Making your own rose serum at home is really simple. You only need a few key ingredients and it’s a great way to use rose petals instead of just throwing flowers away. You’ll need to soak the rose petals in hot water and then use strain the water out using a fine strainer. I like using a nut milk bag so that I can really get the extra water out without bruising the roses and losing any oil. You should then add the roses to a boil with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of organ oil.
I chose to use the Micronmesh Nut Milk Bag. It has extremely small holes so that you can easily strain small pieces out of anything. It’s intended for things like nut milk, but it can be used for so many different things including DIY projects like these. It is similar to cheesecloth except it’s easier to use because you can simply tie up the end of the bag to hold things in place. Plus, it’s much more durable so you can use it over an over again. When I was finished using it, I even put it in the dishwashers and it came out in great condition without any sort of damage.
I used GOPure Naturals Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil. It obviously has a more oily consistency but doesn’t absorb quickly so you can use it to leave a bit of a dewy look on your skin. It doesn’t have a rich coconut smell either so it’s ideal for creating a serum so that you can really smell the rose oil. It did an incredible job of adding a moisturizing effect to my DIY Rose Serum. If you have ever purchased coconut oil, you probably know how outrageously expensive it is and usually for a very small jar. However, this product came in a huge bottle at a very reasonable price and even though it is on the oily side, it doesn’t leave your skin looking overly greasy. Plus, it’s low price point doesn’t compromise quality. Since this is so inexpensive, you can add it to a range of products, including your body lotion and conditioner or you can use it for DIY projects like these. Price: $14.73
I also used EVAO Extra Virgin Organic Argan Oil. Some argan oils have a really thick, greasy consistency but this one absorbs very quickly leaving your skin feeling soft. It made a great addition to the coconut oil to help it absorb and keep my skin from looking overly oily. I have also noticed that some argan oils have a distinct scent and as I mentioned, I was looking for something that wouldn’t overpower the rose oil so this worked perfectly. Also, it can be difficult to find pure argan oil for less than $45 a bottle, so I felt like I got a lot of use out of this for a really great price. What I really like about this product is that you don’t have to use a lot to get results and since it’s only $28.50 for a decent sized bottle you can apply it all over to different areas including your hair, body, and face. Plus, you can use it in DIY beauty treatments like these.
DISCLAIMER: These products were sent to me at no cost. All opinions are honest and based off of actual experience with the products.