Roses are excellent ingredients for cosmetics. You can find a lot of products pigmented with rose fragrance. If you like making your own skin products, HERE is an easy recipe for the rose oil of perfect skin care:
To make a natural face cleansing lotion out of rose petals, you place a glass mixing bowl in a pot full of boiled water and you mix well 2 cups of milk and 1 cup of rose petals until soft. Then put them in the blender for a few minutes until they become the thickness of a smoothie, and after that keep them in the fridge in clear jars. You can find certified organic and grade A quality rose petals for your ‘rosie’ project HERE
Another great product out of roses is the instant Rose water that you can make by leaving a handful of rose petal in warm water for 15 min. When it’s cool, you can use it for cleaning and refreshing the eyes and the face.
When I was a kid, my grandma was always using handmade rose water for her baking and I loosely adopted this tradition myself, using rosewater for aroma instead of vanilla.
Rose Syrup is also another goodie out of the beautiful flowers. Boil 250 gr. of fresh-picked rose petals (or you can buy certified organic) in 3 liters of water and then let them stay for 24 hours; you add 2 cups of sugar and the juice of one lemon. Voilà!
To me, roses are classic and classy in any shape and form. So celebrate them your way!