Living in the Canadian mountains, it didn’t take me long to start noticing how many useful plants grew in the area. We began harvesting elderflowers and elderberries, wild thimbleberries, and wild edible weeds and soon noticed the wild roses.
Luckily there are many wonderful uses for wild roses (Joybilee Farm shows you how to use wild roses for food & medicine). Rose petals are excellent for homemade body care products, or even for jelly and wine! There are also many food recipes using rose petals, rose syrup and more.
DIY Wild Rose Recipes
Wild Rose Flower Petal Jam From Feasting at Home
Peppermint Rose Flower Lip Balm From the Nerdy Farm Wife
Wild Rose Flower Hand Cream From Lovely Greens
Wild Rose Flower Lotion Bars From Grow Forage Cook Ferment
Wild Rose Flower Sangria From Feasting at Home
Wild Rose Flower Flavored Ice Cream From eCurry
Wild Rose Flower Soap Recipe From the Lovely Greens & the Nerdy Farm Wife
Wild Rose Flower Jelly from Little House Big Alaska
Wild Rose Flower Face & Body Cream from the Nerdy Farm Wife
Wild Rose Flower Petal Wine from Lovely Greens
Wild Rose Flower Water From the Herbal Academy
Wild Rose Flower Petal Jam from Feasting at Home
Wild Rose Flower Petal Salve From the Nerdy Farm Wife
Wild Rose Flower Syrup from the view from great island
Wild Rose Flower Pudding From My Diverse Kitchen
I hope you enjoyed this round-up of wild rose recipes!
I’m curious to know what rose petal wine and syrup tastes like. Is it too flowery? Have you tried it? So far we’ve only made rose water for the bath but it smelled wonderful. Our girls especially liked collecting the wild rose petals, although you have to be careful of the prickly stems. It’s great that you can harvest the petals but still get the rose hips too. Because they would naturally fall off to the ground there’s no wasting the roses by harvesting the petals. We do leave quite a lot on each wild rose plant that we find for the wild pollinators.
Do you have any favorite rose recipes that I’m missing?