Rose Petals (Pink) Whole

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As the botanical name suggests, Rosa canina is a variety of climbing rose commonly called Dog Rose. This is the species included among food crops commonly grown in residential “victory gardens” to supplement the public food supply during World War II.

Then, like now, the petals were used to make teas, syrups, elixirs and various cosmetic preparations.

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approximate cups to one pound22
plant part usedpetals
why buy whole, pink rose buds and petals?

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in an airtight container away from direct light, heat and humidity.


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cosmeticInfuse in alcohol and glycerin to make traditional rose water.
decorativeAdd to potpourri mixtures and other herbal displays.
culinaryUse in herbal tea blends. The flowers may also be used in baked goods.
industrialVarious species of rose are used in the fragrance and cosmetic industries.

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whole, pink
rose petals

Dried rose petals add more visual appeal than flavor. Tea companions include lavender, chamomile and rosehips.

formulas & recipes

whole, pink
rose petals

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what else you should know

whole, pink
rose petals

This species of wild rose is variety found throughout Europe, Asia and northern Africa. The climbing habit of this shrub is aided by sharp, claw-like thorns that line its stems, a feature referenced by the common names witches' briar and briar rose. The plant is also called dog rose, likely due to its species name of canina.

The delicate flowers lend color, vitamin C and other antioxidants to teas, syrups, jams, wines and cordials. The petals are also infused in oil or alcohol for cosmetic use.

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