Aloe Rose Skin Soother

Aloe and Rose Petal Skin Soothing Gel


This week, I’ll be sharing a few project ideas using fresh roses and aloe. Today’s recipe is for a skin soothing gel, tomorrow we’ll use some of that gel in an anti-aging face cream, and then the next day – we’ll make aloe rose soap!

Aloe rose skin soother can be used for:

  • sunburn
  • bug bites
  • rashes
  • dry skin
  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • razor burn
  • minor cuts and scrapes
  • radiation burns

Rub on skin irritations in small amounts, as needed. The natural soothing properties of aloe and rose petals, combined with its coolness from being stored in the refrigerator, will usually offer rapid relief. As with all cosmetics, if you develop redness, sensitivity, or signs of allergy then you should promptly discontinue use.

 

aloe rose skin soother ingredients

To make this you’ll need:

So, if you use 1/3 cup aloe vera gel, blend it with 1/3 cup petals. I pack the measuring cup pretty tightly with flowers, but you don’t have to be overly precise with this.

Make sure you’re using a pure aloe vera gel. I picked one up to buy at my local grocery store before that said “100% aloe vera” only to find it had about five other chemical preservatives listed in tiny print. I now buy aloe HERE from Mountain Rose Herbs, since it has the least additives of any I’ve seen. Of course, you can always harvest from your own aloe plants as well, keeping in mind though that the shelf life on homemade gel will be very short without a preservative.

 

Aloe Rose Skin Soother blending ingredients together

Place the petals and aloe vera gel in a mini food processor (like this one.) Blend them together thoroughly. You’ll notice that it gets a little frothy in the process, but that’s not a problem.

 

Aloe Rose Skin Soother straining roses from aloe

After blending, strain the now pink aloe juice from the rose petal pieces. Because the mixture is so thick, you’ll need to rub it through a mesh sieve or something similar. Squeeze and press on the petals to get every last drop of goodness out.

 

Store your finished aloe rose gel in the refrigerator. Depending on the level of preservatives in your purchased bottle of aloe, it should stay fresh for several weeks or more. For longer storage, freeze the gel in ice cube trays, then store individual cubes in the freezer for future use.

Aloe infused with fresh rose petals

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69 Responses to Aloe Rose Skin Soother

  1. thank you for sharing these awesome recipes Jan

  2. Michelle says:

    Can any rose petal work with this recipe? I have yellow knock out roses.

  3. Lesley says:

    Beautiful! Can dried rose petals be rehydrated and used?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Lesley, That’s an interesting idea! I haven’t tried it though, to be sure how it would work. It’s certainly worth a small experiment though – if anyone gets to it before I do, we’d love to hear how it works out! :)

  4. Renee says:

    Can you use Rose Water with this recipe?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Renee, You could try stirring some rose water in with the aloe to make a skin toner of sorts. It won’t be as thick and gel like as this version, but I bet you could dab it on with cotton balls or put it in a bottle and spritz it on. It sounds like it would be nice and soothing too!

  5. Diana Gorski says:

    Any suggestions on how to make a more manly scent? Not to sure my hubby would like to smell like roses. ;)

    • Jan says:

      Yes, I can relate! The gel actually smells more “green” like aloe than roses, but I added two drops of peppermint essential oil to my last batch so it would be universally accepted around here. :) The peppermint is so nice and cooling, you just wouldn’t want to use it too close to your eyes. (They’ll water a lot.)

  6. Diana Gorski says:

    Thank you! I need to try this.

  7. Terry Crawley says:

    Hi, do you wash the rose pedals first? They could have pesticides. I love your recipes by the way.. Thanks for sharing them. Terry

    • Jan says:

      Hi Terry, I don’t rinse my rose petals since I pick them at home where I know no pesticides are. You are right – you don’t want any that have pesticides going on your skin! Washing won’t really help, so it’s good to start with chemical free ones.

