Carrier Oil - Rosehip Seed Oil

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Rosehip seed oil happens to be my all time favorite carrier oil! First off I love the smell and second because it has amazing healing abilities. I use it in a blend I make for scars and used it when I had surgery performed on my thumb. It was very gentle and healed up the site unbelievably fast. It’s also very lovely in facial oils as it’s known to have anti-aging properties in smoothing out fine lines by penetrating deep into the skin. Historically rosehip seed oil was administered to children in wartime Britain as syrup to lower infection rates. It was also consumed to provide relief from diarrhea, stomach and PMS cramps, nausea and indigestion.

Name of Oil: Rosehip Seed Oil
Latin Name: Rosa rubiginosa / Rosa moschata
Areas of Origin: Chile, South Africa
Parts Used: Rose hips and seeds
Scent: Rich, heavy, warm and earthy (The one I purchase has a slight chocolate note to it)
Color: Amber with an orange hue
Benefits: It contains Vitamin E, C, D and B-carotene; rich in essential fatty acids and oleic, palmitic, linoleic, and gamma linolenic acid. 
Shelf Life: 6-12 Months; keep refrigerated
Safety: None. Not recommended for use on acne or very oily skin

Extra Tidbits:

  • Excellent for dry or mature skin – massage into skin daily for skin softening and moisturizing benefits
  • Great for reducing the appearance of newer scars and healing up surgery sites or cuts/abrasions. Add 5 drops of rosemary essential oil to 1 tablespoon of rosehip seed oil; mix well together and store in a clean, glass container. Dip a clean, dry finger into the oil mixture and gently massage into the skin; do not double dip into the container.

Until next time, discover the power of exploring new carrier oils.

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