The Beauty Benefits of Rosehip Oil

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I’m sure most of you ladies have heard about the beauty wonders Rosehip oil brings. I am posting it again here anyways, in case you need some reminders. Rose hips are the seed pod left after the rose petals fall off. Rose hips are high in vitamin C and edible, but most people use rose hips to make rose hip oil. It has long been celebrated for their natural ingredients that brighten and rejuvenate the skin. There are a lot of skin care products containing rosehip oil as one of its ingredients. But do you know that you can actually make your own rosehip oil? Oh yes you can! Scroll down further as I am including the howto prepare a rosehip oil from scratch.

rosehip oil benefits

Before the making of the rosehip oil, here are the most known benefits of rosehip oil to which supermodel and supermom Miranda Kerr is also a huge fan.

 

  1. Helps blemishes fade and minimizes pores.
  2. It’s a dry oil that can even help balance oily skin to prevent breakouts.
  3. Helps to reverse sun spots and other damage from too much time in the sun.
  4. Excellent natural moisturizer and dry skin remedy.
  5. Helps improve and prevent the development of wrinkles and fine lines
  6. Can help reduce the signs of stretch marks and even prevent new ones from forming.
  7. Improves and reduces the appearance of scars.

And here’s how to make your own rosehip oil.

1 cup dried rose hips

  • 1 cup dried rose hips
  • 2 cups almond oil  (You can use vegetable oil in place of almond oil)
  • Small slow cooker
  • Long handled wooden spoon
  • Cheese cloth
  • Measuring glass with pouring spout
Procedure:
  1. Remove any dirt and stems.  No need to wash the rose hips, simply pick away any foreign matter. If you have your own garden you can collect rose hips from  there or purchase them in specialty shops. For this recipe you can use fresh or dried rose hips.
  2. Turn your small slow cooker on and place on a low heat setting. Placing your slow cooker on high could burn the rose hips, leaving you with a mess and a product that is not usable.
  3. Place your rose hips into your slow cooker and pour in your 2 cups of almond oil. Mix well with your long handled wooden spoon. You can find almond oil in most health food stores. If for some reason you cannot find almond oil, you can use vegetable or olive oil in its place.
  4. Place the lid back on the slow cooker and cook for eight hours. Stir with your wooden spoon once every hour for the first five hours, then once every 30 minutes from there on out. You can squish the rose hips with your wooden spoon to help break them apart.
  5. Turn the heat off the slow cooker and place your measuring glass in the sink. Placing the glass in the sink will make for easy clean up if there is a spill.
  6. Fold your cheesecloth in half and lay over the top of the measuring cup. Cheese cloth can be purchased at most grocery stores as well as health food stores and craft stores. If you cannot find cheese cloth, try using gauze.
  7. Pour the mixture over the cheese cloth and into the measuring cup. The cheesecloth will help to strain any bits of solid material so all that you are left with is the oil. Remember the oil will be quite hot–take care not to burn yourself.
Source: http://www.ehow.com/how_5762123_made-rosehip-oil.html

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