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Homemade Rose Hip Seed Oil (infused in Jojoba Carrier Oil)

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Posted 04-20-2009 at 12:23 PM by *Muffin*

[B]Benefits [/B](Information taken from [URL]http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/oilprofile/rosehip.php[/URL])

Rosehip seed oil contains Vitamin A, which helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration, and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase. This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity. Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which further promotes healthy skin. In particular, it is rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, which are important skin nutrients. Rosehip seed oil has been used successfully to treat the following skin problems:[LIST][*]Stretch marks[*]UV damage from overexposure to the sun[*]Scars from surgery, burns, and acne[*]Eczema[*]Psoriasis[*]Wrinkles and premature skin aging[*]Hyper-pigmentation[*]Dermatitis[*]Burns, including those from radiation and sunburns[*]Age spots[*]Brittle nails[*]Dry and damaged hair[/LIST][B]Directions for Use[/B]
Rosehip seed oil is considered a “dry” oil, meaning that it soaks into the skin easily, and does not leave a greasy residue. It is a wonderful hydrator, and penetrates dry or damaged skin immediately. This oil may be used straight from the bottle as a moisturizer, or can be incorporated into a cream, lotion, facial oil, or massage oil. Because it is so gentle, rosehip seed oil may be used undiluted on the skin, even on sensitive skin. Rosehip seed oil is a safe, inexpensive, effective, and non-invasive product for preventing and healing damaged skin.

I made my own rose hip seed oil using jojoba oil* as a carrier oil. Here's what I used to make it:

1 medium sized glass mason jar
2 bags of rose hip seed tea
Jojoba oil
Slow cooker

I opened up the two tea bags of rose hips and emptied them into the bottom of a clean, dry mason jar. Then I poured the jojoba oil over it, filling it to the brim. Then I closed the lid. I filled my slow cooker about half way full of water, turned it on, and then put in the mason jar (my slow cooker has no heat settings, but I've heard it's best to let the oil and herbs infuse on low-medium. Don't let the oil get above 140 degrees because this may cook the herbs). I let it infuse for about 7-71/2 hours while I slept. The result was an amber colored oil (slightly darker than the color of the jojoba oil) that smelled mildly of rose hips (which has a calming, pleasant scent, but not really rose-like).

*Info on [B]Jojoba Oil [/B](taken from [I]Natural Ingredients Dictionary [/I]Aubrey Hampton)- Waxy oil extracted from the bean, which helps the jojoba desert plant retain water during the long summer drought. When used in cosmetic preparations, it not only acts as a humectant, but actually creates a protective film over the skin and hair shaft that helps seal in moisture. The oil is highly stable and very effective on dry skin, damaged hair and split ends.
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    Vinillablue's Avatar
    GREAT POST!!!!!,....just made some and it really works!!!!!thanks a bunch!!!
    Posted 04-20-2009 at 12:34 PM by Vinillablue Vinillablue is offline
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    You're welcome! Glad you liked the oil :).
    Posted 04-20-2009 at 12:38 PM by *Muffin* *Muffin* is offline
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    Serenity_Peace's Avatar
    Love it! I love infused oils. I'll try this one, too! Thanks...
    Posted 04-20-2009 at 04:58 PM by Serenity_Peace Serenity_Peace is offline
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    stargazer613's Avatar
    I love rosehip seed oil! Sometimes I add a couple of drops to my dc's....makes the hair feel nice and soft
    Posted 04-20-2009 at 09:14 PM by stargazer613 stargazer613 is offline

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