Magikal Flowers have so many wonderful properties, both physical and metaphysical. Keep reading!
Roses are used in beauty products such as serums, hydrosols, aromatherapy, and of course, teas. Rose Essential Oil have natural antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. However…the oil is extremely expensive. It takes A LOT of roses to produce a few drops of oil, so here are a few tricks to achieve some of the same benefits using whole dried rose buds.
1. Infuse dried roses in your favorite carrier oil, add a bit of Vitamin E or Rose Hip Oil and you have a natural serum. Depending on your skin type, you can use this serum to treat acne, abrasions, burns and some skin conditions.
2. Add a few drops of this serum to distilled water and you have a home made rose hydrosol. I like one teaspoon of infused oil per one ounce of distilled water. Add a bud or two to the hydrosol so the roses will continue to infuse the water!
3. The rose infused carrier oil (I love fractionated coconut oil), can be used as aromatherapy. Roses calm and soothes the mind. Keep in a vial and inhale when you need to relax, or add to your next bath with some sea salts…drop some whole dried rose buds to the warm/hot water for a spa-like experience right at home.
4. Add a couple of mini buds to a hot cup of water, maybe a little honey and you’ve got something that will help calm a sore throat.
This flower is best for healing slow healing wounds. The essential oil isn’t too hard on the pocket book, however infused oil’s made with your favorite botanicals and herbs are just as effective.
1. For an infused oil, add dried flowers in a clean, dry glass jar. Add your favorite carrier oil (olive oil is best for this flower), to the jar, just enough to cover the flowers. Add to a sunlit location for up to six weeks–shake once a day!
2. To make a salve for chapped lips, sore muscles, rashes, insect bites, and bruises:
1 four oz jar
2 oz of the calendula infused oil
1/4 oz of beeswax (I like using white)
10 drops of an essential oil with comparable healing properties, such as lavender.
3. Add a few drops of the infused carrier oil to distilled water and you have a home made calendula hydrosol. This mister is great to spray lightly on your face if you’d like to try it for sensitive skin. I like one teaspoon of infused oil per one ounce of distilled water. Add a bud or two to the hydrosol so the flowers will continue to infuse the water!
4. For a calendula salt bath to sooth sore muscles or help relieve infections, add flowers or a few ounces of the infused oil to a hot bath with dead sea salt or Epsom salt.
Keep in mind that you can use ground flowers in the same manner! The chosen form of property deliverance is up to you, but I find the powders are better for scrubs, satchels, and sprinkling in a layer for gift items such as sea salt baths and tea baths!
How do you use your magical flowers? Have you tried any of these recipes?