Rosehips are the fruit of a rosebush. When roses die and are left on the bush, they leave behind bright reddish-orange, spherical fruit. The tiny edible fruits are thought to pack a powerful medicinal punch.
How to use it.
Rosehip oil is most often used topically or in aromatherapy. Unlike other essential oils, rosehip oil may be applied directly to the skin without using a carrier oil. Vitamin E may be added as a natural preservative.
It should be stored in a dark glass bottle to prevent light exposure. Most brands need refrigeration to prevent spoilage.
There are no established dosage recommendations for rosehip oil. A general guideline is to apply it twice daily to your face as a moisturizer. You can also apply it directly to dry areas of your skin, scars, and stretch marks. Consult your doctor or a natural health practitioner for dosage advice to treat wounds or skin conditions such as eczema.
For aromatherapy, you may:
~inhale rosehip oil directly
~use it as a massage oil
~add a few drops to your bath
~add it to a diffuser
~apply it to your pulse points
Rosehip oil may also be used as carrier oil for other essential oils. Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils that can’t be applied directly to the skin.
Will it show up in future Simply Good Soap products?
I've been using the oil for several months now, mixing it with my Pretty All Day Moisturizer at night particularly under the eyes. I'm really liking the results and it feels really nice on the skin.
It took me about a year before I was satisfied with both the Pretty Facial Soap and the moisturizer, so for now the jury is still out. That doesn't stop you from doing a little research and trying it out for yourself!