Rose Petal Honey sweety
|Some of the lovely girls from my very own garden
Make sure you don't use any roses that have been sprayed. I know, you don't want those pesky bugs eating them but share a bit and you get the rest. I don't even apply the bug killer to the soil that lasts for a few months. I used to and did have good success with my roses. But for this time when I use the roses in my honey and products, I will hold off. You can thank me now.
Okay, it's really easy to make this honey:
- Pick a bunch of Rose Petals. Wild rose, domesticated, rugosa… any fragrant rose will do.
- Fill any size jar with the petals. Make it a light pack. Not too few, but not in really tight either.
- Pour honey into the jar until it is full.
- Cap the jar.
- Turn the jar over every time you pass by it for a few days.
- After a few days, open up and taste! It will get better with time, but it is certainly ready after just a few days to a week.
This article from our 2011 herbal archives.