Victorian Oil Of Roses Recipe

Victorian Oil Of Roses Recipe

I tried out the 1841 Oil of Roses recipe. It’s a Victorian recipe for rose infused oil. You’ll only need two ingredients for this homemade rose oil: rose petals and oil.

pink fresh rose petals


  • 12 ounces fresh organic roses (barely opened)
  • 16 ounces olive oil
  • jar with lid

Victorian Perfume Oil Of Roses Tutorial

The recipe says to pound rose petals and oil together in a mortar. But I think it’s easier to pound the rose petals first, and add the oil later.

victorian rose infused oil recipe

Now you can either let the rose oil steep for some days in a warm place, or use the quicker heat method: Preheat the oven to 50°C/ 120°F, turn off the heat, then put the jar with the oil into the oven. Let it remain in the oven for about 3 hours.

victorian rose oil recipe

Then strain the oil through a sieve.

drying fresh pink rose petals

This Victorian oil of roses doesn’t smell of roses at all! I find it has a strange, musty smell. I liked the rose water, which I also made that day, better.

fresh and dried pink rose petals
Fresh and dried rose petals

Because I gathered more rose petals than I needed, I dried some of them.

rose infused oil recipe

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