Valentines Day has come and gone and you may just find yourself with leftover Valentines Day rose petals. Don’t just let those roses die! Put those leftover Valentines Day rose petals to good use! Here are some of our favorite uses for rose petals:
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- Make Sugared Rose Petals – Believe it or not, your leftover Valentines Day rose petals are a delicious and decadent delicacy! Sugared rose petals are fantastic for use in decorating cupcakes and cakes and sprinkling on top of vanilla ice cream. You can also steep them in hot water to make a deliciously sweet rose tea. For a simple sugared rose petal recipe, check out the recipe featured in My Recipes. Important note: do not consume roses that are not organic as you may ingest pesticides.
- Make Your Own Rose Water – Rose water is a fantastic astringent for sensitive skin because it is a very mild astringent. It also smells heavenly to burn in an an oil incense burner. For an easy rose water recipe, check out Care 2.
- Make Your Own Rose Potpourri – Why pay the high prices that can accompany quality potpourri when you can make fresh potpourri from your leftover Valentines Day rose petals yourself? You can make the loveliest scents with your roses and other ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry! For a basic recipe, check out Garden Guides.
- Make a Rose and Honey Facial Mask – Rose and honey are both excellent astringents and impart a glow on you face that is visibly noticeable by others. As with ingestible roses, make sure these roses are pesticide-free so that those toxins are not going on your skin! For a great rose and honey facial mask recipe, check out the recipe offered by Beautylish.
Just because Valentines Day is over does not mean you cannot enjoy your leftover Valentines Day rose petals! Get creative and have a little fun!