Rose Petal Salve is great for so many things and it's really easy to make.
I like to enrich mine with Rosehip Seed Oil which is well known for its anti-aging and skin healing benefits for conditions such as:
You can buy high quality rosehip seed oil from Mountain Rose Herbs. If you don’t want to use roseship seed oil or don’t have any on hand, you can just substitute more of your homemade rose infused oil instead and it will still make a nice salve.
Step 1: Dry the Rose PetalsTo make this, first you’ll need to gather up some unsprayed rose petals. If you don’t have any fresh roses, you can buy dried, organic petals from somewhere like Mountain Rose Herbs. Don’t use roses from the florist as they’ve usually been treated with heavy duty pesticides that haven’t been tested for use on human skin.
Once you have a collection of rose petals, spread them out in a single layer over some white paper towels, or cut open brown paper lunch bags. Let them wilt for a few days, until completely dry.
Step 2: Make an Infused OilOnce the petals are completely dried, you can turn them into an infused oil.
To do this, place your petals into a jar. The size of the jar will depend on how many flowers you have. Don’t get hung up on precise numbers and amounts. You’re basically filling some type of container about 1/2 to 3/4 full with dried rose petals then covering them with oil.
Which type of oil is up to you. I like to use Olive Oil or Sunflower Oil. Some other good options for this salve are Avocado Oil, or Sweet Almond Oil.
There are two ways to infuse our oil. The slow way or the fast way.
For the slow way, cover the top of your jar of oil with a couple layers of cheesecloth and secure it with a rubber band. Place in a cabinet and let it sit for 3 to 4 weeks.
For the fast way, set the jar gently into a pan with a few inches of warm water and heat slowly over medium lowish heat. Keep the burner on and let the oil stay in the heated water for one to two hours then remove.
At this point, you can go ahead and strain the oil and use in your salve or you can let it infuse several days longer in a dark cabinet. Another option is to strain the oil then do the whole process again with a new batch of rose petals but the same batch of oil you just finished infusing. This is called a double infusion.
The shelf life of your strained oil is about a year. Store in a cool, dark place for best results.
Once our oil is ready, we can make our salve.
Step 3: How to Make Rose Petal Salve
Remove from heat and carefully pour into tins or jars then let sit until firm. This size batch yields about four ounces of salve. I buy tins and small jars but you could even recycle an old jelly jar for this.
If you’d like to make this salve vegan, you can use half as much candelilla wax instead of the beeswax.
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Really pay attention to how you are feeling and what words you are saying. Manifestation is a conscious act you perform. So let’s practice how to powerfully manifest your reality. Although you do not necessarily need to write it down, the written word is very powerful. So please grab a pen and paper as opposed to typing.
You Are Infinite Potential!
What do you wish to manifest?
First be very clear on what you want even down to the details. Does it have a specific color, smell or feel? A certain characteristic you can describe in detail? Leave nothing out – write as much as you can think of and make sure it is all powerful positive wording of what you DO want. Once you have done this, imagine it fully and really sit with it. It is a good idea to re-write it again in present tense as though you are already living it. Once you have your present tense creation, condense it into a few sentences. Choose a few words to sum up what you have written and create a descriptive paragraph. Write your power paragraph with lots of details that describe your manifestation in the present tense. Now you have the reality you are choosing to make real.
Look at the page and notice how you feel about it. What emotions come up? Any ‘negative’ emotions? If so, send them love and send them away. Imagine what it feels like to already be living your wish – how amazing is life right now!? Stir up powerful emotions until you have very real feelings of joy, satisfaction and gratitude. Now sprinkle in a bit of surprise and wonder that not only did it happen but that it worked out even better than you ever expected! This is your vehicle of emotion that will drive your wish into existence.
Always with the breath. All magic, all healing and all life starts and ends with the breath and the intention. As you drop into your center, feel love and joy. Feel the excitement of your future. As you think about your creation, allow the words from your lips (or in your head) to illicit passionate happy feelings from within your being.
Use your intention to send your energy into The Cosmos
Feel your heart expand. With every breath you drop deeper into your spell, with every word you become more passionate about the idea, more excited and whole. You deepen into yourself so much you feel this omnipresent state of calm. Give yourself time to bask in this feeling and get ready to send it out. Take another breath and on the exhale push your wish out into the world with a powerful burst of satisfied Love and Gratitude.
For me, I feel an invisible energy stream, which feels significant in my manifestation. So you can imagine this too if you like. As I begin to send the wish out, a pulsation of energy expands in my heart. I move it in a curving motion up my body. The intensity increases as it moves up exits out through my third eye, and the energy turns neatly back around in a full circle and re-enters my heart. In a smooth motion I add extra passionate juju to this energy stream and send it back up and out again into the universe, leaving me behind. I let it go.
Importantly, send it off with love. Let it go and don’t think about it for the rest of the day. There is no need to add to it because you gave it your all and it has already been sent. Just trust and know that the frequency of your wish has been heard. This way the powers that be can receive your order. I wish you so much love on your journey and leave you with a little reminder about the power of words… When speaking of your manifestation to others remember we never ‘try’ and manifest. We either do or we don’t. Just because you haven’t seen it come back to you yet doesn’t mean it isn’t working. So when speaking of your wishes, instead of saying ‘I am trying to manifest…’ be clear and let the universe know that you mean it… Always proclaim “I AM manifesting…” With this manifestation recipe you now have what you truly need, to make good luck.