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Aromatherapy Oils
ROSEHIP SEED OIL

(Rosa Canina, Rosa Mosqueta, Rosa Affinis Rubigninosa)





  • Rosehips Herbal & Oil Description
  • Rosehips Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Rosehips Dosage Information
  • Rosehips Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Rosehips Herbal & Seed Oil Products




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    ROSEHIPS HERBAL & OIL DESCRIPTION

    WILD ROSE FRUIT

    Rosehips is also known as Rosa Canina, Rose Hips, Rose, Wild Rose, Wild Rose Hips, Wild Rose Fruit, Dog Rose, Dog Rose Fruit, Hip Berry, Rose Haws, Wild Boar Fruit, Rosa Species.

    Wild Roses are found in various places from forests to canyons, logged wastelands and thickets. Native to Europe, northern Africa and western and central Asia, wild and shrub roses now grow in many parts of the United States, too. There are nine species of Roses, all of which have edible fruits and flowers, though they are not necessarily tasty. Rosehips develop on wild roses as the flowers drop off. The rose hip, also called the rose haw, is actually the fruit of the rose. The curative potential of rosehips - the fleshy red fruits of the dog rose and other types of wild and shrub roses - has been known since the Stone Age.

    The dog rose, a main source of rosehips, grows up to 10 feet high and bears fragrant white flowers. The hips, which have a slightly sour but pleasant taste, emerge in the fall, after the blooms have faded and the petals have dropped off. The 'hips' (fruit) follows the flower, generally appearing in the fall and resembling a tiny dried apple. Rose Hips contain more vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and iron than oranges, and sixty times more vitamin C than lemons. The fruits are mashed into a vitamin-rich pulp and consumed raw or cooked. They are also often dried. Rose hips are used to prepare teas, extracts, purees or marmalades.

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    HISTORY OF THE ROSE

    Roses are a group of herbaceous shrubs found in temperate regions throughout both hemispheres. All the Roses of the Antipodes, South Africa and the temperate parts of South America have been carried there by cultivation.

    The birthplace of the cultivated Rose was probably Northern Persia, on the Caspian, or Faristan on the Gulf of Persia. Thence it spread across Mesopotamia to Palestine and across Asia Minor to Greece. And thus it was that Greek colonists brought it to Southern Italy. It is beyond doubt that the roses used in ancient days were cultivated varieties. Horace, who writes at length on horticulture, gives us an interesting account of the growing of roses in beds. Pliny advises the deep digging of the soil for their better cultivation. In order to force their growth, it was the practice to dig a ditch round the plants and to pour warm water into the ditch just as the rose-buds had formed. The varieties were then very limited in number, but it would appear that the Romans, at all events, knew and cultivated the red Provins Rose (Rosa gallica), often mistakenly called the Provence Rose. The word rosa comes from the Greek word rodon (red), and the rose of the Ancients was of a deep crimson color, which probably suggested the fable of its springing from the blood of Adonis.

    The voluptuous Romans of the later Empire made lavish use of the blossoms of the rose. Horace enjoins their unsparing use at banquets, when they were used not only as a means of decoration, but also to strew the floors, and even in winter the luxurious Romans expected to have petals of roses floating in their Falernian wine. Roman brides and bridegrooms were crowned with roses, so too were the images of Cupid and Venus and Bacchus. Roses were scattered at feasts of Flora and Hymen, in the paths of victors, or beneath their chariot-wheels, or adorned the prows of their war-vessels. Nor did the self-indulgent Romans disdain to wear rose garlands at their feasts, as a preventive against drunkenness. To them, the rose was a sign of pleasure, the companion of mirth and wine, but it was also used at their funerals.

    As soon as the Rose had become known to nations with a wide literature of their own, it was not only the theme of poets, but gave rise to many legends. Homer's allusions to it in the Iliad and Odyssey are the earliest records, and Sappho, the Greek poetess, writing about 600 B.C., selects the Rose as the Queen of Flowers. (The "Rose of Sharon" of the Old Testament is considered to be a kind of Narcissus, and the "Rose of Jericho" is a small woody annual, also not allied to the Rose.)

