How to Make Rose Petal Body Oil

Rose Petal Body Oil infused with 6 varieties of organic rose petals.

Free Formula Below: Rose Petal Body Oil infused with 6 varieties of organic rose petals and saffron.

Rose Petal Body Oil

This Rose Petal Body Oil is healing, nourishing, smoothing, and soothing to the skin and hair. It is formulated with the tradition, wisdom, and science of Ayurveda with an infusion of 6 varieties of organic rose petals into organic plant oils. Use this body oil in your self nurturing ritual to nurture your body and infuse yourself with the beautiful aroma and properties of rose. Rose Petal Body Oil is uplifting, balancing, calming, smoothing, and soothing for the skin and body. Massaging this body oil helps to immediately feel nurtured and a sense of well being. It calms, reliefs tension and sore muscles while supporting the skin barrier.


Rose is the flower of love. Roses have been used by most civilizations since ancient times. The fragrant rose petals offer a soft, warm, sweet floral scent and are emotionally uplifting. Rose has a natural affinity with the heart. Providing harmony, nurturing, balance, calm, and soothes anxiety.

Rose Essential Oil and Rose Absolute

Rose essential oil or absolute is a nerve tonic, balancing, calms stress, an antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, antidepressant, nervous sedative, anti-inflammatory, and astringent. It’s good for hair growth, softening hair, acne, broken capillaries, inflamed skin, eczema, wrinkles, dry skin, dehydrated skin, sensitive skin, and most skin types. The chemical composition of rose essential oil is different than rose absolute. The extraction process of rose absolute allows larger molecules to also extract. The steam distillation process of rose otto produces only molecules that easily evaporate. To produce 1 gram of rose essential oil, approximately 500 grams of rose petals are distilled. This is why it is so expensive. One drop is very concentrated and healing. The scent of rose essential oil Rosa damascena compared to rose absolute Rosa damascena is different. Both smell divine like roses, sweet, warm, and intoxicating, but they are each unique and smell differently.

Rose Otto Essential Oil Rosa damascena
Rose otto essential oil is rose flowers from steam distillation.

1 ml = 20 drops = 62.00 = approx. $3 a drop
2 ml = 40 drops = $97 = approx. $2.45 a drop

Rose Absolute Rosa damascena or Rosa centifolia
Rose absolute is roses from solvent extraction.
2 ml $41.00 = 40 drops = approx. $1 a drop


Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world and used in cooking, medicinal purposes, perfumery, and skin and haircare. It is the flower stigmas (dried threads) of the Crocus sativus plant. Saffron has a delicate floral aroma. It is highly antioxidant.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil maintains elasticity of the skin. It is soothing, nourishing, moisturizing, and smooths and softens skin and hair. It’s great for Pitta and Kapha. If you don’t want the coconut scent, used refined coconut oil. It is a light oil and cooling,

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is deeply nourishing, conditioning, and moisturizing and softens skin and hair.  Sunflower oil is tridoshic, generally good for all doshas. It supports a healthy skin barrier and helps to stimulate the lymphatic system when used in massage.

Sesame Oil

Sesame oil is a healing oil and used since ancient times especially in Ayurveda. It is nourishing, moisturizing, and soothing to skin and hair. It draws out impurities and is good for arthritis, skin ailments. It is surprising how easily the skin absorbs this rich oil. It is warming, calming, and grounding. Sesame oil is great for Vata and Kapha for more warmth, for Pitta it can be balanced with other oils. Sesame oil has a nutty-like aroma that comes through in formulations. This aroma dulls the scent of essential oils. If using expensive rose essential oil, omit it or use it at a very low amount.

How to Make Rose Petal Body Oil

🌹Rose Petal Body Oil Formulation🌹

Phase A
150 grams (3/4 cup) organic refined coconut oil
150 grams (3/4 cup) organic sunflower oil
50 grams (4 tbsp) organic sesame oil* (if using rose essential oil or absolute, reduce to 1 tbsp or omit-see notes)

Phase B
4 grams (1/2 cup) dried organic rose petals
7 threads saffron (optional)

Phase C
2-3 drops rose essential oil (optional)


  1. Combine oils in heat safe container and gently warm on low heat until coconut oil is melted. Do not heat past barely warm.
  2. Add dried rose petals.
  3. Cover and allow rose petals to steep into oil for 3-4 weeks. *
  4. Strain rose petals out of oil.
  5. Add essential oils.

Formulating Notes
*Sesame oil is healing, nourishing, and an incredible beautiful oil for the skin, body, and hair. If you aren’t using essential oils increase the sesame oil to 50-100 grams and reduce that amount from the coconut and sunflower oil.

*Ways to Infuse Rose Petals
There are many ways to infuse rose petals into oil. For this oil, I like to do a gentle warming of the oil with the roses for 3 days. I gently warm the oil and roses to about 77F / 25C for about 30 minutes for 3 days. The 30 minutes includes the time at the start to warm up the oil. After 3 days, I strain it. I was taught this method by a 7th generational Maya Healer, Miss Beatrice, when I stayed at her home in a village in Belize.

How to Use

This nourishing, soothing, and smoothing rose petal body body oil can be applied daily. Massage the entire body lovingly in circular motions. Allow the body oil to soak into your skin. It is excellent to apply after a bath or shower and onto moist skin. This body oil can also be used as a scalp oil, massage oil, and for Abhyanga. Your feet will be slippery, use a warm wash cloth to remove some oil or place socks on your feet.



Ayurveda is a 5000 year old science of life from India. An understanding of who you are and maintaining and enhancing personal health, harmony, and balance based on our own uniqueness. It is a deep understanding of the mind, body, senses, and soul, and our connection and oneness with the universe.

Tridoshic Oil

A tridoshic oil is balanced for all doshas, vata, pitta, and kapha. This Rose Petals Body Oil is a tridoshic blend of three plant oils.


Abhyanga is a massage practiced in Ayurveda for thousands of years. The body is massaged from head to toes for wellness, nourishment, and health. Abhyanga is excellent to do as a self-massage.

Benefits of Abhyanga

  • Nourishes the body from head to toes
  • Stimulates the scalp for hair growth, and soft and silky hair
  • Softens and smooths skin and wrinkles
  • Calms nerves
  • Better sleep
  • Increases circulation
  • Increases stamina
  • Moves the lymph system
  • Feeling of wellness

How to Do Abhyanga

  1. Create a self-care ritual and do the massage before your shower or bath.
  2. Allow at least 15 minutes to nourishingly massage your body from your crown to your soles sending love to your entire body. Stand or sit and place a towel under your feet.
  3. Warm about 3-4 tbsp of oil.
  4. Apply some oil to your scalp and slowly massage in circular motion taking time to relish in this loving touch.
  5. Apply some oil to your face and slowly massage in circular motion touching your beautiful skin, forehead, temples, cheeks, lips, ears, and neck.
  6. Apply some oil to your arms and legs and massage with long strokes towards your heart, taking time massaging in circular motion your elbows and knees.
  7. Apply some oil to your back, wherever you can reach, or have someone massage the oil on your back.
  8. Apply some oil to your abdomen and chest and massage in gentle clockwise circular motion moving up the right side, then across and down your left side.
  9. Apply some oil to your feet and massage your feet, your soles and toes.
  10. Notice how your body feels. Just be for a few minutes and allow the oil to soak into your skin.
  11. Take a warm shower or bath and use a gentle wash and gently wash your body. Pat your body dry with a towel.
  12. Abhyanga can be done 1-5 times a week.

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