Peppermint Rose Lip Balm

Peppermint Rose Lip Balm

Today, we’re going to turn roses into lip balm! This is another recipe from my newest eBook, Things To Do With Roses. (If you’re interested in seeing other projects from the book, check out: Rose Petal Salve, Rose Petal Remedy, and Rose Petal Vinegar.) To make this, first, we’re going to need some rose petals. You can either go outside and gather these off of the roses growing around your home, or you can order … Continue reading

Rose Petal Remedy (Rose Oxymel)

Rose Oxymel Recipe

This week, I’ve been sharing a few ideas from my new eBook: Things To Do With Roses. Roses are not only edible, but are traditionally used for the following health benefits as well. They are: cooling astringent anti-inflammatory uplifting nervine (beneficial to the nervous system) emotion balancing helpful for PMS & menopausal symptoms   In the past, I’ve written about how you can make Rose Glycerite and Whiskey Rose Cough Remedy, but today I want … Continue reading

Rose Petal Salve Recipe

Rose Petal Salve

This week, I’m sharing a few recipes from my eBook: Things To Make With Roses. Today’s project is Rose Petal Salve! I like to enrich this with Rosehip Seed Oil which is well known for its anti-aging and skin healing benefits for conditions such as: Scars Stretch Marks Eczema & Psoriasis Age Spots Wrinkles Sun Damage I dab this around my eyes & use on my face. I have dry skin & am old enough to … Continue reading

Herbal Scouring Powder

Herbal Scouring Powder Recipe Chemical Free Cleaner

I’ve decided that I’ve reached my tolerance level for the winter grunge that has accumulated in my house and hereby designate this coming week as Spring Cleaning Time! I plan to declutter and/or scrub everything in my path with a vengeance. Of course, shortly after I made that plan, I heard that we’re possibly going to get a snow storm in the middle of the week, so in all actuality, I might end up sitting … Continue reading

Rose Face & Body Cream Recipe

DIY Rose Face & Body Cream Recipe

I created this rose face and body cream as a gift for my mom. She absolutely adores all things roses and the color pink, so I think she’ll love this! (Update: I never can wait to give gifts to people & already gave my mom some of this. She LOVES it. Success!)  :)   There are a few things to remember when making this homemade cream: Use the utmost care in sterilizing everything that touches … Continue reading

Rose Glycerite – Emotional Balancer

Rose Glycerite for Calming Nerves

I’ve discussed various ways of preserving and using roses, but for my final post on the topic this season, I want to highlight how to capture the physical and emotional benefits of the rose using the easy-to-take, alcohol-free medium of vegetable glycerine. Rose Glycerite acts as a mild nervine, calming anxiety and jitteryness. Many people find it an uplifting and gentle anti-depressant. It’s also anti-spasmodic so is a useful treatment for stomach or pre-menstrual cramps. … Continue reading

Whiskey Rose Cough Remedy

Whiskey Rose Cough Remedy

A few days ago, one of my nieces brought a beautiful rose back from her grandfather’s house and presented it to my brother. He made a joke to her about giving it to me so I could make something from it. I admit I MAY sometimes go a bit overboard on creating things from flowers and was deserving of the teasing! :) But, anyway, I did make him something from it! Almost every winter it … Continue reading