How to Create a Rose-Castor Oil Infusion for Radiant Skin

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Salam aleikum, peace be upon you!

I want to share with you something that your skin will love, (i know mine does!) It's Castor oil to the NEXT LEVEL,

Rose infused Castor oil!

Now you might be wondering, why on earth would i infuse castor oil with roses, and that is a great question, because i have a few answers for you:

1. It's amazing for your skin (more on that below)

2. It's a beautiful way to pamper yourself

3. It costs next to nothing, and yet has many many benefits

4. It makes for great presents

5. It makes your space beautiful as it infuses and makes your skin radiant once it's done!

I know there are a lot of diy beauty blogs out there, but most of them don't follow up on the things they share, or just make things that look good but are not so effective,

my goal is to put everything I learned as a formulator for the last 10 years at your service, so you can have diy beauty that is not only effective, but fun to make, great for your skin, your wallet and your wellness overall.

 So let's get started! 

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Whats does Castor oil and roses do for my skin? 

Castor oil is like a miracle worker for your skin. It's super hydrating thanks to its rich fatty acids, and it locks in moisture to keep your skin soft and smooth. It’s also amazing for reducing inflammation and redness, so it’s great if you’ve got sensitive or irritated skin. Plus, it has antimicrobial properties, which help keep your skin clear of breakouts. And let’s not forget the vitamin E and proteins in it that nourish your skin and help improve texture. Overall, it’s like giving your skin a deep, nourishing drink.

Roses aren’t just pretty; they’re packed with skin-loving benefits! They’re loaded with antioxidants, especially vitamin C, which helps protect your skin from damage and keeps it looking youthful. Roses also have anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritated skin and reduce redness and puffiness. They help to keep your skin hydrated and have natural astringent qualities that tighten pores and firm up your skin. Plus, they have antibacterial properties that can help prevent breakouts. And the best part? The lovely scent of roses can really uplift your mood and add a bit of luxury to your skincare routine.

Ok, now that you know how fantastic this infusion is going to be, let’s walk through the steps:

1. Get your tools ready

First, you'll need a glass jar with lid

Choose a jar big enough to hold all your ingredients and to shake the mixture occasionally. A clean, glass jar with a tight-sealing lid works perfectly. Make sure it’s large enough to allow some room for shaking without spilling. (and a bonus if you find a beautiful one too!)

For the ingredients, you’ll need cold-pressed castor oil, dried rose petals, and/or rose powder. The quality of your ingredients will make a big difference in the final product. You are making this to pamper yourself and take care of your skin, so it's best if you use the best ingredients you can find.

2. Now that you got your tools, let's add the roses and/or rose Powder
- Start by placing your dried rose petals and rose powder into the jar. The combination of the two will give your infusion a rich, floral scent and maximize the benefits. You can adjust the amount based on how strong you want the rose scent and properties to be. For this infusion I used:

  • 5 grams of dried Rose petals
  • 6 grams of powdered roses

You can make this infusion with using only rose petals, or using only rose powder, the option for using both is part of my system called Double Action Infusion Process, this is something I developed after more than a decade of making oil infusions to extract the most out of the botanicals we are using. This system (And more) are part of the course "Face Oils for Radiant skin" that is available now.

3. After you've put the roses in the jar, let's pour in the Castor Oil

Fill the jar with cold-pressed castor oil, making sure it covers all the rose petals completely. You want to ensure there are no dry pockets, as this helps in the infusion process. Use enough oil to submerge everything fully, ensuring all the botanicals are well-covered.

For this infusion I used:

  • 150 grams of Cold pressed Castor oil

4. Shake and seal your jar

For most infusions you can shake the jar to get everything mixed in, but because Castor oil has a thicker consistency, I find it best to mix with either a spatula, spoon, or chopstick to get it all blended properly.

Once everything looks good, securely seal the jar with its lid. Make sure it’s tightly closed to prevent any air from getting in, which could affect the process.

5. Almost done! let's label our infusion

Use a label to write down the ingredients and the date you started the infusion. This will help you keep track of how long it’s been infusing and ensure you don’t forget when you started.

6. And now, let It infuse!

 Place the jar in a cool, dark place, such as a cupboard or a pantry. Let it infuse for 2 to 6 weeks, giving it a good shake every few days to mix everything up and help the infusion process. The shaking will ensure that the castor oil and the rose petals blend well, extracting all the beneficial properties.

I know waiting for the infusion can seem like forever,(I know this is how i felt originally) that's why now I have a practice of rotating my oils and infusions, so I am never without one! I go in depth on this concept in my course, *Face Oils for Radiant Skin* as well as the best oils for skin concerns and seasons

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