Rose vinegar is usually made from fresh rose petals because they have a more intense perfume and color. But you can also use dry petals, like we did.
Put a cup of apple cider vinegar in a kettle and heat it slowly. Don’t let it boil. It should be hot enough to stimulate the infusion process and also bring out the colors more quickly. You might as well use cold vinegar.
In the meanwhile, take a clean dry mason jar and fill it with rose petals. Let them loose.
Pour over the hot vinegar and push them with the back of a spoon to submerge them in the liquid. If it’s necessary, pour more vinegar to cover the petals completely.
Place the lid on and let the rose macerate for 2 weeks. It’s recommended to use a plastic lid or to place a plastic foil over the jar’s mouth to prevent the vinegar eat the metal.
The jar should be kept away from the sun during the maceration process and afterwards.
After 2 weeks, strain the vinegar and discard the rose petals. Pour the rose vinegar in a clean dry bottle and keep it in a dark place.
How to use rose vinegar
Rose vinegar can make an easy, natural and safe remedy for a numberless health issues.
Since it has a cooling effect, it can be applied on inflammed skin, on insect bites or on itching skin. If you use it on a child, dilute the vinegar 1 to 10 parts of water.
Rose vinegar ca be used for minore wounds, rashes, abrasions, or sunburns (dilute 1 part of vinegar with 3 parts of water and spray it on your skin).
This remedy can also work for rosacea, headaches (massage the temples), fever, hair rinse, reumatic pain or faint.
1. Henriette’s Herbal Homepage, Rose petal vinegar: https://www.henriettes-herb.com/blog/rose-vinegar.html
2. The Nerdy Farm Wife, Rose Petal Vinegar + 7 Ways to Use It: https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/rose-petal-vinegar-its-many-uses/
3. Puterea tămăduitoare a trandafirului, Leacuri & Rețete Mănăstirești, Nr. 17, 10 august – 10 octombrie 2017, Editura Lumea Credinței, pp. 38-42