DIY rose oil for skin and hair

CARRIER OIL

The use of grape seed oil, which is cold pressed, is used for the preparation of facial oils as well as those for medicinal purposes. The pure Grapeseed Oil prevents premature aging thanks to its fatty acids and polyphenols which protect the skin from free radicals  (vitamins E, C, and D). It is also a great moisturizer. You can also reach the dearomatized coconut oil, olive oil, almond or jojoba. Do not forget, however, that coconut oil will solidify in the winter.

METHOD

If you have 4 weeks time you can go for cold maceration, where you place your herbs in a glass jar and fill it with a carrier oil. Leave it in a cold and dry place for 3-4 weeks Then filter the oil with a soft cloth to get rid of all the petals and get only pure oil with herbaceous substances.

When you are running out of time and want to have your rose oil ready faster, go for the double boiler method. Fill the jar with herbs and a carrier oil,  place it in a double boiler and bring to a slow simmer.  Heat the mixture to a temperature of 50-60 degrees Celsius and keep the heat nice and low for a longer simmer time (5-6 hours) to help release medicinal properties. Then remove the oil, fill it with the second batch of petals and repeat the process as many times till the oil takes on the color and the scent. Depending on the roses it can be 3x, 5x to 8x. I repeat it 3 times to achieve my desired scent.

By gradual maceration of the rose (Rose Damascea)  petals in oil, I obtained high quality and biologically effective rose infused oil.

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