5 June 2009

Rosewater

The theme for this week's Unplugged Project at Unplug Your Kids is Petal.

We made rosewater, inspired by Lisa at 5 Orange Potatoes. All the instructions can be found at her post on Making Rosewater Method #2. We picked the rose petals from the rosebush outside our house, and used witch hazel extract to make the alcohol/water solution. We'll add more rose petals in a few days and then will need to wait two to three weeks for the results.





If you're interested in nature crafts and activities for children then 5 Orange Potatoes is the most fantastic resource. Lisa is an incredibly creative and talented mama and reading her blog I'm always inspired by her love of nature and the magical environment she's created for her two daughters.

Click here to see the play, crafts and learning ideas blog link-ups we share at.

11 comments:

  1. Sunny, I'm so glad to see you try this. I'm sure sunnyboy loved the feel of all those rosepetals! Thank you for the super kind words, really touched by this.

    Best wishes, Lisa :)

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  2. I just sufed in from UYK and had to say I love your blog and spirit. :) Nice to meet you!

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  3. Right - going to try this asap - well as soon as the rain has stopped watering the garden ! xxx

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  4. M girls would love making rose water. What a fun project.

    Thanks for sharing with Friday Showcase!!!

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  5. I just got through with a make your own beauty stuff and rosewater was called for in lots of the lotions and stuff. Thanks for linking!

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  6. Oooooo... great idea! Our roses are in full bloom now, so this is perfect. Thanks!

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  7. I bet it smells heavenly.

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  8. Oooh! This is right up my alley!!
    Thanks for the link to Orange Potatoes crafts/activities

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  9. Well, now, isn't that interesting! Now I'm going to have to figure out what people use rosewater for!

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  10. Bummer! I wish you had done this two weeks ago!! I was matron of honor in a wedding, and we had the most beautiful rose bouquets. I could have made rosewater, and then given it to the bride as a keepsake. Oh well!

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  11. Awesome!! I bookmark specific posts on your site that I want to use as reference and this is one.. Thank you!

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