    It was once the custom to suspend a Rose over the dinner-table as a sign that all confidences were to be held sacred. Even now the plaster ornament in the center of a ceiling is known as "the rose." It has been suggested that because the Pretender could only be helped secretly, sub rosa, that the Jacobites took the white rose as his symbol. Although there is no British "Order of the Rose," their national flower figures largely in the insignia of other orders, such as the Garter, the order of the Bath, etc.

    THE DOG ROSE

    The Dog Rose (Rosa canina) is a flower of the early summer, its blossoms expanding in the first days of June and being no more to be found after the middle of July. The general growth of the Dog Rose is subject to so much variation that the original species defined by Linnaeus has been divided by later botanists into four or five subspecies. The flowers vary very considerably in color, from almost white to a very deep pink, and have a delicate but refreshing fragrance.

    The scarlet fruit, or hip (a name that has come down from the Anglo-Saxon hiope), is generally described as "flask-shaped." It is what botanists term a false fruit, because it is really the stalk-end that forms it and grows up round the central carpels, enclosing them as a case; the real fruits, each containing one seed, are the little hairy objects within it. Immediately the flower has been fertilized, the receptacle round the immature fruits grows gradually luscious and red and forms the familiar "hip," which acts as a bait for birds, by whose agency the seeds are distributed. At first the hips are tough and crowned with the fivecleft calyx leaves, later in autumn they fall and the hips are softer and more fleshy. The pulp of the hips has a grateful acidity. In former times when garden fruit was scarce, hips were esteemed for dessert. Gerard assures us that "the fruit when it is ripe maketh the most pleasante meats and banketting dishes as tartes and such-like," the making whereof he commends "to the cunning cooke and teethe to eate them in the riche man's mouth." Another old writer says: "Children with great delight eat the berries thereof when they are ripe and make chains and other pretty geegaws of the fruit; cookes and gentlewomen make tarts and such like dishes for pleasure." The Germans still use them to make an ordinary preserve and in Russia and Sweden a kind of wine is made by fermenting the fruit.

    Rosehips were long official in the British Pharmacopeia for refrigerant and astringent properties, but are now discarded and only used in medicine to prepare the confection of hips used in conjunction with other drugs, the pulp being separated from the skin and hairy seeds and beaten up with sugar. It is astringent and considered strengthening to the stomach and useful in diarrhea and dysentery, allaying thirst, and for its pectoral qualities good for coughs and spitting of blood. Culpepper states that the hips are "grateful to the taste and a considerable restorative, fitly given to consumptive persons, the conserve being proper in all distempers of the breast and in coughs and tickling rheums" and that it has "a binding effect and helps digestion." He also states that "the pulp of the hips dried and powdered is used in drink to break the stone and to ease and help the colic." The constituents of rose hips are malic and citric acids, sugar and small quantities of tannin, resin, wax, malates, citrates and other salts.

    The leaves of the Dog Rose when dried and infused in boiling water have often been used as a substitute for tea and have a grateful smell and sub-astringent taste. The flowers, gathered in the bud and dried, are said to be more astringent than the Red Roses. They contain no honey and are visited by insects only for their pollen. Their scent is not strong enough to be of any practical use for distillation purposes.

    Two explanations have been put forward for the popular name of this wild rose. The first is founded on an ancient tradition that the root would cure a bite from a mad dog (Pliny affirming that men derived their knowledge of its powers from a dream); and the other and more probable theory that it was the Dag Rose - "dag" being a dagger - because of its great thorns, and like the "Dogwood" (originally Dagwood) became changed into "Dog" by people who did not understand the allusion.

    Wild Roses are found in various places from forests to canyons, logged wastelands and thickets. There are nine species of Roses, all of which have edible fruits and flowers, though they are not necessarily tasty. The "hips" (fruit) follows the flower, generally appearing in the fall and resembling a tiny dried apple. Rose Hips contain more vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and iron than oranges, and sixty times more vitamin C than lemons. Hundreds of years ago, a decoction of hips was used internally for rheumatism, indigestion, kidney ailments, and fever. Externally it was used as a wash for scabs and sores. In England during World War II, Rose Hips was used to offset the shortage of citrus fruits and prevent scurvy.

    Today Rose Hips is used to treat infections of the bladder and kidney, diarrhea, skin problems, colds and flu, sore throat, fatigue, inflammation, stress, and nervousness. It has also been used to treat arteriosclerosis, circulatory insufficiencies, contagious disease, and PMS.

