Roses petals are a beautiful addition to natural crafts, DIY body care recipes, and household décor. They are also very simple to make and nearly free! Learn how to dry rose petals in just minutes with no special supplies!
How to Dry Rose Petals
Drying roses at home is very simple!
1.Gather rose petals that have not been treated with herbicides, pesticides, or other chemicals.
2. Gently rinse the rose petals and drain them well.
3. Place the petals in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure there are no stems or bugs in your petals.
4. Bake the petals for 10 minutes at 200 degrees Fahrenheit or until the petals are crisp and break easily (like potato chips). You do not want any residual water in the petals, if your are still flexible bake for 2 more minutes, remove, and recheck.
5. Cool the petals completely and store in an airtight container.
10 Uses for Dried Rose Petals
- Use dried rose petals to make Natural Detox Bath Salts (get the recipe).
- Dried rose petals can also be used to make rose water.
- Sprinkle dried rose petals into a romantic bath.
- Combine dried rose petals with herbs, spices, and essential oils to create a fragrant potpourri mix.
- Small cotton or muslin bags can be filled with dried rose petals to make room refreshing sachets for closets and drawers
- Sprinkle dried rose petals into envelopes or sprinkle over sheets of tissue paper for unforgettable gifts.
- Planning a wedding? Dried rose petals can also be scattered down the aisle or throw at the happy couple instead of rice as natural biodegradable confetti
- You can cook with dried rose petals or make tea. (Make sure rose petals used in food preparation are free of any chemicals.)
- Use dried rose petals to naturally decorate cakes or cookies. (Make sure rose petals used in food preparation are free of any chemicals.)
- Make homemade paper using rose petal as an accent.
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Do not know if I did this the right way I let them dry out on a piece of paper not covered up now the dry and I don’t know what to do or are they still good to use for a product
They should be fine as long as they are dry!
Thanks you for the ideas! It was useful and I will be making room fragrances with my dried rose petals .
If I put these in a sachet with other herbs, would the fragrance come out with steam? I wanted to hang the sachet from the showerhead and hoped it would work the same as lavender or eucalyptus.
I think it depends on the fragrance of the original rose. Some definitely have more powerful scents than others.
Thank you for sharing! I’m curious to know about the last photo. What is in the bowl with the petals and what is this going to be?
Karlett, it’s my Natural Rose Bath Salts! They are easy to make a smell great!
Ughhhhh!!! Why didn’t you specify it was 200 degrees FARENHEIT?? I put my rose petals into my celcius-measured oven and they burnt!!
Sorry you had problems, Victoria!
Hi Bren, Thank you for the tips. But, my question is, what happened if I use rose petals that have been treated with pesticides? Is it the rose petals wouldn’t dried well or what?
Can’t wait for your answer.
Good question, Rudi. The petals will dry but you will have concentrated the pesticides. You would not want to use petals treated with pesticides (which are poison) in your home care or bath care products because you would be exposing yourself or your loved ones to the pesticides.
Thank you so much 🙂
I plan to use them as confetti for wedding. I wonder how long can we keep them after they are dried (and still have fragrant) so I can plan/make them ahead of time. Thank you
I have successfully store them for several months. I would do a test run to test the humidity in your area.
Could other flower petals be used? Great pin, wonderful thrifty gift ideas I’m gathering ????xx
Yes, you could dry any petals this way. You should check to make sure they are not poisonous/dangerous before using in projects!
This is awesome! Thanks for sharing! I love the idea of using these as confetti!
Thanks Lisa! It would make beautiful confetti!