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Happy Skin Spotlight on: Rosehip Oil

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.

There are two kinds of oil from rose. One is rose oil made from the petals of rose flower and the other one is rosehip oil made from the fruit itself.

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