    Information and the above history about roses was obtained from Botanical.com: A Modern Herbal - Roses.

    ROSEHIP SEED OIL

    The first documented uses for Rosehip seeds are associated with the people of Chile. Rosehip seeds were also highly explored in early English folk remedies and where used for medicinal purposes. Rosehips are loaded with vitamins, most notably vitamins A and C. The Rosehips represent the last stage in a rose's life cycle before winter dormancy. Rosehip Seed Oil is extracted from the red berry looking fruits of wild rose bushes that grows on the rainy valleys of Southern Andes in Chile. The people of Chile called it Rosa Mosqueta, but scientists named it as Rosa Affinis Rubigninosa. The oil is light golden in color and since it is extracted through a cold or expeller-pressed process, it should be stored in a cool place. Most Rosehip seed oil seed oil is produced in Chile and Argentina.

    The Chileans have long used Rosehip Seed Oil for skin care. However, in 1983, a team of researchers from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Concepcion, a university in Chile, found evidence that Rosehip Seed Oil does indeed have skin healing properties. In their study involving the application of Rosehip Seed Oil to 180 patients with surgical, traumatic and post-burning scars and also with women with premature aging skin, they found that Rosehip Seed Oil has a regenerative effect on skin. Continuous application reduces scar marks and stalls wrinkles.

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    Rosehip Seed Oil is a pressed seed oil, extracted from the seeds of a rose bush (Rosa moschata or Rosa rubiginosa) which grows wild in the southern Andes. It is unique among vegetable oils in containing retinol (Vitamin A), and is also high in vitamin C. Vitamin C is known for strengthening capillaries and connective tissue. Rosehip Seed Oil is high in the essential fatty acids - linoleic acid or omega-6, and linolenic acid or omega-3, which are important skin nutrients. Vitamin A, a big-time skin protector, helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assisting with cell regeneraltion and promoting collagen and elastin production. Tretinoin (an acidic form of Vitamin A) that dermatologists have recognized and use in enhancing skin health. The result is firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater suppleness. It also contains a high amount of Vitamin E, which further promotes healthy skin. The oil is also an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and acts as an astringent, which means the oil can be used as a skin balm to heal and soothe irritated and chapped skin. This mighty anti-aging oil is easily absorbed into the skin without a greasy residue. It is a great hydrator, and penetrates dry or damaged skin immediately. This oil may be used straight from the bottle as a moisturizer, or it can be mixed with a lotion or base oil such as Jojoba, Almond or Olive and applied to the skin. Because it is so gentle, rosehip seed oil may be used undiluted on the skin, even on sensitive skin.


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    ORGANIC ROSEHIP SEED OIL PROFILE

  • Botanical Name: Rosa Rubiginosa
  • Origin: Chile
  • Extraction: Cold Pressed / Winterized
  • Shelf Life: 2 Years Recommended
  • Kosher Certified: No
  • Notes: This particular oil is imported from Chile and is also seldom traded under the name Rosa Mosqueta. Because of its delicate nature and the cold pressed method of extraction, it should be kept refrigerated, and it should also be noted that Rosehip seed oil is often more susceptible than other vegetable oils, especially in regards to fluctuations in temperature, oxygen and light. Recommended for cosmetic use only.

    SPECIFICATIONS
      Color- Amber with Orange hue
      Odor- Heavy / Characteristic
      Free Fatty Acids- 0.29%
      Peroxide Value- Less Than 0.05
      Non-Saponifiables- Less Than 2.0
      Saponification Value- 177
      Iodine Value- 180
      Specific Gravity- 0.94
      pH- 4.00
      Lycopene- 400 to 800 ppm
      Tocopherols- 700 to 1100 ppm

    FATTY ACIDS
      Oleic- 13.9%
      Palmitic- 3.5%
      Linoleic- 44.1%
      Linolenic- 33.9%

    INTRODUCTION: Rosehip seed oil is truly an amazing product, which has only recently become recognized by the general public. This surge in popularity is for a good reason, as it is believed to be the best oil available for anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation. Numerous scientific studies have also taken place, which have yielded astounding evidence supporting the use of Rosehip Seed oil.

