There are MANY things I love about my couples (they are smart, creative, brave ass trail blazers doing love and life their way) but the one thing I REALLY love about my destination wedding couples is that I normally get to keep their pretty wedding day blooms! (because flying with flowers aint fun) It is definitely in the top 10 list of the perks of the job.

That’s why when Yolanda and Stanley went home after their amazing elopement to South Africa and I was left with a big old bucket of stunning pink roses I thought I would put my DIY pants on and practice what I preach (‘how to make your wedding day less wasteful’)  (plus it was just fun as heck)

Needless to say 1 bucket of left over wedding roses, some Google time and a morning of pure petal chaos at the Kooiker residence later and this was born..

Runaway Romance | Rose Petal Body Oil

My pretty little bottle of rose petal sweet oil. Perfect for dry winter bodies and baths.
If you want to play this is what you will need:

  • 2-3 roses worth of petals
  • 1 cup sweet oil (I used 300ml because that’s the size of the bottles the oil came in)
  • Wooden spoon
  • Sieve
  • Ribbon & a floral pin
  • Normal bic pen
  • 1 Big ‘brewing’ jar
  • 2 small pretty Jar’s or Bottle’s
  • 1 week of patience

Follow these 5 easy steps:

1 – Place your petals in a clean dry jar and crush them gently with the wooden spoon.

Runaway Romance | Rose Petal Body Oil


2 – Pour the oil over your crushed petals (go read the tip below about covering them all in oil)


3 – Let the mixture sit for a week.

4 – After one week of wonderful natural processes strain the petals from the oil using your sieve.

5 – Pour into your pretty little bottles and label.



  • Make sure your rose petals are fully covered by your oil. I found that the petals slightly out of the oil (because of course I added more petals than Google told me to) browned and weren’t so great.
  • The original ‘recipe’ says to use almond oil but because that cost the same as a dinner for two I swapped it out for sweet oil. This is your call though.
  • Use a normal pen for your label. Permanent markers run on ribbon.
  • If you don’t have floral pins just glue your ribbon down or tie it. I just wanted this one to lay flat so didn’t want a bow ( I’m particular like that)


Runaway Romance | Rose Petal Body Oil

So how did you find it? I’m a little biased as I love oils but I would love to hear what you thought?

Did you love it or hate it? I want to know either way, so please leave a comment down below.

Much love


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