Valentine's Day Roses = A Gorgeous Skin Refresh
As a number of you may know, I’m all about saving (which some people would refer to as hoarding) anddddd reusing things that I find beautiful. And seeing as though Valentine’s Day is right around the corner (literally), I wanted to share a little beauty recipe from one of my favorite recipe books “Hello Glow” — using, you guessed it, your dried Valentine’s Day roses! So ladies, if you do get flowers tomorrow, your boo is not only treating you with gorgeous florals, but gorgeous skin as well! Follow the (super easy) steps below and use when you’re fresh out of the shower, need a little boost in the middle of the day, or headed home after a workout. This rose-infused juicy goodness is sure to leave you feelin’ like a queen (and squeaky clean).
Oh and by the way, the recipe calls for the use of cotton pads, but if you’d rather make the final product into a spray, then go on and do you gf.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1/2 cup (8g) dried rose petals
All skin types
FREQUENCY OF USE
Use within 3 months
1 | Infuse the witch hazel with the dried rose petals. Place petals in jar and pour witch hazel over them, then replace the lid and shake thoroughly to coat the petals. (If you’re using red roses, your witch hazel will quickly turn to a gorgeous pink color!)
2 | Store the jar in a cool, dry place and let it sit for 1-2 weeks for full “infusion”. Shake the jar every other day or so.
3 | Using a fine-mesh strainer pour the liquid into a medium bowl, filtering out and discarding the rose petals.
4 | Add the aloe-vera gel and stir together with a spoon until combined.
5 | Stack the cotton pads into the second jar, pressing them together slightly.
6 | Slowly pour the mixture over the pads until they are fully saturated. Save any leftover liquid for your next batch.
7 | Replace the lid, and flip the jar over to fully disperse the liquid. Allow 1 hour for the pads to soak up all the juice!
8 | To use, pick up a pad with clean, dry fingers. Wipe over your face or other areas in need of a clean sweep!