Rose Hip Oil

Essential Oil for Skin Care

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Yes, you can make your own Rose Hip Oil! Rose Hip seed oil, has so many good properties, it is sometimes referred to as “Mother Nature’s Anti-Aging Miracle Oil”.

Rose hips are the ripened fruit of rose flowers. Wild roses and Rugosa roses are the best ones for making rose hip oil. The oil is made from diffusing the hips and seeds into a carrier oil.

 Rose hips contain essential fatty acids, and antioxidants that are so good for your skin! Rose hip oil helps to stimulate collagen production, (something that is greatly reduced as we age), and a major factor in why we get wrinkles! So by producing more of this, along with softening the skin, (mature skin becomes drier), it fights to combat those wrinkles, as well as scars, brown spots and other skin imperfections.

Benefits of Rose Hip Oil

Rose hip oil benefits include being high in retinoic acid and vitamin A, C, D, and E. Retinoic acid greatly improves your complexion, and improves pigmentation of the skin.  It initiates the regeneration of skin cells, which produce more collagen and elastin, making the skin suppler, firmer and smoother.

There is also a positive effect on stretch marks and scars, by rose hip seed oil. Regular use of this essential oil will improve the elasticity of the skin, and encourage fading, and reducing of stretch marks.  It has been reported that scars can be lessened by the use of rose hip oil. After the initial healing, it can be applied, and will begin to regenerate the skin. It also works on scars left by acne. Applied every day, it can cause spots to fade, wrinkles to lesson, or disappear, and leave you with softer, younger looking skin.

If you spend your days out in the sun (gardening) as I do, it can have a negative effect on our skin, particularly your face. In my younger days, I didn’t give a thought to having that sun in my face, (I actually used to worship it), and never gave a thought to how it could affect my skin 20 years later. Now I find myself grabbing a sun hat before my gardening begins, and like you, looking for ways to turn back the clock....      Skin oils, and natural oils that I can make myself, and I know are beneficial are worthwhile to me.

If you would like to make your own rose hip oil, harvest your rose hips after they have ripened in the fall. Only use hips from rose plants that were organically grown. Meaning that chemical sprays and/or pesticides were not used on them.  If you do not grow your own, you can purchase some organically grown ones from Mountain Rose Herbs for a Great price!

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Choose your carrier oil. There are many different ones that are commonly used in cosmetic products, including; grape seed oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, apricot oil, and safflower oil.  These oils are all easily absorbed by the body, and the best for making your rose hip oil.

You can get all the benefits of rose hip oil, without the undesirable effects sometimes associated with some professional skin care products that claim to give the same results.  You can use it in your skin care recipes, or apply it directly to the skin.

How to Make Rose Hip Oil

1 cup rose hips

2 cups carrier oil of your choice

  • Harvest ripe hips (or) purchase them here
  • Rinse hips and remove both ends. Chop into smaller pieces
  • Put chopped hips and carrier oil in a slow cooker (crock pot) and simmer for 6-8 hrs. Stir occasionally. Hips should become very soft.
  • Strain mixture with cheesecloth or a jelly strainer.
  • Pour your rose hip oil into dark colored jars. Store in a cool place away for sunlight. Be sure to use bottles that have a tight fitting lid or cork top.  You can purchase such bottles HERE.

I make mine in small batches that get used within a few months. I suggest you do the same, because if this oil is kept for longer than say 6 months, it should be discarded.

Of course, you can always purchase some ready made oil with organically grown rose hips!

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