Advice 1: How to dry rose

The art of flower arranging – production of decorative bouquets have become very popular lately. Dried flowers are also used along with living at creating beautiful compositions. Rose is the best suited for this purpose due to the shape of their buds in which the petals are tightly pressed against each other and have a compact form. The beauty of these magnificent flowers can keep for a long time, if you dry them. You can use several ways.
How to dry rose
Roses can be dried by submerging their stems in water and not cutting then ends. The drying process will be slow, which will allow the buds to dry in almost its original form. If you submerge the stems are not in water and glycerin solution, the flowers will absorb it into itself, and zabalzagaray retaining color and shape.
Rose buds can dry separately. If the buds have already opened, between the petals lay the wool to dry in the expanded form and the petals not fallen down. Cut off the stems, and the buds tighten the wire. The other end of the wire bend into a hook and hang the roses on the rope, stretched in a dark, cool room. In order to avoid deformation between the buds Express a certain distance. This way is better for drying small few-flowered roses, collected in flower buds.
Cut off the rose buds in the period of maximum flowering, leave the stem length is not more than 2.5 cm Between the petals lay twisted in flagella cotton fixing them. Take a deep box, about 10 cm deep, pour into it a layer of dry river sand, plug it in rosebuds. Gently and slowly sprinkle the sand layers in the box, gradually filling the space around the buds and their petals. The top buds should also cover the sand layer with a thickness of 2 see the Box, close the lid and seal the seam with adhesive tape. Put it on three weeks in a warm dry place. After this time, open the box very carefully and gradually pour the sand. Buds shake from him, turning down, or Ammonite them with a soft brush, remove the cotton with tweezers.

Advice 2: How to dry rose petals

Rose, which the ancients called the Queen of flowers, is not just a beautiful ornamental plant. Its fragrant blossoms, rich in essential oils, vitamins and biologically active substances has long been used in medicine, cooking and cosmetology. Fresh petals get rose water and rose oil, brewed syrups, drinks and jams. Dry rose petals are used to brew teas and infusions, scenting rooms and bath, cooking, cosmetic lotions and masks.
How to dry rose petals
You will need
  • Roses, clean sheet of paper, drying Breeze.
Cut roses during their best flowering. Doing this is recommended in the morning (before noon) in dry weather, to save as many essential oils. Carefully separate the florets and run through the resulting material. Remove the rose petals, disease or insects.
The first way

Decompose the raw material in a thin layer on paper in a dark ventilated room or outdoors under the canopy in the shade. From time to time slightly try for more uniform drying. Drying rose petals have from one to three weeks, depending on the size and moisture content.
The second way

Use an electric dryer for vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and medicinal herbs "Breeze". Evenly spread the petals on the pallet (about 150 g on a pallet). Dry 3 to 7 hours at temperature 30 – 40oC. During the drying the weight of the raw material should be reduced to 7 – 8 times: from 1 kg of fresh petals turns 120 – 130 g dry.
Prepare a clean dry banks. Fold them into the dried rose petals and tightly close the caps. Store in a dry, dark place.
The greatest number of essential oils and the active substances contained in the petals of bright pink and red varieties of roses.
Useful advice
Use only those roses, the origin of which you know. Store are grown using various chemicals, so use their petals in food, to prepare medicines and cosmetic products unsafe.

Do not dry or store the rose petals in the light: they will quickly fade and lose a significant part of the aromatic substances.

Do not dry the rose petals on newspaper pages, as the ink may contain lead, toxic substances and heavy metals.
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