an airtight container (I placed the tray on top of a closet and out of sight from my dear little monster child)

^ This is the result of me being an impatient little shit.
I put the 2nd batch of petals in the microwave for a full 3,5 minutes because, hey, maybe it’s faster than checking on them every 30 seconds…
Burnt the everloving fuck out of the poor things.
So be patient.

Tah-daah. Finished. 
The pot I used is a glass airtight pot that used to hold instant coffee. The only reason I drink instant coffee is because of the pretty pots like this one, I’m building up quite a collection of them. They’re very useful to store various stuff in

Anyway, I hope this was useful!
I’ll make a new post about what to do with them once I figure it out myself :)

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Rose body scrub

I would reccomend this if you enjoy the smell of roses. The scrub not only smells great but it’s super cute. I love using this scrub before a day out in the sun or even a night out. The baby oil makes your skin so soft and there is a light fragrance of roses. I prefer using brown sugar instead of white simply because the brown sugar serves as a better scrubbing agent. White will do just fine, it will simply be less coarse against the skin. Dig en and enjoy!

What you’ll need:

• Rose petals from 2-3 roses
• 1 cup of sugar (Brown or White)
• 15ml baby oil or coconut oil
• A blender or food processor
•A jar to place the scrub in

Directions:

Pour all the ingredients into the food processor and blend. Continue doing so until the ingredients are mixed well. Spoon the scrub into a jar and enjoy a rosy heaven.

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Champagne Gold Chrome

💗self love jar💗
what you’ll need:
💗a rose quartz stone/chips
💗Himalayan pink salt
💗cinnamon
💗dried rose petals
💗dried rosemary
💗sugar
💗a candle (white, red or pink)
💗a jar!!

what to do:
💗light the candle and meditate for a bit while watching the flame
💗 put all of your components into your jar while thinking of all of the things you like about yourself.
💗hold the jar you’ve made in your hands and think about how wonderful you are, truly beautiful and kind.
💗(OPTIONAL!!) CAREFULLY pour the wax from the candle onto the lid of your jar, What I did was pour the wax and then stick the rose quartz in it, as it wouldn’t fit in the jar.
💗carry it with you or keep it near your bed to remind you of how lovely you really are 🌸

HOPE YOU ENJOYED!! this is my first spell, so I’m sorry it’s not the best. BUT you are free to use it and pretty please tag me if you make it! I’d love to see your creations!!

How to make Rose Water

Rose water has many magical properties, The most common being for Love, And attraction spells. But different colored roses have different uses.

White Roses- Peace, Protection,

Yellow Roses- Harmony

Blue Roses- Friendship

Pink/Red Roses- Love, Attraction


What you will need

  • Rubbing Alcohol, Or 100 proof Vodka 
  • Clean glass Mason Jar 
  • Rose Petals
  • Rose Oil (For added scent) (Optional)

Fill your clean Mason Jar about ¼ of the way with Rose Petals. (Measurements do not have to be exact) And top that off with 2/4 of your alcohol solution. Leave room for your Rose Water to move around.

Let it sit for 2-5 days (Depending on how rich you want the color to be)

shake daily, And Strain

This Sugar Rose Scrub must smell absolutely amazing. I must try!

Put 1.5 cups of white sugar, ¼ cup baby oil, 12 rose petals in a food processor and hit the button! After it’s all mixed, put the scrub into a cute mason jar for storage.