My son, Snow, and I spend most days outside foraging for wildflowers, making wishes on dandelions, and finding cool sticks and rocks. Georgia is in full bloom and my roses are in all their glory. So this week we collected rose petals that fell to the ground. I love roses, the scent, the soft cooling texture, how they remind me of my childhood at my grandparent’s house, and how they symbolize love.
Plants hold high vibrational energy and anytime we can use them in our home and in a pure form on our body, it elevates our personal chi.
Roses are 35 million years and the oldest living rose bush is 1000 years old.
Romans used roses for medicinal purposes and perfumes, Cleopatra filled her room with roses so that every time Marc Antony smelled a rose he thought of her, during the Renaissance period they symbolized rebirth, and in the 15th century they were used to symbolize different families fighting for England (including my favorite, Anne Boleyn). Smelling the petals reminds me that we are all connected and that energy is powerful.
Rose water lasts 7 days (or up to a month if refrigerated) and it’s
- Uplifting to the heart and yet calming the mind
- Cooling and the perfect way to beat the heat
- Astringent and anti-inflammatory
- Filled with vitamin C
Here’s how to make it:
Find The Petals
Find petals on the ground or for maximum fragrance and potency pick a handful of petals in the morning.
Buy a Glass Container
Buy a glass spritzer because plastic holds negative energy. It’s toxic, not biodegradable, barely recycled, and is littering our cities, oceans, and waterways.
Simmer The Petals
Fill your spritzer with distilled water, put it in a pot, and when it’s simmering add the petals and cover. Simmer until the petals are translucent.
Strain With Nut Cloth
Once the rose water cools, use an unbleached nut cloth to strain. Then add it to your spritzer and use it as you like.
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses. – Chinese Proverb
Rose water is a little luxury and a great way to pamper yourself. It also makes a great energetic gift. My bottle of rose water reminds me of the time I spent with Snow finding the petals and that self care is important.