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.
All roses produce rosehips, but certain varieties such as Rosa rugose and Rosa canina (this is the one used in Shepherd's soaps) are better at the job. If you have rosebushes in your garden, consider leaving some of them unpruned. Harvest the rosehips and break them open to examine the fruit. You may even want to use a handful to brew a cup of tea or make your own rosehip oil.
Rosehip oil is a nourishing, natural oil with potential skin and stress relief benefits. Here are 3 benefits of using Rosehip oil:
1. It moisturises your skin
Rosehip oil contains fatty acids, including linoleic. Linoleic acid is an essential component of ceramides, the skin’s main moisturising element. Regular users of rosehip oil note that their skin is less dry!
2. It brightens skin
Vitamin C in rosehip oil has been shown to effectively reduce pigmentation and brighten the skin. Rosehips are thought to have more vitamin C than an orange or lemon. Vitamin C has antioxidant properties. Research shows vitamin C may help reduce ultraviolet light damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C can also increase wound healing and help prevent dry skin.
3. It's antibacterial
The organic compound in the rosehip oil have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. As long as the oil is not irritating to those who may suffer from eczema-prone skin, this product may benefit them in both re-hydrating the skin as well as preventing infections commonly seen in eczema.
Fast Facts about Rosehip Oil:
Type of ingredient: Oil
Main benefits: Brightens and evens out the skin, regenerates and heals, helps with anti-aging, elasticity, and collagen production.
Who should use it: In general, rosehip oil is beneficial for all skin types.
Works well with: In general, rosehip oil can be used with most products and ingredients.
Do you have delicate skin or skin that is beginning to show the marks of passing time? Rose hip soap may be the perfect bar of all-natural herbal soap to care for your skin! Enriched with Rosehip oil, the Pink Rose Clay Soap makes a gentle cleanser for balancing and hydrating delicate skin.