    THE HISTORY: Rosehip seed oil is extracted from the seeds of a native rose plant which grows wild in Chile. The oil has been used by native people in Chile for centuries, and has only been validated by scientists fairly recently. The first major confirmation of its capabilities came in 1983, when the University of Santiago conducted research on 180 individuals. These tests studied people with extensive facial scarring, acne scarring, deep wrinkles, UV damage, radiation damage, burn scars, surgical scars, premature aging, dermatitis, and other skin related problems. In these tests, rosehip seed oil regenerated the skin, reduced scars and wrinkles, prevented the advancement of wrinkles and aging, and helped skin to regain its natural color and tone. Since this time, other universities and labs have also completed studies, also yielding positive results. Another well-known study in 1988 was conducted on twenty women between the ages of 25 to 35 with extensive premature aging to their skin. Their skin was wrinkled, and had sun spots from overexposure to the sun. After four months of applying rosehip seed oil daily, their wrinkles and sun spots had almost completely disappeared, and the skin had a fresher and healthier look. Today, rosehip seed oil is exported around the world, and is used by the medical community, as well as in fine facial and cosmetic care products.

    BENEFITS: 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:
    • 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.

    DIRECTIONS FOR USE: 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.

    CAUTIONS: Recommended for external use only. Rosehip seed oil is not recommended for use on acne, or on very oily skin.

  • The above product information description was obtained from Mountain Rose Herbs regarding their products. For other manufacturers, merchants and vendors, consult individual product label description.




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    ROSEHIPS USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    VITAMIN C & ANTIOXIDANTS

    Hundreds of years ago, a decoction of hips was used internally for rheumatism, indigestion, kidney ailments, and fever. Externally it was used as a wash for scabs and sores. In England during World War II, the British government used collected Rosehips to make Rosehip Syrup as a source of vitamin C to replace the shortage of citrus fruits that were impossible to obtain and prevent scurvy.

    Today Rosehips is used to treat infections of the bladder and kidney, diarrhea, skin problems, colds and flu, sore throat, fatigue, inflammation, stress, and nervousness. It has also been used to treat arteriosclerosis, circulatory insufficiencies, contagious disease, and PMS.

    Rosehips are prized primarily for their high vitamin C content. They are one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin C available, which has led to rosehips being included in many common cold preventives and remedies. Because they are so rich in vitamin C - which strengthens the immune system - rosehips are often taken to prevent or treat colds. They also have very mild diuretic and astringent properties that may help people with chronic kidney disease or poor bladder control. The fruit acids and pectin in rosehips can have a slight laxative effect. In addition, rosehips antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties make them useful as a disinfectant.

    The fruits also contain such health-promoting substances as carotenoids (yellow-orange pigments with antioxidant properties), fruit acids and pectin. In addition to vitamin C, rosehips contain A, D, E, iron as well the antioxidant flavonoids and lycopene that may reduce the effects of aging and help prevent cancer. All this is wrapped up in the tart-sweet taste of the miniature fruits. They can be used to make jelly, jam, soup or oil.

    Rosehips have a long history of use in traditional medicine. The iron in rosehips make them an excellent supplement for menstruating women, and rose hip tea is a rich source of vitamin C, carrying all the benefits of that vitamin. In addition, the various flavonoids in rosehips have potent antioxidant action, helping to protect the body from the effects of stress, aging and the environment.

    COMMON USES OF ROSEHIP SEED OIL

    Rosehip Seed Oil is commonly used in skin care products. It is used for a variety of skin conditions, including dermatitis, acne and eczema, for mature and sunburned skin as well as brittle nails and wrinkles. It is used for skin in need of a natural nourishing oil for damage and cell renewal. This oil is best for dry, mature and aging skin and is not recommended for use on severe acne or on very oil skin. Rose hip oil is also frequently used to heal scarring and diminish photo-aging. Rosehip seed oil has been used successfully to treat many skin problems including:
    • Stretch marks.
    • UV damage from overexposure to the sun.
    • Scars from surgery, burns, and acne.
    • Eczema.
    • Psoriasis.
    • Wrinkles and premature skin aging.
    • Hyper-pigmentation.
    • Age spots.
    Burns: Rosehip seed oil contains a high concentration of vitamin A. Vitamin A can help counteract some of the damage accrued by burning through unnatural causes and through sunburn. The vitamin A activates with the skin to speed the healing process. Rubbing the rosehip seed oil into the skin will help speed the healing process of all burns.

