How to Dry Roses at Home

Roses petals are a beautiful addition to natural crafts, DIY body care recipes, and household décor. Chances are you have roses in your yard just waiting to be picked. Learn how to dry rose petals in just minutes with no special supplies!


Drying roses at home is very simple!

1.Gather rose petals that have not been treated with herbicides, pesticides, or other chemicals.

2. Gently rinse the rose petals and drain them well.

3. Place the petals in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure there are no stems or bugs in your petals.

4. Bake the petals for 10 minutes at 200 degrees or until the petals are crisp and break easily (like potato chips). You do not want any residual water in the petals, if your are still flexible bake for 2 more minutes, remove, and recheck. For added scent, drop rose or lavender essential oils on dried petals.

5. Cool the petals completely and store in an airtight container.


  1. Use dried rose petals to make your plain Epsom salt and beautiful lift!

  2. Dried rose petals can also be used to make rose water.

  3. Sprinkle dried rose petals into a romantic bath.

  4. Combine dried rose petals with herbs, spices, and essential oils to create a fragrant potpourri mix.

  5. Small cotton or muslin bags can be filled with dried rose petals to make room refreshing sachets for closets and drawers. For an added boost, drop lavender essential oil on the petals.

  6. Sprinkle dried rose petals into envelopes or sprinkle over sheets of tissue paper for unforgettable gifts.

  7. Planning a wedding? Dried rose petals can also be scattered down the aisle or throw at the happy couple instead of rice as natural biodegradable confetti.

  8. You can cook with dried rose petals or make tea. (Make sure rose petals used in food preparation are free of any chemicals.)

  9. Use dried rose petals to naturally decorate cakes or cookies. (Make sure rose petals used in food preparation are free of any chemicals.)

  10. Make homemade paper using rose petals for an accent.

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