Skip the spa and create your own heavenly bliss! Not only are roses synonymous with love and romance, but they serve as a boundless source of inner healing and serenity. An inspiration to lovers and dreamers everywhere, their distinctive soft aroma, essential oils and sweet taste offer an abundance of remedies, recipes and treatments to beautify both your exterior and interior.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Veria.com, an online extension of the national health and wellness TV network Veria Living, offers the loads of DIY recipes using the unique properties of this Valentine’s Day favorite as the base to make you look, smell and feel better inside and out.
The sweet scents of lavender and rose are known to calm and soothe the stress of flower-sniffers everywhere. A floral-infused bath is one great way to cool down and de-stress.
DIY Spa & Wellness: Refreshing Lavender & Rose Bath
The sweet scents of lavender and rose are known to calm and soothe the stress of flower-sniffers everywhere. A floral-infused bath is one great way to cool down and de-stress. Preparation is simple.
Mix together equal parts of fresh lavender and rose petals in a muslin bag.
If you don’t have a muslin bag on hand, a cut sock or stocking will do the job just as well.
Run a warm bath.
Let the bag steep in the water for 5 minutes.
Take a book or soothing music into the tub with you, or simply close your eyes, cool off, and enjoy the refreshing fragrance of summer flowers.
DIY Spa & Wellness: Rose Petal Face Pack
Add rose petals, honey and orange peel to a flour base for a luxurious all-natural face mask. Bonus: The preparation will fill your home with a lovely floral fragrance
1 quart water
Peel from one orange
8 teaspoons fresh rose petals (or 4 teaspoons dried)
6 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons rose-water
2 teaspoons honey
4 tablespoons whole wheat flour
Boil the water and remove from heat. Add the orange peel and rose petals. Cover the pan and allow to steep until the water is lukewarm or cool. In a separate pan, heat the milk, rose-water and honey. Remove from heat. Add the flour and whisk everything together into a thick paste. Apply the warm paste to your face and neck. Leave on 15-20 minutes. Wash the mask off carefully with the remaining rose-orange water. Pat dry.
¼-1/2 cup dried lavender flowers
Place lavender flowers in the center of the material. Gather the edges together and tie off with a nice ribbon.
Love Potion Blend
5 drops ginger
4 drops lavender
3 drops jasmine
1 drop myrrh
3 drops rose
1 ounce hazelnut oil
Add essential oils first, then add base oils. Roll to mix oils. Use as you would use your favorite perfume.
1 block natural unbleached beeswax
1/8 scoop alkanet (for soft mauve color)
10 drops sandalwood
12 drops ylang ylang
16 drops orange
1/4 scoop paprika (for earthy color)