    Scars: Rosehip seed oil can also help repair scar damage left by eczema, acne, burns, stretch marks and minor cuts. The same ingredient that helps to heal burns can also help heal scars. The vitamin A absorbs into the skin and encourages the body to heal itself from deep inside the skin. The rosehip seed oil cannot erase the presence of scars, but it can diminish the appearance of some minor scars. Scars can result from surgery or accidents, from acne or chicken pox. Rosehip seed oil can reduce redness, hyper pigmentation as a result of scarring and make it less apparent. It may also prevent the formation of keloid scars (lumps) that may accompany surgical procedures.

    Wrinkles: Some individuals use rosehip seed oil as a remedy and filler for skin wrinkles. The continued use of the product can fill in fine lines and make them less visible to the naked eye. The oil does not eliminate the presence of wrinkles, but rather plumps the skin and makes the wrinkles harder to see. This is an ideal treatment under makeup to create a flawless canvas for foundation application. Rosehip seed oil is a dry moisturizing oil. It is called a dry oil because it seeps deep into the skin, leaving the skin feeling moisturized and refreshed without leaving a sticky or oily residue on the surface of the skin. With continued use the skin should feel younger and firmer, restoring radiance to the skin.

    Revitalizes Skin: Our skin is like a teak table - it needs constant oiling and sanding down to retain its glory. Consider the number of elements the skin has to battle: the natural aging process with its gifts of wrinkles, crow's feet and deep lines down the sides of the mouth; UV radiation from the sun causing age-spots, premature aging, hyper pigmentation and dry dull skin. Rosehip seed oil is a rich emollient, richly nourishing skin to restore glow and health. Used daily, it helps to tone and smoothes skin to achieve skin's elasticity and revitalizes dull, dry skin. Unlike many essential oils, which need to be diluted with carrier oils, Rosehip Seed Oil can be applied directly to the skin. It hydrates skin depleted in dry weather conditions or the environment. Apply once in the morning and again, at night before going to bed.

    Nails: The high concentration of vitamin A in rosehip seed oil makes it an ideal strengthener for nails. Rubbing the oil around nails and cuticles can help strengthen the nails to help them grow longer and thicker. The oils is a rich moisturizing power used for treating brittle nails.

    Hair: Rosehip seed oil can help condition dry and damaged hair. The vitamin A inside the oil nourishes the scalp and helps encourage healthy hair growth. The oil also helps condition the individual hair strands, making them stronger and healthier. The oil helps to treat dry and damaged hair.


    WOUND SCARS & STRETCH MARKS

  • If you want to take care of those older scars that you have gotten from wounds or acne (including keloid scars), take 2 ounces of Rose Hip Seed Oil and add a milliliter of Helichrysum Essential Oil and a milliliter of Sage Essential Oil and apply this oil blend regularly to your skin for 3 to 6 months.


  • You can even heal your stretch marks by mixing an ounce of Rose Hip Seed Oil and an ounce of Hazelnut Oil with a milliliter of Sage Essential Oil and 2 milliliters of Rosemary Verbenone Essential Oil and apply this oil blend to your skin for 3 to 6 months.


  • MAKING YOUR OWN ROSEHIP OIL

    You can make your own Rosehip oil by using fresh or dried fruits / seeds of roses. Crush them and put them in a dark jar and add any type of vegetable oil such as Olive OIl, Grapeseed Oil or Sweet Almond Oil.



    ROSA MOSQUETA ROSEHIP SEED OIL & BENEFICIAL NUTRIENTS

    Rosehip seed oil is used topically to treat wrinkles and normal aging of the skin. It moisturizes skin, and has a revitalizing effect at the cellular level, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles with daily use. With regular, prolonged use, sun spots and skin imperfections due to sun exposure are eliminated, and soft, new skin emerges. Rosehip seed oil can penetrate to deeper layers of the dermis, where it invigorates the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which establish skin firmness and elasticity.

    Rosehip Seed is a natural, bio-available source of topical retinoic acid, or vitamin A, which helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration, and supports collagen and elastin levels. Trans-retinoic acid in a natural form makes it far more skin friendly and absorbable by the human body due to it's bio-availability or compatibility with our live skin cell structures. Rosehip seed also has high amounts of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids: Omega-3 (Linolenic); Omega-6 (Linoleic) Omega-9 (Oleic) - important skin nutrients, along with vitamin E, an important lipid-soluble antioxidant, protecting cell membranes from oxidation by removing free radicals. Other active substances are tannins, flavonoids, vitamin C and beta-carotene.

