Second life rose petals
In a vase of cut roses fade quickly, but can prolong their life: there are lots of tips what to do with the petals of these flowers. Rose buds can be simply dry. To do this, sprigs of flowers hung heads down for a few days. Dried blossoms will decorate the vase and be reminded of the day were donated roses.
Of the petals you can do a variety of cosmetics, and also to use them in cooking in the production of jams, liqueurs, wines, and sauces. Rose petals put in pads for perfuming linen closet.
The use of rose petals in cosmetics
It is widely known rose oil, which is made in Bulgaria. There are applied special technology, but it is possible and to try to make this oil. To prepare it, you have until sunrise to collect the fragrant petals of red roses, buds which just recently opened. For the basics it is best to take olive oil.
In-liter jar pour 2 cups of rose petals and pour 200 ml of oil. Then close the jar tightly and store in a dark cool place. Periodically stir the contents. After 20 days strain the oil and store in the refrigerator. The oil is ready for use.
To make rose water, you must pour 50 grams of rose petals (preferably essential-oil varieties, with a fairly strong flavor) 1 liter of cold boiled water, add 200 grams of sugar and let stand 2 hours. Then shake, strain. The resulting water should be stored in the refrigerator. It is good to use to wipe the skin or for the preparation of other cosmetic products for the bath.
Bath with rose petals gently relaxes, relieves fatigue and stress, makes the skin soft and supple. The water temperature in the bath should be 36-37 degrees, the bath – about 15 minutes.
Instead of rose petals in the bath, you can add a Cup of salt or milk with 5-6 drops of rose oil. To hydrate and nourish the skin in a bath add 2 teaspoons of rose water and 2 teaspoons of almond or olive oil. The same effect can be obtained if added to the bath 1 Cup of milk and 2 tea spoons of rose water.
After the bath, if you have dry skin, use pink lotion. To prepare it, take 3 tablespoons of rose water, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of glycerin, mix thoroughly. Then wipe the lotion ready the skin.
Use rose petals in cooking
A very delicious jam from rose petals. Deciding to cook it, first wash 400 grams of rose petals, blow-dry and put them in a glass jar, peppered with sugar and adding 1 teaspoon of citric acid. Leave for 1 hour to infuse. At this time remaining from 1 kg of sugar and 2 cups of water boil the syrup. When it is ready, add the rose petals and simmer the jam until tender.
Gentle and fragrant rose petals is not thrown away, they find everything fresh and new application of them can do a lot more useful.