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« Reply #60 on: February 21, 2015 06:34:23 PM »

Hi- Please forgive me for not digging thru heaps of pages- my pc is taking too long to load!
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I'd like to know how to extract the rose oil from my garden.
   Since I have several rose bushes- it seems a shame to throw away the dead flowers and rose-hips-
if I can make a perfume or bath oil from them.
   Do you just boil them down and strain it? Do I need a carrier oil?
Can someone provide me a link to instructions?
I'm not trying to make a living at this- I just find rose products gone from most store shelves- and it's my favorite!
Thanks so much!
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« Reply #61 on: February 21, 2015 07:55:28 PM »

I don't think there's any way to extract oils from plants without super expensive and fancy equipment (and even then I think you need a huge amount of plant product to get even the tiniest bit of oil). However, you could try drying the petals to use in potpourri or make a rose water/rose hydrosol with the fresh petals. I haven't done this before but I found a tutorial here (and you could probably find more looking for the term "Hydrosol"). Once you have a Hydrosol it would be pretty easy to make into a perfume or add to a bath!

http://www.gardenista.com/posts/diy-rose-water-hydrosol
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« Reply #62 on: February 21, 2015 08:32:16 PM »

Thanks, MareMare! That looks like an easy project. I'm going to start saving flowers! The new buds are just starting to appear.
I planted a red bush today- large fragrant roses!
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« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2015 07:51:18 AM »

Is this the right place to ask where to find fragrances?  I'd like to make a blend of vanilla, orange, and strawberry, but it seems hard to find single scents that aren't already blended, much less all three of these from the same supplier.  I'm probably overlooking something, so please point me in the right direction.
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« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2015 01:00:17 PM »

Is this the right place to ask where to find fragrances?  I'd like to make a blend of vanilla, orange, and strawberry, but it seems hard to find single scents that aren't already blended, much less all three of these from the same supplier.  I'm probably overlooking something, so please point me in the right direction.

Here ya go:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=326837.0

In the first post there are lots of suppliers. I would imagine that any of the bigger ones like Wholesale Supplies Plus would have those 3! Good luck!
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