DIY: Rose Infused Ice Cubes


For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you're probably starting to catch on that I have a penchant for flowers and plants. In Iceland, using herbs and flowers in ice cubes are apparently part of day-to-day culture for skin care. Inflammation-reducing, pore tightening, and skin-brightening are all benefits of this ritual. Who knew? So bring the beauty of your garden indoors into the kitchen, and if you don't have a garden, no worries, you can purchase dried floral petals and buds online. Just think about it: all the possibilities your outdoor garden and online foraging can bring you.  I'm really excited to share this with you as the ingredients are pretty easy to get your hands on and this DIY is super simple. Oh, and these ice cubes are pretty, which is a good enough excuse by itself. ROSE INFUSED ICE CUBES? FOR THE FACE?? FOR BEAUTY PURPOSES??? Ok, yes. Let's do this.

Ingredients

Ice cube tray
1 cup of rose water
1 cup of fried rose petals or rosebuds
3 drops of rose essential oil
1 cup of distilled water
1/2 cup of aloe vera


I want to start off by saying, if you don't own or know where to buy rose water, fear not, I have a DIY on my blog you can look at by clicking here where I show you how to make rose water, and let me tell you, it's quite simple. I also want to mention that you need to be careful with essential oil. The first bit of advice I can say is to make sure it's true essential oil. Aura Cacia is my favorite trusty brand to go with anytime I use essential oil because I know their essential oil is true and free of extra chemicals. For the aloe vera, don't use aloe vera gel you buy for sunburns. Use either a plant or you can actually buy single aloe vera leaves at the grocery stores sometimes. I used a fork to sort of mash it up so it wasn't in such thick chunks, but a blender will work as well.



Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and stir gently. Pout the liquid into each of the ice molds and top each one with your chose flower/herb before you place the trays into the freezer. Patiently wait until your ice cubes are solid. When you're ready to use the cubes, pop the ice blocks out and gently roll one all over your face and neck - pay special attention to your eyelids and sides of your nose. Rinse you face and finish with a spritz of floral rose water (click here for recipe!!). You will feel so refreshed and you'll look so sparkly. People will be asking for your secret and you should definitely spill (refer them back to this blog!)


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