    Source of topical retinoic acid (vitamin A) in a natural bio-available form Retinoic acid works by binding to specific cell receptors of skin after a topical application. After the cell receptors have been activated, there is a modification in gene expression, subsequent protein synthesis, and cell growth and differentiation. Thus, the epidermal cell is modified increasing the regeneration of damaged skin and the capacity to produce new tissue as a consequence of an acceleration of the differentiation of the keratin. Topical trans-retinoic acid is also synthesized as a drug and is trade marked as Tretinoin, Retin-A, Renova, and many other commercial names, and has attracted attention because it improves the appearance of photo-aged skin and is prescribed for the treatment of acne. The FDA approved topical tretinoin in December 1995 for improving the appearance of photo-aged skin. Tretinoin reduces fine facial wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation (age spots), and surface roughness associated with chronic sun exposure. The drug sloughs off dead skin, regenerates collagen, and allows cells in the top layer of the skin, which are always being replaced, to mature more normally than untreated sun-damaged cells. There is evidence that trans-retinoic-acid actually prevents sun damage.

    Researchers have found that even brief exposure to sunlight increases the activity of enzymes that break down the proteins collagen and elastin that provide structural support for the skin. Products containing trans-retinoic-acid reduce the activation of these enzymes. Side effects of the drug tretinoin for topical application include temporary peeling, redness, and blistering, and a permanent increase in sun sensitivity. Rosehip oil content of trans-retinoic acid in a natural form makes it far more skin friendly and absorbable by the human body due to it's bio-availability or compatibility with our live skin cell structures. The only side effect is an increase in sun sensitivity of the newly formed skin cells that arise due to its action. And that can be wisely addressed with a sun-blocker. If you are at risk of developing acne breakouts because of your high sebum production and hormonal imbalances then rose hip oil may further clog your skin pores.




    ROSEHIP SEED OIL DOSAGE INFORMATION

    DIRECTIONS FOR USE

    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.

    SUPPLEMENT FORMS

    Rosehips can be used fresh or dried, shelled or powdered for medicinal purposes. To prepare them, cut the fruits open. For wine or a smooth texture in jellies or purees, remove the seeds. When you are ready to store them, do not use a metal container because the fruit acids can react with the metal, giving the hips an off flavor.

    Most commonly found in tea and liquors, they are seldom found in capsule or extract form.

    Rosehips comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For best results, read and follow product label directions. Just 1 tablespoon of rosehip pulp more than satisfies the adult Recommended Dietary Allowance for Vitamin C: 60 mg. To store the pulp, freeze it in small portions.


    METHODS OF ADMINISTRATION
    Tea
    Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of dried crushed rosehips. Steep this mixture for 10 minutes, then strain. Drink 1 cup 3 times daily. Commercial rosehips tea bags are also effective.
    Wine
    Remove the seeds from 3.5 ounces of dried rosehips and steep the hulls in 1 quart of dry red wine for 2 weeks. Strain. Drink a small glass of the wine daily.
    Syrup
    Put 7 ounces of dried rosehips and 1/2 cup of sugar in 1.25 cups of 100-proof alcohol. Let this mixture sit for 4 weeks. Dilute the strained liquid with 3/4 cup of water. Enjoy a small liqueur glass of the syrup daily.
    Pulp, Raw
    In a food processor, blend the hulls of the freshly picked rosehip fruits into a puree and press the pulp through a sieve. The fresh uncooked fruits can be eaten raw or used to make rosehip jelly.
    Pulp, Cooked
    Steep the hulls of the freshly picked rosehip fruits overnight in water. Simmer this mixture for 30 minutes, then strain. Eat it as is or add it to sauces.




    ROSEHIPS SAFETY, CAUTIONS, & INTERACTIONS

    SAFETY CONCERNS

    Rose Hips Oil recommended for external use only. Rosehip seed oil is not recommended for use on acne, or on very oily skin.

    Taken in the recommended doses, Rose Hips is generally safe. Rose Hip herbal preparations can be taken as a supplement to supply Vitamin C to the diet.

