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Rose petals or rose hips?

twoboysformom
15 years ago

The rose bush at the edge of my property is blooming beautifully right now. I have taken some petals and put them into a jar with cider vinegar and yarrow as a sunburn soak. The recipe was in a mag I bought (I think Herb Quarterly).

My question is should I deadhead the rose bush or let it form the hips? Will I have more use for petals or hips?

I am new to herbalism and would like to keep the more beneficial form.

ALso, rose petals, should I put them into oil or water to keep for future use?

I appreciate any and all help you can provide.

Thanks,

Carrie

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