I just did an Amazon search for rose oil ⏤ goodness me, that stuff is expensive! Save your coin and make your own instead. It’s super easy and you’ll know exactly what you are putting on your skin. Grab a few roses from the garden, or better yet, the Valentine’s day bouquet from bae. Then use your rose oil for massages, as a facial moisturizer, to deep condition tired tresses, and so much more! Scroll down for all the deets, I guarantee you’ll wonder what took you so long to start making your own rose oil. I know I did. And better yet, while you’re on a DIY kick, make some rose water too!
About the ingredients & supplies
Organic rose petals
- Please make sure you use organic roses to make your rose oil
- Non-organic roses are sprayed with pesticides and chemicals, and we don’t want any of that in something we will be using on our bodies
- You can use fresh or dried rose petals, just be sure they are organic
- The color of your rose petals will determine the color of your rose oil ⏤ the darker the roses, the more vibrant the rose oil will be. The lighter the roses, the lighter it will be!
- Grapeseed oil is a mild, smelling oil, which will help our rose oil smell more like roses and less like oil if you know what I mean
- It’s also a great carrier oil for all skin types
- If you don’t have Grapeseed oil, choose another mild smelling oil that works for your skin type (in other words, steer clear of Olive or Coconut oils!)
- We will need to boil water to warm the Grapeseed oil, which will allow the organic rose petals to release their goodness
- If you have a saucepan with a lid, even better!
- If you’ve seen any of my other DIY recipes (Rosewater, Antibacterial mouthwash, or Surface cleaner to name a few!) you know I typically recommend using distilled water, but tap water is fine here
- We are only using this water to warm our oil and petals from the outside; it will never come in contact with our rose oil
- Anything that is heat-safe and air-tight will work here
- I ended up infusing the oil in a glass jar and then transferred the rose oil into a fancier applicator bottle, but use what you have!
- Once the rose petals have infused the oil, we will need a strainer to separate our sweet, sweet oil from the petals
- Using a strainer ensures the rose oil doesn’t have any annoying petal pieces or debris
- You could also use cheese cloth or a nut milk bag
- In order to get as much rose-y goodness out of our organic rose petals, we will need to shred the petals
- If you have Wolverine hands, shredding will be easy for you. For the rest of us, scissors get the job done
How to make
- Fill the saucepan with water and bring to a boil
- While waiting for the water to boil, remove organic rose petals from the stems, shred them with scissors and add to the glass jar
- Add 1 cup of Grapeseed oil to the glass jar
- Close the jar
- Once the saucepan of water has come to a boil, remove from the heat
- Add the glass jar to the saucepan and let sit in the boiling water until it cools
- Once the boiling water has cooled, remove the jar and leave to sit in a dark, cool place for 24 hours
- Next, strain the rose petals and remove from the oil
- All done!
How to store
- Store in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place