Valentine’s Day has just passed by and roses are one of the most popular Valentine’s Day flowers that almost everyone receives on this special day. From peaceful white roses to beautiful red ones, there are a lot of varieties available during this time and also beautiful arrangements that you willingly give to your loved ones but it’s sad how we are not able to keep this bouquet fresh for long and they finally end up drying and withering. But, even if you cannot keep the bouquet fresh for a longer period of time, you can definitely put the flowers to a better use. Here are some ways in which you can use dry roses from a bouquet and make them add statement and decor to your house. Let’s find out how.
Make Potpourri: One of the most effective and common ways to use dry roses is to make potpourri. Dried petals retain their color and fragrance for a longer duration and you can use them as potpourri that will fill your room with amazing fragrances. You can also put them in an oven along with a cinnamon stick, a few slices of citrus fruits and a few essential oils that will make your room smell divine.
Press Them: Pressed roses are a thing and they can be used as bookmarks or engraved in a painting that will give your interiors a rustic and bohemian look. You can also create a DIY painting out of dried rose that will surely add a statement and also make everyone praise your art.
DIY Bath Salts: The mesmerizing smell of roses is a fragrance that anyone would love on their skin and you can make bath salts out of the dried roses to smell like some. All you have to do is add Epsom salt and some other essentials oils with dried rose petals and use them as a bath salt.
Rosewater: Rosewater is one of the most common uses of dry roses. Rosewater is used as a cleanser and also believed to heal wounds faster and is considered very good for the skin. Rose water can be easily made at home and all you have to do is boil the dried rose petals until they lose their color and let them cool completely.
Wedding Decor: Dried roses can be used in wedding decor to adorn the aisle with scattered rose petals or can also be used to throw at the happy couples as a biodegradable confetti. This will not only give a traditional touch to the wedding but also fill the hall with the fragrance of roses that will lure one completely.
Dried roses have more than one uses and each has its own benefits. What is even better is that you do not have to discard your bouquets after the roses begin to wither or dry. All you have to do is put these dry roses to some use and always have them around you.