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Roses are stunning. They are lovely to have around the house and make perfect gifts. But after being picked and presented, their lifespan can be quite brief.

But have you ever considered infusing them with vinegar to extend their lifespan for other uses? If not, you might be pleasantly surprised.

The cool thing about this rose petal-infused vinegar is its various practical uses, from beauty to kitchen and cleaning. This guide will show you how to turn delicate rose petals into flavorful and versatile vinegar, taking you from the garden to the kitchen.

rose vinegar in mason jar

Why We Love Rose Petal Vinegar

Rose petal vinegar offers a range of health benefits. Here are a few reasons why we love it:

  • It’s pretty with a vibrant, attractive, deep red color.
  • It is great for cleaning around the house as a cleaner and disinfectant.
  • Works well as a nourishing hair spray or rinse.
  • It can be incorporated into your favorite recipe.
  • Known for its antibacterial properties, making it an excellent natural remedy for skin conditions such as acne or eczema.
  • It can be a gentle toner to balance the skin’s pH and reduce redness and irritation.
  • Makes a great addition to your bath for those nights you need to deep soak.
  • The delightful floral scent of rose petal vinegar can uplift your mood and promote relaxation.
  • Helps to soothe sunburn.

How to Make Rose Petal Vinegar

What You’ll Need

  • Mason Jar
  • Dried Rose Petals – select roses that are organically grown. Avoid roses treated with pesticides or other chemicals, as these can affect the quality of your vinegar. Use freshly picked roses for the best results if you have a rose garden.
  • Distilled Vinegar
  • Pot (for use on the stove)
vinegar, rose spray bottle ingredients

Some popular choices for roses when making this infused vinegar include Damask roses, English roses, and Rosa rugosa. Each variety has its own unique scent and flavor profile, so feel free to experiment and find your favorite.

Instructions:

  1. Before using the petals, rinse them under cold water to remove any dirt or insects. Pat them dry with a clean or paper towel, not crushing or bruising the delicate petals.
  2. Fill the large mason jar about half full with the dried rose petals.
roses in mason jar
  1. Fill the entire mason jar with distilled vinegar.
vinegar being poured in mason jar with rose
  1. You can put the top of the Mason jar and let the vinegar sit in the sunlight for 2-4 weeks. This will help infuse the vinegar with the rose petals. The longer you steep the petals, the more vibrant the color will be.
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And that’s it. Now you are ready to enjoy your rose petal vinegar.

roses vinegar in mason jar
rose vinegar in mason jar
roses vinegar in mason jar

Optional Step– If you want to speed up the process, pour the vinegar/ rose petal mixture into a pot on the stove on low heat for about 20-30 minutes. This will speed up the infusion process. Let it completely cool before adding it back to a mason jar or a glass spray bottle. 

How long does rose petal vinegar last?

This rose petal infused vinegar will last up to a year.

rose vinegar in mason jar

Rose Petal Vinegar

This guide will show you how to turn delicate rose petals into flavorful and versatile vinegar, taking you from the garden to the kitchen.

Equipment

  • Pot (for use on the stove)
  • Mason Jar

Ingredients
  

  • Dried Rose Petals Select roses that are organically grown. Avoid roses treated with pesticides or other chemicals, as these can affect the quality of your vinegar. Use freshly picked roses for the best results if you have a rose garden.
  • Distilled Vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Before using the petals, rinse them under cold water to remove any dirt or insects. Pat them dry with a clean or paper towel, not crushing or bruising the delicate petals.
  • Fill the large mason jar about half full with the dried rose petals.
  • Fill the entire mason jar with distilled vinegar.
  • You can put the top of the Mason jar and let the vinegar sit in the sunlight for 2-4 weeks. This will help infuse the vinegar with the rose petals. The longer you steep the petals, the more vibrant the color will be.
  • Optional Step – If you want to speed up the process, pour the vinegar/ rose petal mixture into a pot on the stove on low heat for about 20-30 minutes. This will speed up the infusion process. Let it completely cool before adding it back to a mason jar or a glass spray bottle. 
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