Are you ready to learn how to dry roses in the oven?! With the summer holiday’s here for many families, keeping yourself and the kids entertained can somewhat be a challenge. However, one activity that I LOVE to do when I’ve got a spare afternoon is to make natural cleaning and beauty products. It’s a super-simple yet brilliant way to start moving forward in the fight against plastic!
That’s why I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Belling’s Summer Holiday Club – a selection of creative ideas to keep the family entertained this season! Belling is a well-known cooking appliance brand here in the UK and recently carried out a survey which showed that the kitchen really is the heart to any home. That makes this family craft ideal for families in need of a little entertainment during long summer days.
So grab some rose petals, switch on the oven and join me as I show you how to create a wonderful rose sugar scrub, that would act as the perfect gift.
How To Dry Rose Petals In The Oven + A Bonus DIY AND Printable Labels!
Drying roses at home is very simple, all you need is an oven. This is where I turn to Belling, Inside Every Great Home. Belling understands what busy family homes want and need from their kitchen appliances, so you can trust them! Especially, since they’ve been helping families create tasty, nutritious meals since 1912. Right now though, we aren’t making dinner (unless you’re drying rose petals to put on top of a chocolate cake). I’m drying rose petals to make a DIY body scrub (recipe below).
Learn how to dry rose petals in just minutes…
How To Dry Roses In The Oven
- Gather rose petals that are 100% pesticide-free (from your garden is great!) and check for bugs
- Rinse the rose petals as gently as you can and ensure you drain them well
- Arrange the petals in one single layer on a baking tray.
- Bake the petals in the oven at 90 degrees Celsius for approximately 10 minutes. You can also just keep an eye on them and remove when the petals are crisp and break easily. If the petals still look like they could have water trapped in there, bake for another 2 minutes and recheck.
- Ensure they are completely dry! Boom, now you know exactly how to dry roses in the oven. Job done!
However, if you want to make some beautiful DIY body scrub, keep reading and grab your printable labels.
Download Your Printable Labels:
Now you know how to dry rose petals in the oven, it’s time to print labels and make your DIY body scrub! With more than a century of trusted home cooking, with Belling’s dedication to quality, choice, reliability, and their service remaining constant, I was thrilled to team up with them for this DIY! I’ve included both of our logos on this scrub and made them very easy to print.
Use self-adhesive vinyl like this stuff, and attach to the jar lid because you may need to put the jar in warm water to melt the coconut oil a little before use.
Supplies You Need For Coconut And Rose Sugar Scrub:
- Jars like these
- Printable Labels
- Inkjet Self Adhesive Vinyl
- Food Processor (better than hand mixing)
- 1 cup of organic sugar (fair trade)
- 1/2 cup fair trade coconut oil
- A small handful of oven-dried rose petals
- 1 small handful of fresh rose petals
- 1 splash of rosewater or 10 drops of rose essential oil (optional)
How To Make The Coconut And Rose Sugar Scrub:
Add all ingredients to your food processor or a large bowl. If using a food processor, pulse a few times to break up the fresh petals and ensure everything is thoroughly combined. Alternatively, you can mix by hand but it may be easier to do if you melt the coconut oil a little using heat.
It’s a very cheap and incredibly indulgent DIY body scrub that is kind to the environment.
Download The Free Printable Stickers:
How easy was this project to make?! Kids are going to love making this body scrub and making a mess!
And Finally, You Know How To Dry Roses In The Oven
Flowers are a huge part of my life. I love everything floral but roses are my absolute favourite! Rose petals can be a beautiful addition to home decor, to use as natural confetti, add to DIY beauty recipes and other natural crafts. In order to dry my rose petals for eating or beauty, I do it in the oven!
Do you still need some inspiration to keep you and the kids entertained this summer? Visit Belling’s Summer Holiday Club for more great activities, and delicious recipes to try!
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