Herbal Insights Deep Dive: How to Use Rose Petals and Herbal Pairings

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Herbal Insights Deep Dive: How to Use Rose Petals and Herbal Pairings

HOW TO USE ROSE PETALS

Rose, a gentle yet powerful herb, has proved to be so much more than its beauty and rich, floral aroma. It has been and continues to be used in many fun and unique ways. Traditionally, rose petals have been used in teas, cordials, syrups, and honey making them a great complement to cocktails. With botanicals on the rise, It’s common to see companies incorporating rose into everything from vinegar, kombucha, jams, chocolate, and sparkling beverages.

Rose Petals

Using rose internally is one way to get its wonderful benefits, but why stop there? Skincare is one of the most amazing ways to experience the magic of rose. Rose petals can be infused into oils, made into face masks, distilled into hydrosols, or even infused into witch hazel for some extra skin-tightening properties. One unique way companies are using rose petals in their skincare products these days is through the process of fermentation. We all know about fermented foods but have you heard of fermented skincare? Fermented rose petals make a great exfoliant while enhancing the skin’s microbiome.

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ROSE PETALS PAIR WELL WITH

While rose pairs beautifully with so many herbs, here are 4 herbs to get you started:

Chamomile

This aromatic flower contains an anti-inflammatory volatile oil that makes it an excellent herb to use topically on irritated and dried skin. When paired with rose’s high vitamin C content and astringent nature, it not only calms but tightens and rejuvenates the skin. It is a great herb to infuse into oils, creams, lotions and face masks.
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Chamomile

Lavender

Lavender, like rose, is often found in soaps, perfumes and cosmetics.When mixed with rose, this combination can soothe so many skin issues, especially where irritation, redness and dryness are involved. It helps decrease inflammation and speed up healing. This duo is perfect in toners, creams and face masks.
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Lavender

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm, much like rose, is an aromatic herb with a mild astringent action and an affinity for the nervous system. They are both calming and nourishing to the heart and make a wonderful pair for nervousness, easing sadness and opening the heart. Its delicate lemon-mint flavor blends with rose petals in tea blends.
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Lemon Balm

Hawthorn Berries

Hawthorn, another member of the Rosaceae family, is a wonderful herb to pair with rose in tea blends. It is considered a cardio-tonic, helping to support the overall function of the heart. Its red berries are high in vitamin C and just like rose, it has been shown to help calm the nervous system. This combination makes the perfect blend for a calming, heart-opening tea.
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Hawthorn Berries