Homemade Rose Oil (with Video)

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A quick and easy Rose Beauty DIY, our Homemade Rose Oil has a wonderful array of benefits while making good use of wilting roses.

A quick and easy method for turning fresh rose petals into nourishing, hydrating homemade rose oil. A wonderful-smelling body oil with a variety of benefits.

Homemade Rose Oil Recipe

There’s a cute floral store close to our home that sells next-day rose bouquets super cheap.

My daughter loves having fresh flowers in the house, so about once a month I let her pick out her own bouquet. They are really great quality and usually last almost a week before they start looking really sad.

For our last bouquet, rather than tossing them out or turning them into dried rose petals, I thought it would be fun to make our own homemade rose oil using the fresh rose petals. Ella loved the opportunity to pick all of the petals and crush them, releasing their natural oils to be absorbed by the almond oil.

(It was a fun prelude to our experience making our own perfume in Paris.)

You can alternatively use rose essential oil to make your own rose oil, but since we had fresh roses on hand, that’s what we used.

This homemade rose oil would make a great homemade gift to pamper someone who loves the smell of roses. Ella loves the scent and uses it after her baths to moisturize her skin.

Benefits of Rose Oil:

By using almond oil as our carrier oil, we created a hydrating, vitamin-rich skin oil that has a variety of benefits and is perfect for sensitive skin.

  • the smell of roses releases endorphins, promoting calm and happy feelings
  • there is a study that suggests that rose oil helps relieve menstrual cramping
  • rose oil contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial qualities

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Check out our quick video to see how easy it is to make our homemade rose oil, and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable instructions:

 

Rose Oil Ingredients

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: if desired you can use rose essential oil instead of fresh crushed rose petals to make your homemade rose oil.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Mason Jar
  • Wooden Spoon or Spatula <– I like these spatulas because they are one solid piece and don’t have removable heads for bacteria to get trapped underneath. Plus they are heat-resistant and have a lifetime warranty.
  • Measuring Cups

How to Make Homemade Rose Oil

Remove the petals from your roses, discarding any greenery, bugs or dirt that you may come across.

The petals should be clean – if not, wash and allow them to fully dry before proceeding with the DIY.

Bring a pot of water to a simmer and then set aside. The water should not be higher than the lid of the mason jar.

Place the rose petals in sturdy mason jar and bash them with a muddler or the bottom of a wooden spoon.

You want the rose petals to become bruised so that they release their oil. They should smell very fragrant during this process.

Cover the rose petals with the almond oil.

Secure the lid on your mason jar and place carefully in the slightly cooled but still hot water. Allow the jar to sit in the water until the water is cooled. Remove the jar and then discard the water.

Allow the oil and roses to sit for another 24 hours.

Remove the rose petals and add the optional vitamin E oil, if using.

Store the mason jar of oil in a cool place.

 

Pin this Easy Homemade Rose Oil Recipe:

How to make homemade rose oil, a nourishing, hydrating body oil with a variety of skin benefits. Use fresh rose petals or rose essential oil to make a luxurious body oil your skin will thank you for

Grab your free printable for our homemade rose oil recipe:

Yield: 1/2 cup rose oil

Homemade Rose Oil

Homemade Rose Oil

A quick and easy method for turning fresh rose petals into nourishing, hydrating homemade rose oil. A wonderful-smelling body oil with a variety of benefits.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • 1 cup Rose Petals, packed
  • 1/2 cup Almond Oil
  • Few drops Vitamin E Oil, optional

Tools

  • Mason Jars
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Strainer
  • Stockpot

Instructions

  1. Remove the petals from your roses, discarding any greenery, bugs or dirt that you may come across.
  2. The petals should be clean - if not, wash and allow them to fully dry before proceeding with the DIY.
  3. Bring a pot of water to a simmer and then set aside. The water should not be higher than the lid of the mason jar.
  4. Place the rose petals in sturdy mason jar and bash them with a muddler or the bottom of a wooden spoon.
  5. You want the rose petals to become bruised so that they release their oil. They should smell very fragrant during this process.
  6. Cover the rose petals with the almond oil.
  7. Secure the lid on your mason jar and place carefully in the slightly cooled but still hot water. Allow the jar to sit in the water until the water is cooled. Remove the jar and then discard the water.
  8. Allow the oil and roses to sit for another 24 hours.
  9. Remove the rose petals and add the optional vitamin E oil, if using.
  10. Store the mason jar of oil in a cool place.

Notes

Note: you can skip the step of placing the jar in hot water, if desired.

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I hope you love this nourishing and hydrating homemade rose oil – it’s such a luxurious treat for parched skin.

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