Sunday, February 26, 2012

I got roses for Valentine's Day, and I reused the petals....

My wonderful husband got me 19 roses on Valentine's Day, and I couldn't bear to throw them out, and I'm not a fan of dust-collecting potpourri. So, when I found this great DIY post on how to use wilted rose petals,
5+ ways to use of wilted roses
it was "Game on.... challenge accepted."




 

I shredded the roses and saturated them with argan, grapeseed, olive and almond oil.

 

I put the shredded petals and oil into the food processor.


Whee!!!! Turning the petals and oil into a slurry.

 

Completely torn-up!

Then, I strained the oil from the petals. Note that the oil was a clear-straw color before this process.


Then, I bottled the oil.

 
 


After bottling the strained rose oil, I was left with the leftover petals with some oil.
 


Ah....rose petal bath time with a homemade bath bomb (I made them a few weeks ago).

Saint Salvage strikes again!

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