Fresh rose uses you will adore

If you have ever received a fresh rose bouquet, you will know just how beautiful these blooms are. There are so many different colours and types from which to choose. Some have a stronger scent than others and some even have a silky petals. Not only are these flowers a pleasure to display in your home, but they also have a number of other amazing uses. Here are some of the main uses for roses that you simply have to try at least once.

Homemade potpourri

This is a fantastic use for a fresh rose bouquet once the blooms have started to wilt. You can allow the petals to dry out on the stems or you can pluck them from the stems and spread them out to dry. Make sure that you don’t leave them in a pile or they can start to decompose instead of dry out. Once dry, you can place a portion in a ceramic bowl and add some of your favourite essential oils. The scent from this rose potpourri will fill the room without proving too potent and overpowering.

Delicious jam

There are plenty of different edible plants and flowers that we can enjoy and one of the most delicious types of jam you can make is one made from fresh rose petals. The key is to make sure that you choose the right type of roses for this jam and to ensure that no pesticides were used to keep insects away. Wash the petals thoroughly before adding sugar and boiling your jam. The best types of roses to use in these jam recipes include Old English, rugosas and florudundas roses. The colour of the roses you use will determine the colour of the jam which is why many people opt for a very dark pink or red.

A dose of Vitamin C

Rose petals and rose hips are known for their medicinal purposes. A cup of rose hips contains the same amount of Vitamin C as 60 oranges. You can use them to make a delicious tea. In fact, you can combine the petals and the rose hips with various other natural plant elements to create an amazing immune boosting drink. This tea is great for relieving colds and for helping boost the immune system before the cold and flu season approaches.

These are just a few amazing fresh rose uses that everyone can enjoy. So, the next time you receive a beautiful bouquet delivered to your door, just think about how you can best use these blooms even after they have started to wilt. Of course, if you don’t want to give up their beauty, you can always hang the stems upside down just before they start to wilt. This will ensure that they dry out in an upright position so that you can create a lovely dried rose bouquet.