Lately I have been obsessed with roses, especially pink roses! I’ve been buying them fresh every week from the Grocery Store. I absolutely love the way they look and smell. Because of my obsession I thought it would be fun to figure out different ways you can use roses outside of just displaying them on the counter. On top of being beautiful and smelling amazing, roses actually have many health benefits! They have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and are also full of antioxidants. In addition, roses are extremely calming and moisturizing for your skin. They are commonly added in toners and lotions for a calming effect. Buying natural beauty treatments becomes really expensive; and we currently don’t have the money for that.
So, after trying a few different DIY’s you can do with roses I came up with this easy Rose Bath Soak! This soak contains ingredients that most everyone already has on hand. I tried this out and it is honestly amazing! I didn’t even think it was going to turn out as good as it did. I do find that most of the time when I make natural beauty treatments myself they are better than the ones I buy. My skin felt extremely hydrated and I definitely came out of the bath relaxed and rejuvenated. The combination of the oatmeal, epsom salt, and baking soda creates a luxurious bath that is both detoxifying and moisturizing. I’m definitely going to continue making this one.
What I love about this bath soak most is that I know exactly what ingredients are inside it, plus it is 100% cruelty free! I hate when you find bath products from stores and the ingredients seem like they are in a different language. I find the idea of bathing in random unknown ingredients a bit gross. This bath soak is super quick, affordable, and extremely beneficial! I think this would make a great gift for a birthday, bridal shower, valentines day, or mothers day! Who doesn’t love a homemade gift?
- 1/2 cup of Rose Petals (I actually used up dried rose petals that I had on hand but if your using fresh just double the amount.)
- 1/2 cup Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
- 1 -2 tbsp Baking Soda
- A few drops Lavender Essential Oil ( optional )
To make the Bath Soak:
- Blend up the rose petals in a food processor until they become a powder like consistency.
- Add in the oatmeal, epsom salt, baking soda, and essential oil. Pulse ingredients for a few seconds. You don’t want to grind it too much or else you will just wind up with a weird looking oat flour (trust me on this one).
- Transer to a cute Mason Jar and add a ribbon/ label! 🙂
The only thing I will say about this bath soak is you want to shower right after this way your not walking around with roses or oatmeal stuck to you. This recipe makes enough to last for about 1-2 months. I would discard it after 2 month since we are using all fresh and natural ingredients here, the mixture will go bad much faster than a bath soak filled with preservatives.
I hope you like this recipe! Definitely try it if your looking for a bit of pampering. I plan to do more posts about natural beauty treatments and since fall is coming up, I have something in mind for an easy Pumpkin face mask!
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Have a great Sunday !