How to Make a Rose Petal Bath

By Celeigh O'Neil

Rose petals sprinkled in a bath look pleasing, and they also can enhance your skin and your mood. Rosewater can soothe irritated skin and tighten pores for a smooth appearance. The petals give off a natural calming scent, which can help you to push aside all thoughts of that to-do list. It also gets to work on brightening the skin, making it a good alternative to alcohol-based toners for sensitive skin. Find common ground with your inner romantic, and draw a rose petal bath for more than just the visual appeal.

Woman bathing with flower petals
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Set aside your regular bubble bath and look to your garden instead before your next bath.

Step 1

Pour a bath at the temperature that suits you. Avoid very hot baths, as they dehydrate the skin.

Step 2

Pluck petals from a bouquet of roses and set them in a measuring cup until you have 1 cup. Use organic roses, which are available at local fresh markets, or take roses from your own bush to avoid pesticides that may irritate your skin.

Step 3

Drop the roses under the running water when the tub is halfway full. Allow the stream of water to disperse them, while infusing the bath with the rose's soothing properties.

Step 4

Pour 1 1/2 cups of whole milk or fresh lavender under the running water to further enhance the experience, if you like. Include milk to help soften your skin and lavender for its relaxing qualities.