Did you know that June is National Rose Month? Celebrated as a symbol of love, beauty, and hope, the rose was officially declared as the National Floral Emblem of the U.S. by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.
With roses across the country in full bloom, now is the perfect time of year to create your own Rose Oil. One of the most widely used essential oils in perfumery and beauty care, Rose Oil can be used for everything from moisturizing your skin, to curing wooden furniture. The most important factor in producing your own Rose Oil is the use of pesticide-free petals, and Organic Bouquet flowers are perfect for the occasion. In addition to being grown without pesticides, Organic Bouquet flowers are also certified by third-party agencies, such as VeriFlora, USDA, Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance.
The following will teach you How to Make Homemade Rose Oil, courtesy of Organic Bouquet, the largest online provider of eco-friendly and organic floral gifts.
Homemade Rose Oil:
In a food processer, or using a mortar and pestle, grind rose petals to release fragrance
Place pulp into a mason jar with an airtight lid
Cover rose petals thoroughly with olive oil or canola oil – ensure that the oil reaches through to the top layer of pulp
Push the rose petals down with a wooden spoon
Seal the mason jar and place in a cool, dark place for two weeks
Strain the oil into smaller containers and seal.
In addition to using Rose Oil as a moisturizer and to cure wooden furniture, you can also use for a fragrant bath. Adding sea salt to the mixture creates an aromatic and effective exfoliant.
Organic Bouquet’s “Flowers for Good” Roses:
Green America’s mission is to harness economic power – the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace – to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Now you can support their mission with the purchase of this stunning Chartreuse selection of twelve long stem roses.
Women for Women International helps women in war-torn regions rebuild their lives by providing financial and emotional support, job skills training, rights awareness and leadership education and access to business skills, capital and markets. Now you can support their efforts through a donation that accompanies the purchase of this unique and vibrant colored orange rose.
The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s mission is to move breast cancer beyond a cure. Thanks to generous supporters, they are working to eradicate breast cancer and improve the quality of women’s health through innovative research, education, and advocacy.
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Young Musicians Foundation has provided encouragement and recognition to gifted young musicians from around the country through financial assistance, performance opportunities, and music education programs. Now you can support YMF through the purchase of these roses, which are dedicated to Merv Griffin, Chairman of the Board of YMF, for his support of gifted young musicians.