There’s something about Valentine’s Day that allows me to loosen my grip on my highly-prized stash of rose petals.
Throughout the year, I reserve these delicate beauties for little treats, but there’s something about the hope of spring and roses soon to bloom, a day devoted to loving ourselves and others, and the fact that cabin fever has set in for me during February that causes me to look for the heart-opening benefits of rose.
With that in mind, in this post, I’d like to share 11 ways you can put rose to use whether it’s in an effort to transition further into spring, to celebrate love and self-care, or to infuse your life with a little brightness and joy during the long, cold days of February.
11 Ways to Put Rose To Use Near Valentine’s Day
“The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.”
– Paulo Coelho
5 Interesting Things You May Not Know About Rose
Roses are used for stress support, to decrease microbes on the body, for skin health, to ease female reproductive issues, and for their flavor in food. Learn more about how to use rose in each of these areas as well as how to make some basic herbal preparations using rose in this post.
How To Balance Self-Love With Loving Others This Valentine’s Day
Today, I want to share some of my findings and thoughts with you on this topic and how we can strive to balance self-love and loving others. Whether you’re a busy parent, a single young adult, an empty-nester, or an elder, all of what I have to share today can apply to you.
DIY Romantic Herbal Bath Blend
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this romantic rose bath blend is easy to make, and it can be stored and used as needed. It’s good for the skin, and the scent is lovely. It can be used alone or with your partner, and it can even be packaged and given as a gift!
6 Ways To Use Leftover Valentine’s Day Roses
There are many ways leftover Valentine’s Day roses can be used once they begin to wilt. Here are six ways to put your leftover Valentine’s Day roses to some sort of use so you not only get to enjoy them as the thoughtful gift they are, but you can extend the gift even further.
How To Make Scented Rose Dust Valentine’s Day Cards
Whether you’re making these for your kids, for significant other, or a friend, these rose dust Valentine’s Day cards are a creative way to incorporate botanicals into your everyday life. They’re not only easy to make, but they’ll inspire the one they are gifted to in more ways than one.
White Chocolate & Rose Coconut Bark
Speaking of Valentine’s Day treats, this white chocolate and rose coconut bark is a thoughtful way to show friends and family you are thinking of them. They’re full of healthy fats, yummy to eat, and so very pretty. Oh, and they’re pretty easy to make too!
Rose-Infused Cheesecakes: A Perfectly Healthy Valentine’s Day Treat
If you’re looking for a vegan, low-sugar treat for your kids this Valentine’s Day, these rose-infused cheesecakes will make the cut. Not only are they are raw and easy to make, but these love cakes are just the right size for little hands and a perfect treat to celebrate love any time of the year.
Heart-Strengthening Rose Tea
Valentine’s Day isn’t always the easiest, especially if you’ve lost someone you love, feel lonely, or are grieving in some way. If this is the situation you’re finding yourself in, I hope you know there are others who can relate and are willing to listen to your story. There are also herbs that can help. If you’re heart is heavy, you feel hurt, or you’re experiencing grief or feelings of loneliness this year, this heart-strengthening rose tea can offer support.
How To Make A Marshmallow Root Infusion with Rose Syrup
Rose syrup is a great way to gently sweeten your herbal infusions and add a cooling, drying component to them if warranted. Here you can learn how to make a marshmallow root infusion for gut health (which may be beneficial after all the Valentine’s Day treats you might indulge in) and sweeten it with rose to make it a wee bit more palatable.
Raw Maca & Ginseng Aphrodisiac Truffles For A Valentine’s Day Treat
Love is in the air, and these herbal aphrodisiac truffles make the perfect sweet treat for Valentine’s Day. Use them in place of traditional (unhealthy) sweets to accompany the special gift you’re giving to your sweetheart or bring them out for dessert as a way to complete a perfect homemade Valentine’s Day dinner. No matter, these are sure to cure your craving for something sweet while offering a bit of nourishment to some of your body’s most important body systems!
3 Herbal Aphrodisiac Misconceptions (And The Truth Behind Them)
Did you know that rose is considered to be an aphrodisiac herb? It’s true. The scent of herbs has been shown, anecdotally and scientifically, to enhance arousal! Wowzers!
And there you go! Some Valentine’s Day inspiration with rose. Enjoy, and happy Valentine’s Day, friend!