What’s not to love about a fresh bouquet of roses? Not only do roses smell and look wonderful, but their petals actually have substantial amounts of vitamin C, and skin-firming rose oil — it’s astringent properties aid in the tightening of skin and muscles. Plus, with V-Day right around the corner, you’ll have petals to spare. Once your bouquet starts to wilt, take those blooms and use them for your skin’s benefit — a rose petal facial will leave skin feeling firm, replenished and radiant.  The best part? It’s an easy DIY! Once again we enlisted Erica, our  DIY beauty extraordinaire, to share her  favorite rose petal facial recipe!

If you were lucky enough to receive roses for Valentine’s day here’s an easy DIY face mask you can make at home. And even if you didn’t get a V-Day bouquet — why not treat yourself? Rose petals are packed with a full range of great skin-loving properties. To take advantage of the super flower all it takes is a few basic ingredients, honey and maracuja oil to name a few, to create this soothing and brightening face mask. Whip this up after February 14th  to help maintain your post-Valentine’s day — or night (wink wink) — glow!

rose petals from 1-2 roses
1 tbsp maracuja oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp plain natural greek yogurt
a bowl  and woodens
the buffer airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush


1. First and foremost, make sure that your face is makeup free and clean!
2. Take the petals off of 1-2 roses and soak them in water for about an hour.
3. Drain the water and pat dry the petals before crushing them in a bowl, using a wooden spoon to help mash them.
4. Put the honey in microwave for a few seconds to soften it, then combine it with the yogurt, maracuja oil and crushed rose petals, and mix well.
5. Using a foundation brush, apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 10 – 15 minutes.
8. Rinse your face well, pat dry and finish with an application of maracuja oil.

So the next time you are about to throw out those old roses, think again! Instead incorporate them into your DIY skin care arsenal. Do you have any plant remedies that you use on your skin? Let me know in the comments!