So Succulent Gardens

  (Columbia Station, Ohio)

Posts tagged [rose]

Make MOM homemade HERBAL Cologne

If you do not have cash on hand this year to send mom a BLOSSOM FARM live herbal basket or our handmade Lavender products.  There is time to make Mom hand-crafted cologne.
It should be done today since MOM's day is only 10 days away.
Filter through coffee filter and visit you local $$$$ store for  unique looking bottles. 
Enjoy!  Gayle

1/2 cup lavender
1/4 cup rosemary
peel of 1 lemon
peel of 1 orange
1/2 cup orange-mint leaves
1/2 cup lemon balm leaves
2 cups vodka
2 cups rosewater
Steep 2 weeks; filter and bottle.

Spicy Cologne

1 oz. rose petals
2 T. lavender
2 thin strips orange peel
1 (1-inch) stick cinnamon, crushed
1 tb. coriander seeds, bruised
10 oz. vodka
Steep 2 weeks; filter and bottle.

Herbal cologne
2 T. rosemary
2 T. lavender
1 T. juniper berries, crushed
1 strip lemon rind
10 oz. vodka
Steep 2 weeks; filter and bottle.

Hungary Water
1 T. rosemary
1 tsp. mint leaves
Grated peel of 1/4 lemon
Grated peel of 1/4 orange
1/4 cup vodka
1/2 cup rosewater
Steep 2 weeks; filter and bottle.


Homemade NATURAL ROSE WATER and Old fashion Lotion

As the cold snowy wind blows outside, my heart is dreaming of spring. Soon the rose shrubs will be bursting with blossoms and before the blooms fade, I want you to gather the items needed to prepare this wonderful fragrant water.

Rosewater can be used in the bath, (1cup), hot tub or as a splash after bathing .   Floral waters tone and clear the skin, and act as a hydrating agents, and help to normalize the acid balance of the skin.
    2 Cups distilled water
    1/4 cup vodka
    1 large clear and clean container
    2 cups fragrant rose petals
In your very clean container fill with rose petals 3/4 of the way full.  If you want to ingest your rosewater make sure your rose petals  were organically grown.   Pour the water in until it covers the petals completely.  Once your water is in, add your Vodka.  Put on your lid and shake it up a little to make sure the ingredients mix completely.  Place in the sun and wait about two weeks.  The water will start to turn in a few days.  Strain out the rose petals through a coffee filter and presto your have made your very own rose water.  Please note:  The unscented vodka will kill any bacteria on the petals and the alcohol prolongs the scent.   Store in the refrigerator use within two weeks  If fragrance is not strong enough add a few drops rose oil

In a attractive bottle blend 1/2 rosewater and 1/2 vegetable glycerin (available from any drug store).  Shake well and it’s ready to use.  Great for hands, face, rough elbows

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