Rosehip Oil for Health and Beauty
After a rose sheds its petals, it’s left with a tiny “fruit” called the hip of the rose, from which Rosehip oil is extracted, and how the name rosehip originated. Next time you see a rose no longer in bloom, remember that the most healing part of the rose is still there in the hip. In contrast to the commonly known fragrance of the rose, rosehip oil gives off a woodsy scent reminiscent of timber in a forest.
What Healing Components Does Rosehip Oil Contain?
Rosehip essential oils are packed with vitamins. It’s abundant in Vitamin C, but rosehip oil also has vitamin A and vitamin E. It contains linolenic and linoleic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid and palmitic acid. Finally, rosehip oil contains flavonoids, carotenoids, and trans-retinoic acid, all of which contain therapeutic properties. Each of these components offers an impressive array of health benefits.
Benefits of Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil is beneficial to the lips, skin, nails and hair in multitude ways
Diminish Aging Symptoms
Rosehip oils are used in thousands of cosmeceutical products because of their ability to reduce appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as to soften the effects of freckles and hyperpigmentation
Moisturizes Scalp and Eliminates Dandruff
As a scalp treatment for dandruff, rosehip oil truly shines. It leaves hair soft and healthy, nourishes the hair follicles, and inhibits flaking and itching of the scalp. Make a rosehip oil hair rinse by filling a plastic bottle with distilled water and several drops of oil. Shampoo with natural argan oil shampoo, rinse out the soap and follow with a rinse of the rosehip water. Shake well before each use.
Increases Healing of Wounds
Scrapes and scratches respond quickly and favorably when rosehip oil is applied. Make a poultice with a lint-free cloth dabbed with olive carrier oil and several drops of rosehip oil.
Reduce Pain and Inflammation from Sunburn
Rosehip oil is effective on skin tender from overexposure to the sun. For soothing relief, add a few drops of rosehip oil to a palmful of aloe vera gel.
Incorporate Rosehip Oil into Your Daily Life
Since rosehip is primarily beneficial for the skin, here are easy ways to incorporate rosehip oil into your daily life.
Cuticle and Nail Conditioner
Trickle a few drops of rosehip oil into a small dish with jojoba or another carrier oil. Dip a cotton ball into the oil and apply to your fingernail cuticles. Massage into the cuticle and over the nail. Repeat weekly for maximum benefit.
Mix 3 parts olive oil with 2 teaspoons of rosehip oil into a plastic bottle. Massage into the hair and scalp before bedtime, then wrap hair in a towel. In the morning, shampoo as usual. Your scalp will be relieved of dryness, itchiness and flakiness. Weekly applications are advised.
Add a few drops of rosehip oil to your favorite non-perfumed skin lotion, and apply to treat rashes, eczema, chapped lips and dry skin.
Rosehip oil is popular as a natural way to treat dark circles, fine wrinkles, and minimize scars. Many celebrities are enthusiastic about traveling with rosehip oil wherever they go.
For best results, use rosehip oil with other natural oils like argan or jojoba. Give your skin, lips, nails and hair the best natural beauty treatment available.