Rosehip oil is harvested from seeds of rose bushes generally from Chile. Also, known as rosehip seed oil, it was used by the Mayans and the Native Americans.
Rosehip seeds contain powerful antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids. This is why it makes such effective carrier oil which absorbs easily and hydrates skin quickly.
The Rosehip oil comes from a specific type of rose, Rosa rubiginosa or Rosa moschata, the fruit, the hip, left behind after a rose has flowered and dropped its petals.
This oil is cold press extracted; the oil is separated from the seeds and hips. It contains vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B and Beta –carotene, a form of Vitamin A.
Facts about Rosehip Oil
- Stimulates your collagen production.
- Protects skin from UV rays and sun damage.
- Great anti-aging properties.
- Moisturizer for skin and hair.
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines that appear as you age.
- Fades skin hyperpigmentation.
- Boosts the immune system since it is very high in Vitamin C and it helps fight infections.
- Helps with Osteoarthritis. According to a research study done at the University of Maryland, rosehip tea reduces inflammation and helps those with pain and aching joints. It helps with hip flexion.
Due to the use of rosehip tea or oil, there is a reduction in morning stiffness and the study showed a decline in painkiller drug use.
There are several actresses and models that use Rosehip oil to help keep their skin clear and blemish free.
During wartime in Britain, they used to boil down rosehip seeds and turned it into syrup, to give to children to ensure their resistance to infections.
If you are seeking to avoid chemicals and Botox then rosehip oil may be your answer. Due to the amounts of Vitamin C and lycopene compounds, it has great skin rejuvenating properties.
This is a safer solution to repair the skin surface and restores elasticity.
How to Use Rosehip Oil
- Rosehip oil is classified as dry oil since it absorbs really quickly.
- You can apply it directly to the face by gentle massaging motions.
- Recommended to refrigerate rosehip oil because it is delicate and can go rancid quickly.
- It can nourish dry hair and dandruff. Use along with your conditioner.
- Keep nails healthy. Rub oil on brittle nails at night.
- Rosehip oil can be massaged into areas where you have stretch marks.
The vitamin E in rosehip oil has anti -inflammatory properties and is one of the top nutrients for gorgeous skin. It is effective on dark aging spots. I recommend to use this oil daily.
Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist, is a Natural Health Consultant helping individuals start health programs to improve their life, wellness and happiness. Cindy is a speaker, writer and entrepreneur of several businesses.