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Real Roses

Posted by Kathy_in_Delaware (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 6, 03 at 7:57

Hello everyone, I have a question for you's. I have been given a real abundance of long stem roses.
Can anyone share some ideas as to what I can do with them?
I have heard something about dipping them in wax but am cluesless as to the procedure.
Any and all ideas very much appreciated :)

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RE: Real Roses

Hi Kathy,
I've never used "real" petals to make my soap petals, only silk ones. But, If you want to give it a try, here's a link to some instructions I posted a while back.

Hope this helps,

Here is a link that might be useful: Soap Petals 101

RE: Real Roses

I have made wax dipped roses, but I have never used real roses. I don't know what the heat of the wax might do to a real rose- it may cause it to wilt rapidly. However, it may be worth a try. The wax dipped roses are pretty, but I wasn't overly impressed with them. I think a silk rose (undipped) was prettier than the wax dipped one. However, I don't like those wax dipped bears, either. Most people are just crazy about them, but I think they are ugly. LOL.

RE: Real Roses

You could dry them and use the petals in bath salts or bath bombs. And use dried roses in packaging (to garnish bows or whatever). Also, I've seen a recipe somewhere for dusting powder made with ground rose petals (I think it was in Marie Browning's book?). I made one with ground lavender buds...

RE: Real Roses

I put dried roses in soap once to see what would happen. It looks cool for about 10 hours. Then the soap turns all sorts of shades and it looks pretty disgusting.

RE: Real Roses

I made some rose soap once and it still looks pretty good. I made tea with the dried and crumbled rose petals and used that as my liquid for cp soap. The 'tea leaves' were ground very fine, so I stirred that in as well. They look fine and made the soap pretty, but the color does bleed into the soap over time. Looks a little mottled but otherwise fine.

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