What to Do with Dry Roses?

The rose is definitely one of the most beautiful flowers. When you receive a bouquet, they make you feel beautiful and cared for. But sadly all good things end. So when your rose bouquet dries, do not throw them away. There is so much that you can do with them and use them again in many ways. These beauties can add to the decoration of your home and other places. Here’s what to do with dried roses.

Press them

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Turn your dried rose into something beautiful. Press them and turn them into a bookmark, or simply have them framed to add a bohemian and rustic touch to your room.

Make potpourri

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You can use rose petals as potpourri. The dried petals retain their color and smell for a very long time. You can also place them in an oven with a cinnamon stick, a few slices of citrus fruits and some essential oils and voila, you have got yourself a good nutritious one that will make your room smelling divine.

Diy bath salts

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Rose is a beautiful scent that anyone would love to get on their skin. So once you have some dried roses, bathe in them. Add these petals with Epsom salt and some essential oils and use as your bath salts.

Make your rose water

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Ah, the smell of rose water !! This absolutely great face spray can easily be made at home. All you have to do is put dry rose petals in the boiling water and allow the water to boil until the petals lose their color. Turn off the heat and let it cool completely. Pour it into a bottle through a sieve. Use it to get fresh and glowing skin. Store in the fridge for up to a month.

Freshen up your wardrobe

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Find a muslin bag / pouch and fill them with rose petals. This will add a fresh scent to your drawer and wardrobe.

for cooking

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Rose petals are also used in cooking. You can use them in different ways, from ice chunks to kahwa tea, shahi tukda, pudding and more. Store them in a jar and you are good to go.