    Taking vitamin C in high doses can cause stomach upset and diarrhea.

    If you have kidney stones, consult your health care provider before using Rosehips.

    Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.




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    ROSEHIPS HERBAL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Rosehips (Rosa canina), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Rosehips Powder (Rosa canina), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Rosehips Seed Oil (Rosa canina), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Carrier & Vegetable Oils
    Method of extraction: Cold Pressed, Winterized. A rich, amber colored organic oil from the ripened fruit of the famed Rosehip, also known as Rosa Mosqueta. This unique oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids and has carried much respect amongst professional journals and organizations as being a great agent in the fight against dry, weathered, and dehydrated skin. It works wonders on scars and is the predominant oil used for treating wrinkles and premature aging. Can be used in all fine skin care recipes.


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Rosehips, Whole, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Rosehips, Whole, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Rosehips, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Rosehips, Cut & Sifted, Seedless, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Rosehips, Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Rosehips, Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Rosehips Tea Bags, Organic, 1 lb. (Approximately 170 Tea Bags)
    Made with the finest organic Chilean rosehips, this tea is high in Vitamin C. It also contains vitamins A, D, E and antioxidant flavinoids. One pound contains approximately 170 organic rosehips tea bags.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Rosehips Extract, Alcohol Free Glycoside (Rosa canina), Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (2729)
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    HerbsPro: Kids Rosehips Extract, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (2171)
    HerbsPro: Rose Hips Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (17311)
    HerbsPro: Rosehips Extract, Alcohol Free Glycoside (Rosa canina), Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (76221)
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    HerbsPro: Rosehips Powder, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb. (71365)
    HerbsPro: Rose Hips Tea, Alvita Teas, 30 Tea Bags (13575)
    HerbsPro: Rose Hip Seed Oil, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz. (68677)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Rosehips Whole (Rosa canina), Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 oz: C
    Kalyx: Rosehips Cut & Sifted IRosa canina), Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 oz: C
    Kalyx: Rosehips Powder (Rosa canina), Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 oz: C
    Kalyx: Rosehips Whole, Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Rosehips (Seedless) Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Rosehips (Seedless) Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Rosehips Powder Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Rosehips Powder Cert. Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Rosehips Whole (Rosa canina), Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb: K
    Rosehips Whole Cert. Organic (Rosa canina), Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb: K
    Rosehips Seedless Cut & Sifted Cert. Organic (Rosa canina), Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb: K
    Rosehips Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Rosehips 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Rosehips (170) Tea Bags, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C


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  • ROSEHIP SEED HERBAL OIL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa Rubiginosa), Bulk Organic Carrier & Vegetable Oils
    Method of extraction: Cold Pressed & Winterized. A rich, amber colored organic oil from the ripened fruit of the famed Rosehip, also known as Rosa Mosqueta. This unique oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids and has carried much respect amongst professional journals and organizations as being a great agent in the fight against dry, weathered, and dehydrated skin. It works wonders on scars and is the predominant oil used for treating wrinkles and premature aging. Can be used in all fine skin care recipes.


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Rosehip Seed Oil, Unrefined, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Rosehip Seed Oil, Unrefined, 4 fl. oz.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Rose Hip Seed Oil, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz. (68677)
    Now Foods Rose Hip Seed Oil is sold as a cosmetic oil. For External use only. The Rose Hip itself when picked fresh or dried can be made into a juice or tea for internal consumption. 100% Pure & Natural Rosa mosqueta. Skin in need of an all natural nourishing oil for damage and cell renewal. Extracted from the seeds of Rosa mosqueta, Rose Hip Seed Oil is rich in Omega-6 essential fatty acids. This oil can be used to aid in skin cell renewal to replenish a healthy glow and helps repair skin damage. Please consult a professional reference for suggested external uses.
    HerbsPro: Deep Rosehip Facial Oil Serum, Aura Cacia, 1 fl. oz. (111153)
    HerbsPro: Rosehip Skin Care Oil, Organic, Aura Cacia, 1 fl. oz. (117255)
    HerbsPro: Deep Rosehip Facial Oil Serum, Aura Cacia, 1 fl. oz. (92231)
    HerbsPro: Rosehip Skin Care Oil, Via Nature, 1.7 fl. oz. (115398)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Rosehip Seed Skin Care Oil, Certified Organic, Aura Cacia, 1 fl. oz.: HF


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