Fat, juicy, radiant rosehips. I love how they start their botanical journey as beautifully pink wild roses, delicately dancing in the sunshine. I love how they transform into bright robust jewels, clinging like rubies to frosty branches.
Rosehips tell me a warm story of summer sunshine and of enduring strength, as they courageously survive well into the winter months. They’re not just aesthetically pleasing – these beautiful fruits yield a rich and nourishing, beautifully orange oil. This wild berry-like fruit is grown for oil production predominantly in the mountains of Chile, South America and their harvests account for 85% of the world’s supply. Introduced by the Spanish, rosehips flourish in the cold rainy climate of the Andes mountains.
The demand for this precious oil is continually rising and we don’t have to look far to see why. Rosehip seed oil is widely sought after for it’s ability to repair damaged skin. Successfully applied to post-surgery scarring, burns and other skin complaints it is an exquisite, valuable oil with a reputation for excellence. A high content of fatty acids ensures that the skin remains well hydrated, helping to stall premature aging and delaying the onset of wrinkles and diminishing lines. Rosehip is protecting, repairing and restorative and will also combat the damage of sun exposure.
Unlike some oils, rosehip is a wonderfully light oil to use and leaves the skin feeling beautifully smooth and soft. Easily absorbed, it does not clog the pores or exacerbate any oiliness, outbreaks or skin problems. You will really feel and notice the difference. Rosehip can be used on all skin types, so if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out. Use it alone, or make up your own blend for added benefits -you might like to try some of my recipes below. My favourite blends always include lemon or rose otto oil – but remember, plain and unscented rosehip is absolutely fine too.
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but I beg to differ.
Active acne and outbreaks: 5ml organic rosehip seed oil, 1 drop organic lemon essential oil, 1 drop organic tea tree essential oil. Mix well and apply twice a day. Check for skin sensitivity by doing a patch test first.
Let me know how you get on! 🙂