This stunningly beautiful rose petal vinegar is super easy to make and has tons of great uses!
It will keep for at least a year, though the color is most brilliant during the first few months.
If you have an abundance of roses and want to preserve some of that beauty – try making rose petal vinegar today!
Gather fresh rose petals. (If you don’t have fresh, you can use dried, though the color might not be as bright.)
Dark pink or red petals makes the most vivid colored vinegar, but you can use any type you have on hand.
I always let the flowers sit outside on the porch for a little while to make sure any bugs have time to escape. (Bug vinegar is NOT so appealing!)
Heat some vinegar almost to a simmer, then pour into the jar filled with petals, all the way to the top.
You don’t have to heat the vinegar first, it just helps jump-start the infusing process and makes the color appear faster.
It doesn’t really matter what kind of vinegar you use, though apple cider vinegar is considered by many to be best because it’s least processed.
Use a plastic top, or cover the jar with a layer of plastic wrap then a lid, and let sit in a cool, dark place for a few weeks or until the desired color is reached.
(Vinegar will eat away at metal, so don’t let it directly contact metal lids.)
Strain and decant into pretty glass bottles for storage or gift giving.
Store your rose petal vinegar in an area away from direct sun as the light will make the color fade faster.
7 Uses for Rose Petal Vinegar
Rose petal vinegar is not only pretty to look at, it’s quite useful too!
1. It’s very cooling, so think of putting it on things that are inflamed such as bug bites and itchy spots.
2. Dilute with water and store in a spray bottle in the refrigerator to relieve the pain of sunburn.
3. It’s reported to be a great treatment for rosacea, though I’ve no experience using it for that.
4. This also makes a lovely hair rinse or…
5. a refreshing addition to your bathwater.
6. Mixed with around 3 parts witch hazel to 1 part vinegar, it makes a nice after shave splash.
7. You can also use this gorgeous vinegar in your favorite vinaigrette recipe.
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