What are Rosehips
Simply put Rosehips are the fruit of a rosebush.
When roses die and are left on the bush, they leave behind spherical fruit. It ranges in color from orange to purplish-black and usually develops in the latter part of the growing season, around late summer to autumn. The tiny edible fruits are thought to be full of natural medicinal properties to treat a variety of health problems, and are great for the skin!
How is rosehip oil extracted and Made?
To produce cold-pressed Rosehip Carrier Oil, the Rosehips that have been freshly pruned from the Rose bushes have any remaining blooms, leaves, and stems removed. They are washed then dried, usually by being placed in a heated room. The Rosehips are cooked in a pot with water until the seeds float to the water’s surface. In a sieving process, seeds are removed from the resultant mash, which is commonly used to make jam or syrup. Seeds are then dried.
To ensure that they retain their potent antioxidants and essential fatty acids, the seeds are cold-pressed. If heat is applied in the process, it is in a low temperature range that is controlled to a maximum of 30 ᵒC (90 ᵒF) to prevent the loss of essential compounds caused by high temperatures.
Making Rosehip Oil at home?
You can easily make this expensive oil at home using rose hips that you've gathered from a rose plant or purchased locally. Warm the rose hips with oil in a slow cooker until the oil is infused. Or for a no-heat version, dry the rose hips and mix them with the oil. Let the oil and rose hips soak for several weeks before you strain the oil. Always keep your rose hip oil in a dark jar in the refrigerator to extend its shelf life.
What Is Rose Hip Used For?
Rosehip oil contains vitamin A and vitamin C, and vitamin F. It also contains essential fatty acids such as:
Rosehip for Natural Remedies
Rosehip may even strengthen the immune system, promote circulation, reduce inflammation, and even prevent heart disease.
Urinary tract infections
Rosehip Oil Benefits for the Skin
Rosehip to Reverse Skin Aging Because it is high in free-radical fighting antioxidants, rosehip oil can be used to reverse skin aging. Most people use rosehip oil on their face because it penetrates deep into the skin for protection. Rich with Vitamin C- Rosehips are believed to have more vitamin C than an orange or lemon. which may help reduce ultraviolet light damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C also supports collagen production, which helps reduce wrinkling. Finally, vitamin C may increase wound healing and help prevent dry skin. Rosehip oil is also a natural source of vitamin E, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that calms and hydrates sensitive and dry skin, including sun-damaged skin. Vitamin E is also one of the top nutrients for gorgeous skin. Contains Vitamin A- which may help decrease the appearance of stretch marks. Vitamin A also helps
reducing and reversing sun damage
treating mild to moderate acne