Uses of your Garden Roses
This blog talks about the various ways to use your garden roses bloom and how to use them, also about gas safety around kitchen. It provides information on the best practices of safety with IGT Gas Safety Device.
Uses of your Garden Roses
Unique ways to make use of your organically grown roses!
Do you have a bloom of roses in your garden and are you wondering what to do with them?
Rose gardens are common backyard elements. They add beauty and fragrance to your living space. They are pleasing to the eye and refresh your soul. There are more than 300 species of roses across the globe. Roses are not fussy perennials, they are easy to grow and maintain. They bloom every five to six weeks from planting.
If you are someone who does not have a rose garden and wants to start one, here is how you can grow it. All you need is a small rose sapling! The best time to grow them is during spring. If you have a kind neighbor or a friend with a rose garden, you can propagate a stem through grafting. Make sure to plant it in well-drained soil and water it at intervals.
What can you do with these bloomed roses? There are a variety of things/products made out of rose petals, from perfumes to wines and jams to teas!
Let’s look into what you can do with your rose bloom this spring!
Who doesn’t enjoy a refreshing homemade organic rose wine? Rose wine can be an excellent summer brunch drink. Now that you have your rose bloom, let’s get making!
When you observe the rose bloom starts to fade in color, cut the rose heads. Separate the petals from the pollens carefully. Collect the petals in a separate container and wash it off all the dirt and dust.
Things you will need:
- Enamel or wooden pot - 1
- Rose petals – 70 to 100 grams
- Sugar – 3 kgs
- Lemon – 3
- Cardamom pods – 4
- Yeast – 15 grams
- Take 100 grams of rose petals and put it in the pot and keep it aside
- Take another pot; pour 3 liters of water and 3 kgs of sugar into it.
- Once the mixture reaches a boil, add lemon peel and cardamom pods to it.
- Pour this mixture on top of the rose petals.
- Take a bowl, add 15 grams of yeast and dissolve it in half a cup of warm water.
- Once the mixture comes to room temperature, add the yeast and stir.
- Keep stirring for 2 days at intervals.
- Now strain the mixture and bottle it (glass bottle). Seal it with a cork.
- Open the bottle after 3 weeks and your wine is ready to serve.
Organic Rose Jam
Organic rose jams are a summer favorite. If you are bored with the same old store-bought jams, you should try this recipe. While you prep to make a delicious jar of rose jam, take precautions around the stove and gas cylinder.
- Organic Rose
- Take a ceramic pan; add pectin, sugar, and rose petal to it.
- Cook it on low flame until the sugar pectin blend.
- After the sugar blends, add lemon juice into the mixture.
- Increase the flame and let it cook for 5-7mins.
- Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool down.
- Once the mixture cools down, the mixture will thicken.
- Transfer it to a mason jar and enjoy it will freshly baked bread.
- Will using the stove, make sure that you have installed a proper gas safety device. The best gas safety device available in the market is the IGT Gas Safety Device.
Organic Rose Green Tea Toner
Rose toners have been part of our daily beauty routine for centuries. Ancient Egyptian women swear by it. They often used rose and milk baths for clearer skin. Rose toners have many beauty benefits such as curing bumps and acne skin, soothes irritated skin, etc. Major beauty brands use roses in their products; daily use of toner improves the overall texture of the skin.
- Organic Roses
- Green Tea
- Distilled water
- Boil rose petals in distilled water
- Boil till the petals lose color
- Turn off the flame and add green tea leaves to the mixture
- Let the leaves steep for 30 mins
- Strain it and transfer it to a spray bottle.
- If you are struggling with acne, add a teaspoon of lime to the mixture.
Homemade coconut rose lip balm
As the winter approaches, dry skin is a common issue. When you have your rose garden, and then look no further. Rose lip balm is healing and soothing to the skin. The market price of such a product can be high. If you make your rose lip balm, it will completely organic and natural.
- Coconut oil
- Shea Butter
- Rose petals
- Vanilla extract
- Rosehip essential oil
- Melt coconut oil and shea butter in a pot on low flame.
- Add rose petals once the mixture has slightly melted.
- Turn off the flame; add vanilla extract and Rosehip essential oil into the mixture.
- Pour the mixture into the glass tub before the mixture cools down.
- Once the mixture settles, your lip balm is ready to use.
Rose oil can be an expensive buy. The quality of the store-bought rose oil cannot be tested. If you are someone who believes in organic products, rose oil should be on your DIY project. Rose oil has a sweet and relaxing fragrance. Rose oil can be used in making lip balms, soaps, scented candles, and lotions.
- Rose petals
- Carrier oil
- Take some water in a pot and bring it to a boil.
- Use a double boiling method, take petals in a small bowl, and add carrier oil in the bowl.
- Wait till the petals lose color.
- Allow the mixture to settle and rose oil is ready to use.
Rose harvesting and such DIY projects can be your first step into organic living. This choice will not just make one's living a healthier one, but also promote conscious living. I hope you enjoyed this article and this will promote organic living. If you have other ideas of how to use rose bloom do comment below.