Roses, however, can also have a practical use & dried rose petals in particular can be transformed into many wonderful things. They provide an intoxicating fragrance to potpourri and satin sachets, add colour to indoor decorations and create romantic confetti for weddings. For some unknown reason, I wanted to try making things with dried roses. Something about them seems so beautiful and luxurious. Plus, I love the way dried roses look. Here are things you can make with dried roses: Rose Water: Rose Water is easy to make and can be used as a facial toner, and to freshen sheets, or clothing. Rose Petal Ice Cubes: Rose petal ice cubes are made by filling ice cube trays 3/4 full with water, then freezing. Placing one fresh rose petal over the cube and pour an extra teaspoon of water on top. Potpourri: Rose petals are frequently featured in potpourri, and for good reason, they keep their colour and scent a long time. This Lavender-Rose potpourri looks wonderful. Rose Bath Tea: Roses are a great addition to bath tea. The create a lovely scent that is luxurious and relaxing. I like to combine them with chamomile to make Rose and Chamomile Bath Tea Bags. Rose and Clay Face Mask: Mix 2 teaspoons white clay with 1 teaspoon dried roses, ground or powdered. Add enough water to form a paste. Spread over the face, avoiding the eyes. Leave on for 15 minutes before removing with warm water and a wash cloth. Facial Steam: Roses add a pampered feeling to any facial steam. Sprinkle some in hot water before doing a facial steam, or mix with other herbs, such as in this Rose, Chamomile, and Lavender Facial Steam. Rose Sachets for Drawers: Fill muslin bags with dried roses and place in drawers to add a fresh scent. Use in Body Wash: I created a simple Rose and Lemon Body Wash, but roses could be combined with other scents to make everyday bathing a little more special. Rose Sleep pillow: Sleep pillows are often made with chamomile or lavender, but roses can be added to the mix too. They provide a nice floral fragrance. Use Roses to Flavour Kombucha: Dried roses are a great addition to kombucha. To flavour kombucha, rose petals should be added to the second ferment. Add 1 tablespoon of dried rose petals to about 3-4 cups of kombucha (after first ferment). Once the second ferment is complete, strain out the roses.