People usually celebrate Roseday, exchange flowers, bouquets & gifts. And throw them in Dustbin.
You can always Celebrate what you want in a sustainable way, like-
Buy Flowers but not the plastic packaging around it. I usually buy single Rose, it shows my love for the person as well as Mother Earth so it’s a win win situation. 🙂
You can decompose the flowers, it’s always good to put the flowers in your compost bin but, don’t forget to remove them from the plastic packing, they can’t be decomposed at all.😔
Buy fewer flowers, hyper-consumerism costs our planet.
Grow your own flowers, Support local sellers and seasonal flowers.
For Reusing Flowers– Keep them in a dry place and after two weeks you will have dry flowers with their natural fragrance intact. Transfer in a glass jar for later uses.
For Face/Bodywash -You can Grind Dry Flower petals, in a mixer and add in your Face wash or Body wash powder.
For Natural Roomfreshner–
You’ll Need- Dry flowers
Essential oil of your choice &
Cotton or breathable cloth bag.
Let’s have a look at few simple steps to make this- Take a bowl
Add flowers and essential oil, now mix them well
Put them in a small cotton bag, now add some camphor to it.
Now just tie the bag & hang it in a corner of your room or place it on study table.
You can always refresh the bag by adding camphor, when it evaporates completely and when fragrance is mild or starts fading, don’t add too much of camphor, add just a few, else it will overpower the natural fragrance of flowers.
These flowers will come along for a long time, Just enjoy the fragrance of a natural roomfreshner 😊
Note as Mother: Avoid keeping this or any thing with strong smell near babies or newborns, & in their room.
Hope you like these simple ways of reusing Flowers/Roses and don’t just throw them away in the Bin. 🙂
This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva andNoor Anand Chawla.
28 thoughts on “What do you do with the Flowers From Bouquets”
Very sweet and sustainable ideas for reusing flowers.
Thank You 🙂
Oh these are such handy ideas. I generally toss them in the compost but why not use them in a creative way first, right?
Oh yes, trying this trick soon!
Such an informative post. I loved the idea of creating products from flowers and using them for our daily usage. Great concept for sure.
Interesting ways to recycle flowers. I have almost stopped buying flowers because they wither in a couple of days due to bad quality. I also feel they are pricey and something else can be given that can be used/enjoyed for a longer time. If I do give flowers, it comes with the plant so that it is not a one time use but continues to yield blossoms for a long time to come.
There’s a startup dedicated to do so. – Phool. These homemade upcycling techniques are awesome.
I loved flowers but now neither I accept them, nor do I buy them because they will dry away. But your post is very helpful and calculated.
I loved the ideas. I would like to give it a try. I have many dry flowers presently.
Oh yes, I love roses and often buy and make sure to reuse the petals as room-fresheners. Very nice and useful post.
What an informative article, especially since we see flowers scattered around after any occasion, be it religious celebrations or weddings or Valentines. Hope this will get some good out of the strewn flowers.
Wow, this is a very useful post. I never thought of using flowers in that way. Great tips.
Finally I know what to do with those dry flowers in bouquets. It hurt to throw them away. Thanks for this post.
Expressing love is the way to building your relationship but besides this we all should remember not to harm our mother earth. You have given wonderful ideas to reuse rose flower. I love to make it as a facepack.
I loved all these ideas- my personal favourite is pressing flowers in books and then using them to scrapbook. My Valentine just gave me a rose so did that with it.
I love the idea of using them to make a face pack and the easy way to make a room freshener. Mom uses them to decorate her Mandir at home.
Absolutely let’s not just show love to our people but to our mother earth too. These are some wonderful tips and must be followed my people.
Never thought we could use flowers in so many different ways except as compost. Thank you for this.
Thank you for this post.I always felt i do not want to buy fresh flowers because after they dry up, i do not like to see them that way.But now, i know what to do after they dry.Also we can crush and plant it too.
How glad am I reading this post, I also had shared a video hack on reuse of petals. Nice one.
Wow these are great ways to reuse flowers. Therrre is especially lot of wastage post marriages, Valentines day. Hope people take few suggestions from here and make use of it.
So many uses for dry flowers! Very informative post. We usually don’t buy or use fresh flowers in bulk because even we feel it is a waste as it goes in the bin but now even if bring flowers I will use it as suggested in your post.
What a lovely thought. We usually throw the flowers into the bin once they wilt. I will try making the room freshener next time.
The room freshener idea is such an amazing one!
I’ve always been saddened by the prospect of wasting perfectly beautiful flowers and I’m grateful for your ideas on reusing them instead of simply discarding those pretty things.
Loved tbe back about making natural room freshener with dried flowers. I love diffusing essential oils at night. Will add few dried petals to the oil next time.
This is an amazing way to refresh room. And yes, may be not near babies but in the room where the baby is. Fresh room is always best for baby.
Thanks for this quick tip
Loved your post, Pooja. Cut flowers are often discarded in the garbage. Loved the idea of using them as room fresheners. I generally use them in face masks.