Carrier Oil: Rose Hip
- Botanical Name: Rosa canina
- Family: Rosaceae
- Extraction Method: Cold-pressing from the seeds or hips
- Plant Part: Seeds or hips
- Origin: Native to Europe, Asia, and Africa
Appearance and Aroma:
- Color: Orange to reddish-orange
- Consistency: Medium viscosity
- Aroma: Earthy, floral, and slightly fruity
Properties and Characteristics:
- Texture: Rose hip oil has a medium-weight texture that absorbs well into the skin.
- Nutritional Profile: It is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants.
- Shelf Life: Rose hip oil has a relatively long shelf life of about 1 to 2 years when stored properly in a cool, dark place.
Uses and Benefits:
- Skin Care: Rose hip oil is known for its moisturizing, regenerating, and skin-repairing properties. It helps improve skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles, and promote a radiant complexion. It can be used in facial oils, serums, and creams.
- Stretch Marks and Scars: Rose hip oil is often used to help fade stretch marks and reduce the appearance of scars.
- Hair Care: Rose hip oil can help nourish and condition the hair, adding shine and improving manageability. It can be used in hair oils, serums, and masks.
- Rose hip oil is generally safe for topical use. However, individuals with rose or fruit allergies should exercise caution and perform a patch test before using rose hip oil.
Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a healthcare professional or certified aromatherapist for personalized advice and guidance.