Crafts Using Roses and Their One-of-a-Kind Fragrance

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Posted on 07/31/2023

Take Your Love of Roses Beyond the Garden. Craft Ideas Using Roses.

It’s possible to harnessing and prolong the fragrance of roses using various methods, some of which are similar to those used for sage and lavender, while others are specific to roses. Let's explore the best ways to use roses in crafts and for their fragrance:

  1. Harvesting Roses: For the most potent fragrance, harvest roses early in the morning when the essential oils are at their peak. Choose roses that have just begun to open, as fully open blooms may have a milder scent.
  2. Drying Rose Petals: Drying rose petals is an excellent way to preserve their fragrance for potpourris and other decorative arrangements. Lay the petals in a single layer on a clean surface, away from direct sunlight, and allow them to air-dry until crisp.
  3. Rose Water Infusion: Create your own rose water by simmering fresh rose petals in water. As the petals release their essence, it infuses the water with a delightful rose fragrance. Use this aromatic rose water as a natural air freshener or as a facial mist for a soothing and fragrant experience.
  4. Making Rose Sachets: Like lavender and sage, you can create fragrant sachets with dried rose petals. Fill small fabric pouches with the petals and place them in drawers, closets, or under your pillow for a lasting rose-scented touch.


  6. Rose Essential Oil: For a highly concentrated rose fragrance, consider making your own rose essential oil. Use a few drops in a diffuser to fill your home with the captivating aroma of roses. Crush rose petals so they release their oils, fill a jar three-fourths full of crushed petals, fill with oil (jojoba oil, canola oil, almond oil, or light olive oil). Shake the jar and store in a cool dark place for 4 weeks, shake occasionally to distribute the petals. After 4 weeks, strain the oil from the petals using cheesecloth to wring out every bit of rose fragrance.
  7. Rose Potpourri: Combine dried rose petals with other aromatic ingredients like lavender, sage, or other dried flowers to create custom potpourri mixtures. Experiment with different blends to find your favorite fragrance combination.
  8. Fresh Rose Bouquets: Of course, the best way to enjoy the immediate fragrance of roses is by displaying fresh rose bouquets in your home. Change the water regularly and trim the stems at an angle every few days to prolong their freshness and fragrance.
  9. Rose Petal Crafts: Utilize dried rose petals in various crafting projects, such as making scented candles or creating decorative art pieces. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to showcase roses' fragrance in unique ways.
  10. Rose-Infused Oil or Vinegar: Create your own rose-infused oil or vinegar by steeping fresh rose petals in carrier oil or vinegar. These can be used in cooking, skin care, or as a scented base for various DIY projects.


Roses, with their timeless beauty and signature fragrance, offer a wide range of possibilities for sensory enjoyment. From dried petals for potpourris and sachets to infusions and essential oils, roses can fill your surroundings with their delightful aroma. We’re proud to offer a diverse selection of roses to help you indulge in the exquisite scents of this elegant flower.