Save Your Dried Rose Petals to Do This

by Sonya
9 Materials
2 Hours

You can do some fun things with dried rose petals. Next time you have some roses be sure to dry the petals and save them for a fun little scented project.

This is a wonderful and natural way to fill your home with some botanical scents by making floral wax aromatherapy sachets.

With a little time and effort you too can make some floral wax aromatherapy sachets to enjoy or share with friends any time of year.

I have included all these items with the exception of the roses and orange essential oil in my  Amazon storefront  here for your convenience.

The dried orange slices were left over from the holidays and I simply broke them in half to use for this project.

My orange slices were a little dark but it did not bother me at all.

The roses I bought two weeks ago at the grocery store and dried them before I thought about making these floral wax aromatherapy sachets.

This process is super easy, but will take some patience while waiting for the wax to melt.

Step 1

Fill your glass measuring cup or can with 1 1/2 cups of the wax flakes.

Place the measuring cup of wax flakes into a small saucepan and add water until it is halfway up the sides of the cup.

Bring water to a boil to melt the wax, being sure to watch it closely.

When the wax begins to melt, add in the remaining 1/2 cup of dried flakes.

Continue watching over the flakes until they are all melted.

Step 2

While your watching your wax you can begin to place your dried roses and broken dried orange slices in the bottom of the silicone mold.

Step 3

Once all the wax is completely melted, carefully removed the cup from the water and set aside to cool for approximately one minute.

Once it has cooled for one minute, add in 1 tsp of the orange essential oil and 1 tsp of the rose absolute.

Gently stir to combine.

Now you are ready to assemble your sachets.

Step 4

Slowly pour about 3/4 of the wax into the mold and let it sit to cool off and begin to set.

It took about 15 minutes total for it to be set enough to move on.

When it was still slightly warm I took the long needle and gently pushed it through the top to create a small hole for the twine.

Tie a knot in the top and your all done.

They not only are beautiful, but they smell amazing.

This year I think we all could enjoy a little aromatherapy and they are fun to make.

Hang these in a bathroom or place in a bowl to fill your space with the aroma of rose orange.

You can also switch these up and make them with dried lemons and rosemary for your kitchen, the combinations are endless.

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  • Eva Ely Eva Ely on Jun 24, 2022

    How many sachets does this recipe make??

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