How To Make Rose Oil for Your Skin Care

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HOW TO MAKE ROSE INFUSED OIL WITH ROSE PETALS

Hey honeys!

Valentine’s day is right around the corner and after you enjoyed your beautiful roses, let’s not waste those precious rose petals. Let’s create DIY skin products to enjoy for the rest of the month.

Hopefully, you or your partner treated you (yourself) to some beautiful organic roses. We wouldn’t want pesticides in our DIY products right.

You usually throw away your dry roses? Are you not too fan of potpourri? No problem! I have a great idea of what to do with those rose petals.

Let me show you why you should keep your rose petals and how to make rose oil with them.

Let’s make rose oil with blooming rose petals and with dried petals.

FACT: Roses in the water last about a week or so.

WHY ARE ROSES GOOD FOR OUR SKIN?

Few weeks ago, I talk about the Benefit of Roses based product for our skin (oily skin, acne-prone skin and sensitive skin), hair, and body.

Rose petals contain flavonoids, beta-carotene, vitamin C, D, K, and calcium.

Beta-carotene is a vitamin A precursor that converts to retinol in the body.

FACT: Roses are a result of double mutations. The rose petals’ genes were manipulated to give flowers more petals to look full and be more beautiful.

THE BENEFITS OF USING ROSES INFUSED PRODUCTS

Whether it is rose water, rose oil, rosehip oil, rose-infused oil, or geranium rose essential oil (they all are not the same oils), they all have similar benefits for the skin, hair and body.

  • It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Has powerful antioxidants
  • Moisturize the skin and help treat acne
  • Encourage the production of collagen
  • Boosts skin cells and reduce wrinkles
  • Enhance natural glow to the skin
  • Promotes hair growth and strengthen hair cells

WHICH OILS TO INFUSED THE ROSE PETALS IN?

Since pure rose oil is costly for a tiny quantity, it’s easier and more affordable to make rose-infused oil at home.

To make rose oil, it’s important to choose a suitable carrier oil.

Because we will use this rose oil for our skin, hair, and body, we have to take into account the components of the oil of choice.

JOJOBA OIL

 Jojoba oil is known for being a light oil that mimics the skin’s sebum. It’s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. It also moisturizes and balances the oil on your skin.

Component of jojoba oil:

  • Vitamin B & E
  • Eicosenoic acid and oleic acid (both have omega-9 fatty acid)
  • Stearic acid (emulsifier)

Because of its properties, jojoba oil helps restore and maintain the skin’s pH that can fluctuate due to our environment, the food we eat, and the product that we use on our skin.

ARGAN OIL

 Another oil great for the skin is argan oil. It moisturizes the skin, reduces skin infection, and possesses anti-aging properties.

Component of argan oil:

  • Squalene (anti-aging properties)
  • Carotene (a form of vitamin A)
  • Vitamin E (tocopherol)
  • Linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acid)
  • Oleic acid (omega-9 fatty acid)

I’m not sure how argan oil and jojoba oil’s pH were measured since the pH system can only measure aqueous solutions. Vegetable oils don’t have a pH.

pH
The skin’s sebum4.5-5.5
Jojoba oil4.5-5
Argan oil3.5-6

Preferably, you want to use an oil with the same pH as the skin, so it mimics the sebum excreted by the skin.

GRAPESEED & ALMOND OIL

If you don’t have jojoba oil or argan oil, grapeseed and almond oil are my recommendation.

BEAUTY REMINDER: Oils are moisturizing but not hydrating. Only water-based products are hydrating to the skin.

ORGANIC CARRIER OILS*

* Make sure your oils are organic.

A lot of the oils that are not organic are actually blends of different oils.

HOW TO MAKE ROSE OIL WITH ROSE PETALS

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INGREDIENTS & TOOLS

What you will need:

  • 1 cup of organic rose petals (2-3 roses)
  • 1 cup of carrier oil of your choice (jojoba, argan, grapeseed, almond oil)
  • A sieve or cheesecloth (or both)
  • A clear glass jar (larger than a cup or 237ml) with a secure lid
  • Glass container to store the infused oil
  • Plastic bag and a wooden spoon
  • Simmering water in a pot
  • Geranium rose essential oil (optional)
  • Thermometer (optional)
  • A funnel (optional)

THE STEPS TO MAKING ROSE OIL

  1. Rinse the rose petals in water
  2. Let the petals dry completely for an hour (i.e. on a towel)
  3. Place the dry petals in the plastic bag and crush them with a wooden spoon until the petals look damaged (this step is to make sure the maximum of the components of the rose petals are transferred in the oil)
  4. Put the crushed rose petals in the glass jar
  5. Add the cup of your carrier oil (and few drops of essential oil)
  6. With a spoon, make sure all the petals have fully submerged in the oil
  7. Screw the lid close
  8. Let it marinate for 24- 48 hours
  9. With a sieve and/or cheesecloth, separate and transfer the infused oil to a glass container
  10. You can repeat steps 1-8 if you want a stronger scented oil.

HOW TO MAKE ROSE OIL WITH DRIED ROSE PETALS

You can wait for your rose petals to dry on their own before using them. You can also purchase organic dried rose petals.

Long Method #1

  1. Place 1 cup dried rose petals in a clear glass jar
  2. Add 1 cup of your carrier oil (and few drops of essential oil)
  3. With a spoon, make sure all the petals have fully submerged in the oil
  4. Screw the lid on
  5. Let it sit in a cool and dry place for 2-4 weeks
  6. With a sieve and/or cheesecloth, separate and transfer the infused oil to a glass container

Short Method #2

  1. Place 1 cup dried rose petals in a clear glass jar
  2. Add 1 cup of your carrier oil (and few drops of essential oil)
  3. With a spoon, make sure all the petals have fully submerged in the oil
  4. Screw the lid on
  5. Place and submerge the glass jar with the petal rose mixture in simmering water (158°F or 70°C) for 25-30 min)
  6. Remove the jar from the hot water and let it cool down.
  7. With a sieve and/or cheesecloth, separate and transfer the infused oil to a glass container

AND VOILA! You got yourself some ROSE OIL.

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You can use this rose-infused oil to moisturize your skin, your hair, and your body.

BONUS DIY PRODUCT

LIGHT SCENTED ROSE PARFUM

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In a glass roller bottle, you can add your rose oil and a bit of dried rose petals.

You can apply and massage the rose-infused oil on your wrist and behind your ears, just like you would with a perfume.

Who wouldn’t want to smell like roses!


I always recommend doing small amounts of DIY products since they don’t contain any preservatives to control bacteria growth. Fortunately
bacteria doesn’t grow as quickly in oil-based products as it does in water-based products.

You don’t want to use them longer than a couple of weeks. Keep your oil in a cool place or the refrigerator to preserve it.


If you do make a large quantity of rose oil, this oil makes a perfect gift.

Enjoy your roses and your rose oil. 🌹🥀

 “The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.”Paulo Coelho

Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed below are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission.

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