As promised, here is the rose elixir recipe. This is the simplest one I have. It is also the one I use the most. You can make it with fresh rose petals or dried.
Rose elixir is a great addition to your herbal medicinal arsenal; however, you may want it just for the exquisite tasty treat that it is. Without further ado, here is the recipe:
A pint jar (A canning jar or other jar that you have with a tight fitting lid)
Rose petals (If using fresh rose petals, pack them in the jar all the way to the top, don’t be stingy. If using dried rose petals, fill the jar to about half.)
A pint of brandy. (Fill the jar to about two thirds with the brandy, stirring to make sure all the air bubbles are out.)
Honey (About one third pint or to taste. Preferably local raw honey. Light colored honeys are usually the best as they don’t muffle the taste of the rose. Pour into the jar and stir.)
Seal the jar and give it a good shake. Put it in a cool dry place. Allow it to macerate for 4 to 6 weeks. Once you strain the liquid, save those honey and brandy infused rose petals to toss into a fruit salad, spread on toast, mix in with yogurt for another tasty treat. You could even use them to top a cake for decoration. Just don’t throw them out!
As for dosage, use the rose elixir daily, if you like, for a mood booster and cardiac tonic. One or two tablespoons, two or three times a day will do.
You can also use the rose elixir topically for burns or minor skin wounds. Do not use it on deep wounds.
I hope you enjoy your rose elixir!
Bright Blessings, as always.