  8. Gabby says:

    hi! Could you add vitamin e to make it last longer in the fridge?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Gabby! Vitamin E usually keeps oils from going rancid so fast. Since this doesn’t have any oils, then I’m not sure it would help. Depending on what type of preservative is in your bottled aloe, it may last longer than a week. I actually have a batch that is still fresh looking and a pretty pink after over two weeks now. I have a small amount set aside that I’m observing so I’ll know a better idea of shelf life. It freezes well too! :)

  9. Lea says:

    This sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing it.

  10. Amy says:

    Would any color rose work? What about wilted petals? Don’t know if I’d have enough fresh blooming at one time. I know mine are pesticide free.

    • Jan says:

      Hi Amy! Any color rose should work. If you don’t have enough roses fresh at the time (though I only used three mediumish ones to make the amount shown), you can pick one at a time and put them in a bowl in your refrigerator with a bit of water in the bottom. Cover them with a damp towel and they will stay fresh for many days!

  11. courtney porter says:

    can i put this on my face daily ? i am so in love

  12. Laide says:

    Pls how do we apply the gel, is it as a body cream or body scrup and how long can it stay in d body. Thk for ur care.

    • Jan says:

      Hi Laide! Just rub on your skin in small amounts, as needed for things like sunburn or bug bites or rashes. It can stay on your skin and doesn’t need to be washed off.

  13. Julie says:

    If I freeze a batch, how long do you think it would be “good” for?

    Thanks for the recipe!

  14. this is gorgeous! I have to make this!

  15. Emma says:

    The only aloe vera gel I can find is green. yours looks clear. banana boat probably is not pure, but can you find pure aloe vera at a place like walmart?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Emma, I would check your local WalMart, Target, or drugstores (like CVS & Walgreens) and you should probably be able to find a clear one. Even Mt Rose Herbs has a preservative in theirs, so I suspect there are several good brands out there that are comparable.

  16. Jackie says:

    This aloe rose skin soother looks simple and beautiful. I think it is very useful in the summer and therefore will definitely try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing :-)

  17. Torri says:

    Hi! one of my friends and I tried something like this a while ago and loved it. it was basically the same thing but instead of roses you use cucumber. follow the exact same process then refrigerate it for a while and it lasts months. it’s very soothing under your eyes and it helps me wake up in the morning! but remember to keep it in the fridge so it lasts longer and feels refreshing when you apply it. love your site!

  18. Callista says:

    Thank you SO much for doing this! finding people or resources to teach me nifty things like this is harder than I’d like to think. My rose bushes have a purpose in life now! :)

  19. sylvia why says:

    Is it possible to use plumeria petals instead of the rose petals. I have many plumeria plants with lots of petals. Thanks for sharing… sylvia

    • Jan says:

      Hi Sylvia, That’s a lovely idea! If a flower is edible, then I feel like it’s safe to use on the skin. I looked and plumeria flowers are indeed listed as being edible, so I’d give it a try!

  20. Amanda says:

    Hi,

    I made this exactly how you said and it’s all runny liquidy, not gel like at all. :(

    I can’t figure out what I did wrong. Do you have any ideas or suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Amanda

    • Jan says:

      Hi Amanda, I’m sorry that happened! What type of gel did you start out with? Was it thick or more water like? Some brands have thickeners which make them a better consistency for these types of projects. I’ve also read that because it’s a natural product, there are variations between batches. So, I don’t think you did anything wrong – perhaps if you try a new brand or different batch of aloe gel? You also want to keep it refrigerated. What you made is still fine to use too!

