How to Use Rosehip Seed Oil to Nourish Your Skin
By Caryn Gehlmann
e3 stocks a variety of carrier oils for our customers and are we ever excited to add Organic Rosehip seed oil to our lineup! This oil is a complexion-boosting superstar, especially during the dry winter months.
Where does this miracle oil come from? Our Organic Rosehip Seed Oil is cold-pressed from the tiny seeds of a South American, wild rose plant and has been used for centuries by the Andean Indians.
Rosehip Seed Oil is a rich, emollient oil that penetrates well into the skin; its regenerative properties have been attributed to its essential fatty acid content (linoleic and linolenic acids) and the presence of retinoic acid (a vitamin A derivative), which supports collagen production and cellular regeneration. Studies have also shown rosehips to be a source of lycopene, an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from skin-damaging free radicals.
Rosehip oil is wonderful for dull or aging skins as it…
- Softens fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps repair sun damage
- Reduces scarring
- Improves elasticity
It also protects the skin from environmental damage and is helpful to those dealing with…
- Dry skin
- Radiation burns
- Stretch marks
How to Use Organic Rosehip Oil to Help Your Skin Look Radiant and Feel Silky Soft
You can use Rosehip oil straight from the bottle as it’s easily absorbed by your skin but doesn’t feel greasy. You can also add (10% or more) to other products such as moisturizers, massage oils, or facial oils.
Here are three ways to integrate Rosehip Seed Oil into your skin routine:
How to Make Rosehip Seed Lip Balm
Pour rosehip seed oil into a roll-on bottle and you can apply it directly to dry, chapped lips. It’s a beautiful red tint so it adds a little color to your lips! Just take care if you apply it at night, as it may stain your pillowcase.
How to Make Rosehip Seed Oil Anti-Aging Serum
Lightly massage several drops onto your face once or twice per day to promote healthy skin.
How to Make Rosehip Seed Oil Scar Treatment
After cleaning your skin, massage a few drops onto acne scars or damaged areas. First, rub along the scar line, and then zig-zag back and forth to break up the scar tissue. Don’t use until stitches or staples are removed. (If you’ve had radiation, please read Essential Oils For Radiation Therapy for safety protocols when using essential oils.)
If you’re looking for additional all-natural skin care recommendations, we highly recommend Joni Keim’s book, Natural Skin Care: Alternative and Traditional Techniques, which is available in e3’s online store. If you’re interested in creating your own essential oil skincare blend, be sure and download e3’s free guide, The Art & Science of Blending Essential Oils.