It may be a bit early for blooming roses, but spring rain and I am am thinking of ways to use flowers. In fact I dedicated this month's newsletter to information on Edible Flowers, so if you are interested in receiving the Monthly Newsletter, please sign up here.
This after shower powder is great for softening and soothing skin and smells great!
Rose Dusting Powder
- Petals from 4 roses (medium size)
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 3 Tbls baking soda
- 3 dried rose heads
1. In a small cardboard box, layer the petals and cornstarch. Fit the cover on but don’t seal tight, you want the contents to still have a bit of air. Leave for 24 to 36 hours.
2. Sift the pieces from cornstarch then add the baking soda (you may have to sift a few times to remove all the petals). Mix well then split the powder mixture into two batches. *See tip below
3. Next take the dried roses, remove the stem and leaves and add the rose heads to one half of the powder mixture. Pour into a blender and mix until the dried flowers are finely ground.
4. Add the fine ground powder mixture to the other half of the powder mixture, use a wooden spoon to blend the powder by hand.
5. Pour the scented powder into a decorative box or shaker jar, allow to sit for a day before using.
If you prefer a stronger scented dusting powder, you can add another batch of fresh petals and allow the powder to sit another 24 hours (first sift out the initial batch of petals).
You can use lavender or other scented flowers if you prefer.
To Use: Dust skin with a powder puff after bathing or showering. Lightly sprinkle on bedding for a nicely scented sleep. Use to scent lingerie drawers or closets. Great to give as homemade gifts