  21. Beatrice says:

    Dear Jan,

    I am about to make your fabulous Aloe Rose Anti-Aging Skin Cream therefore I need to make the rose infused aloe. I guess it’d be best to use organic rose petals, wouldn’t it? Do you use regular flowers or organic? I don’t even know where to buy organic flowers (i live in the District of Columbia). Thank you for your kind help and have a lovely weekend. Beatrice

    • Jan says:

      Hi Beatrice! I do use organic/unsprayed roses since the ones from the florist usually have pesticides on them that aren’t tested for safety on human skin. One option is to check with your local Whole Foods or Fresh Market type of store. Their produce manager may be able to set you up with some unsprayed roses (or they may even have some in stock.) You can also leave out the rose petals for the skin cream recipe and use plain aloe instead (but keep in the rosehip seed oil since it’s one of the anti-aging powerhouses.) I hope you enjoy the recipe and have a wonderful weekend too!

  22. Beatrice says:

    Wonderful! thank you for your super quick reply :)

  23. Liyah says:

    is this good for acne?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Liyah, You could try it and see. Another idea though: my teenage daughter and a friend of hers has had the best luck washing their face with raw honey, to treat acne flareups. It works great!

  24. cmj says:

    can you make your own aloe gel from an aloe plant? I have nearly unlimited amounts of organic aloe growing around my yard and am wondering how to use it.

  25. mistie says:

    Can you use rose powder instead of rose petals?

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  28. Tiffany says:

    Great recipe!!! Aloe and roses are so great for your skin! You could add a few drops of vitamin E oil to help preserve it!

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  30. Stephanie says:

    When I found this interesting recipe at Affimity’s Beauty Channel, I was particularly inclined to read your post because our new home has a rose bush! I absolutely love the idea of fresh roses and aloe vera as burn or eczema relief. I am going to make this for my husband (his skin is particularly bothersome in the Colorado winter). I’m excited! Thanks for the share!

  31. Pooja says:

    hi I love the recipe and would love to try it. I do have a lot of dried rose petals from bulk herbstore. can I use those for it? if yes do I need to soak them in water and then use them? thanks much

    • Hi Pooja! I haven’t tried making this recipe with dried rose petals, though I like the idea! I’m not sure if the petals would work better dried or soaked in water, but you could experiment with a small bit and see what happens. When I get a new supply of aloe, I’ll try to remember to test that out myself. It would be quite convenient if dried petals would work too!

  32. Kristy says:

    Since this is winter and I don’t have any fresh herbs I made a tea out of rose and calendula and wizzed it up with the aloe. It turned out amazing and my horrible dry flaky scalp loved it!!

  33. lisa says:

    hi jan,
    i’ve been searching around for something soothing for my daughter’s face. she’s going thru chemo & radiation & has been getting “pimply/rashy” break-outs on her face.
    any ideas are most certainly welcome…
    thank you, lisa

    • Hi Lisa! I’m so sorry that your daughter is going through such a tough time. Has she tried a face wash of raw honey? Honey is soothing to irritated skin (and burns) and is an excellent treatment for breakouts.
      I use it for my 40+ skin and my daughter for her teenager acne-prone skin & it works equally well for both of us. Just rub raw honey on, let it sit for a few minutes if possible, then gently wipe off with a warm washcloth and/or rinse gently with warm water.
      You can find raw honey in many supermarkets, usually in the honey/syrups section or natural foods section.

  34. Monika says:

    Hi, this looks absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for this simple and fantastic recipe. Is it a good idea to use glycerine as a preservative for increasing shelf life of this soother?

    • Hi Monika! Glycerin won’t act as a preservative unless it’s a really really high concentration, which would be too sticky for comfort. Bottled aloe comes with its own preservative(s) which coupled with the refrigeration seems to help the rose aloe last a couple weeks, but you could try adding something like Leucidal Liquid SF (a nature-derived probiotic preservative) if you’d like it to help it last even longer. http://www.lotioncrafter.com/leucidal-liquid-sf.html

  35. negin says:

    Can we use aloe vera leaf gel to be sure about it is real aloe?

    • Hi Negin! You sure can, just keep in mind that without preservatives, fresh aloe will have a really short shelf life. You might want to mix the recipe up, then freeze the rose aloe in ice trays to make single use portions. That way it stays fresh a long time.

  36. I’ll make this sounds lovely

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