Rose Infused Witch Hazel

Rose Infused Witch Hazel

Soothing roses and anti-inflammatory witch hazel combine in this beautiful rose infused witch hazel. It’s perfect to use as a facial toner, for bug bites, acne, sunburn, varicose veins, and more! My roses are in full bloom this week and I’ve been busily preserving them in all sorts of ways! I first made this lovely…

Honeysuckle Rose Salve Recipe

Honeysuckle Rose Salve Recipe

This salve captures the essence of two well-loved summer flowers – roses and honeysuckle. Roses are often used in skin care recipes for their cooling and anti-inflammatory properties. Honeysuckle flowers, while better known for treating flu and viruses internally, can also be used as a skin soothing component in skin care formulations. A touch of rose (or geranium)…

Rose Petal Salve Recipe

Rose Petal Salve Recipe

This rose petal salve recipe is made with real rose petals along with rosehip seed oil, which has amazing benefits when applied to mature, sun-damaged, dry, or irritated skin. Today’s project is Rose Petal Salve! I like to enrich this salve with Rosehip Seed Oil which is well known for its anti-aging and skin healing…

12 Things to Make With Roses

12 Things to Make With Roses

Here are a dozen pretty and useful DIY bath and beauty recipes that you can make with roses. Roses are one of my absolute favorite flowers to make things with! Besides being enjoyable to look at and smell, their cooling, soothing, anti-inflammatory and mild astringent properties make them ideal ingredients in many body care products and herbal remedies. Types of…

Aloe Rose Soap

Aloe Rose Soap

This week, I’ve been sharing some recipes using aloe vera and fresh roses. First, we made a skin soothing gel, then we turned that gel into a fabulous anti-aging skin cream, and today – we’re making soap! To make this, you’ll need a pint jar full of freshly picked rose petals. (If you don’t have…

Aloe Rose Anti-Aging Skin Cream

Aloe Rose Anti-Aging Skin Cream

This all natural skin cream recipe features rose-infused aloe, rosehip seed oil, beeswax, and shea butter. Yesterday, I shared how to make an aloe and rose skin soothing gel that’s great for treating sunburn, rashes, bug bites, and more. Today, we’re going to use some of that gel to make this deeply moisturizing face cream,…

Aloe Rose Skin Soothing Gel

Aloe Rose Skin Soothing Gel

Aloe vera & fresh rose petals make up this soothing aloe rose gel that’s useful for sunburn, bug bites, rashes, dry skin, and more! 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…

Rose Lotion Bars

Rose Lotion Bars

Rose lotion bars are easy to make and are fantastic at healing damaged skin. They also make wonderful gifts! To use, rub a lotion bar over your skin wherever it feels dry. They’re especially helpful for spot treating rough feet, knees, and elbows. To make this recipe, you’ll first need to make rose infused oil….

Wild Rose Body Butter

This luscious body butter is so rich, so moisturizing… it has quickly become a new favorite of mine! I adapted it from the wonderful whipped body butter recipe found HERE on the Soap Queen blog. I love that it’s super easy to put together – no melting, no chilling, no complicated steps. I loaded my…

Peppermint Rose Lip Balm

Peppermint Rose Lip Balm

Today, we’re going to turn roses into lip balm! To make this, first you’ll need some rose petals. You can either go outside and gather these off of the roses growing around your home, or you can order dried, organic petals online from a place such as Mountain Rose Herbs. If using fresh roses, spread…

Rose Petal Remedy (Rose Oxymel)

Rose Petal Remedy (Rose Oxymel)

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…

Rose Petal Peppermint Drops

Rose Petal Peppermint Drops

These yummy peppermint drops were inspired by a recipe for Herbal Candy Drops contained in A Kid’s Herb Book, written by Lesley Tierra. It’s an enchanting tome filled with facts, folklore, ideas & recipes aimed at introducing children to the wonderful world of herbs. I highly recommend it (for grownups too!) I took their basic…