5 Ways to Use Up Leftover Roses from Valentine's Day

5 Ways to Use Up Leftover Roses from Valentine's Day

If you’re lucky enough to be abundant in fresh roses post Valentine’s Day and are wondering how to make good use of them then look no further! Flowers are always such a beautiful gift but they don’t last forever and it’s always a shame to simply throw them away once they’ve lost their freshness. Here are our easy and simple 5 ways to use up leftover roses from Valentine's Day!
5 ways to use up leftover roses from Valentine's Day

1.    Use them as a natural rose petal substitute


 
If you’re on the hunt for a way to use your leftover roses, this is a great hack.
 
What you’re going to need:
– leftover Valentine’s Day roses
– clean, dry surface
– scissors
– a bowl
– a bowl of water
– a clean, moist cloth or paper towel
– a vase or jar for your roses
 
Start by cutting the stems off of your leftover roses. Then, place them in a bowl. Rinse off any dirt or debris and then set the flowers aside to drain. Next, start filling your bowl with clean, fresh water. Now, set a clean, dry surface (like a clean, damp paper towel) on top of your draining flowers. Carefully begin peeling the outer petals away. You should have about a dozen small petals left on the stem.
 
Next, take those petals and cut them in half or quarters to make them even smaller. Now, gently toss those petals into your bowl of water. Soak those tiny rose petals for a few minutes, or until they’ve been softened a bit. Lather up your clean, moist paper towel or cloth with some soap or hand lotion. Then, gently squeeze the rose petals together between the paper towel or cloth and the bowl. Rub your rose petals together in the bowl until they’re as soft as you like them to be. Now, you can begin transferring your petals from the bowl to your clean surface. Once you have a few dozen petals in place, fill in any gaps that might be missing. Next, take your vase or jar and fill it with the roses.
5 ways to use up leftover roses from Valentine's Day


Fun Fact: Did you know that the classic Chanel No.5 is made out of a special variety of rose petals? Read how to make Chanel No.5 here.
 

2.    Dry out a bunch of leftover roses


 
There are some people who love having bunches of dried, brown, and fallen roses hanging out on their kitchen counter. If that’s you, then why not properly dry out your leftover Valentine’s Day roses?!
 
What you’re going to need:
– leftover Valentine’s Day roses
– clean, dry surface
– scissors
– a bowl
– a bowl of water
– a clean, moist cloth or paper towel
– a vase or jar for your roses
 
Start by cutting the stems off of your leftover roses. Then, place them in a bowl. Rinse off any dirt or debris and then set the flowers aside to drain. Next, start filling your bowl with clean, fresh water. Now, set a clean, dry surface (like a clean, damp paper towel) on top of your draining flowers. Carefully begin peeling the outer petals away. You should have about a dozen small petals left on the stem. Next, take those petals and cut them in half or quarters to make them even smaller. Now, gently toss those petals into your bowl of water. Soak those tiny rose petals for a few minutes, or until they’ve been softened a bit. Lather up your clean, moist paper towel or cloth with some soap or hand lotion. Then, gently squeeze the rose petals together between the paper towel or cloth and the bowl. Rub your rose petals together in the bowl until they’re as soft as you like them to be. Now, you can begin transferring your petals from the bowl to your clean surface.
 
Once you have a few dozen petals in place, take your vase or jar and fill it with the roses.
5 ways to use up leftover roses from Valentine's Day
 

3.    Make a rose soap or body scrub


 
You don’t have to give up your favourite rose scent if you plan on giving leftover roses to someone else. Instead, give them something more unique.
 
What you’re going to need:
– leftover Valentine’s Day roses
– a clean, dry surface
– a bowl
– scissors
– a bowl of water
– a clean, moist cloth or paper towel
– a vase or jar for your roses
 
Start by cutting the stems off of your leftover roses. Then, place them in a bowl. Rinse off any dirt or debris and then set the flowers aside to drain. Next, start filling your bowl with clean, fresh water. Now, set a clean, dry surface (like a clean, damp paper towel) on top of your draining flowers. Carefully begin peeling the outer petals away. You should have about a dozen small petals left on the stem. Next, take those petals and cut them in half or quarters to make them even smaller. Now, gently toss those petals into your bowl of water.
 
Soak those tiny rose petals for a few minutes, or until they’ve been softened a bit. Lather up your clean, moist paper towel or cloth with some soap or hand lotion. Then, gently squeeze the rose petals together between the paper towel or cloth and the bowl. Rub your rose petals together in the bowl until they’re as soft as you like them to be. Now, you can begin transferring your petals from the bowl to your clean surface. Once you have a few dozen petals in place, take your vase or jar and fill it with the roses.
5 ways to use up leftover roses from Valentine's Day
 

4.    Make rose water baths for your baby


 
If your baby is in need of a soothing bath, why not make good use of your leftover Valentine’s Day roses?
 
What you’re going to need:
– leftover Valentine’s Day roses
– a clean, dry surface
– a bowl
– scissors
– a bowl of water
– a clean, moist cloth or paper towel
– a vase or jar for your roses
5 ways to use up leftover roses from Valentine's Day
 

5.    Fill a vase with a fresh bunch of your leftover Valentine’s Day roses


 
Instead of throwing away leftover Valentine’s Day roses, think about what it might be nice to do with them. You could fill a vase with your leftover Valentine’s Day roses to set on your kitchen counter. However, you don’t have to wait to put the roses into use. You could fill a vase and give it to someone as a thank you gift for the great Valentine’s Day you had together.
 
What you’re going to need:
– leftover Valentine’s Day roses
– a clean, dry surface
– scissors
– a bowl
– a bowl of water
– a clean, moist cloth or paper towel
– a vase or jar for your roses
 
Start by cutting the stems off of your leftover Valentine’s Day roses. Then, place them in a bowl. Rinse off any dirt or debris and then set the flowers aside to drain. Next, start filling your bowl with clean, fresh water. Now, set a clean, dry surface (like a clean, damp paper towel) on top of your draining flowers. Carefully begin peeling the outer petals away. You should have about a dozen small petals left on the stem. Next, take those petals and cut them in half or quarters to make them even smaller. Now, gently toss those petals into your bowl of water. Soak those tiny rose petals for a few minutes, or until they’ve been softened a bit.
 
Lather up your clean, moist paper towel or cloth with some soap or hand lotion. Then, gently squeeze the rose petals together between the paper towel or cloth and the bowl. Rub your rose petals together in the bowl until they’re as soft as you like them to be. Now, you can begin transferring your petals from the bowl to your clean surface. Once you have a few dozen petals in place, take your vase or jar and fill it with the roses.
 
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