My rosehip seed oil finally arrived yesterday. Hooray!
I noticed rosehip seed oil was gaining in popularity, but I ignored it, right up until I did one of those double takes when I read this comment.
It’s better than Botox (in our opinion)
With skin rejuvenating properties like vitamin C and lycopene, rosehip seed oil is a safer solution to repair the skin’s surface, restore elasticity and protects against sun and pollution stressors that can lead to wrinkles.
While I realize that most things in life are better than being stabbed in the face with bovine toxin, I have not come across a natural substance than produces similar effects.
Thus, I began to look into rosehip seed oil, and found countless articles in agreement that it’s a very effective and non-greasy weapon against dry skin, wrinkles and premature aging.
I’ve mentioned most of these ingredients before, but I keep using them because they are all pretty awesome. Honey is a humectant, which draws and retains moisture. Rosewater is anti inflammatory and calms sensitive skin. Beeswax makes skin soft, locks in moisture and protects skin from damage.
Rosehip Seed Oil Moisturizer:
1 tsp honey
1 oz beeswax
3 Tbsp + 1 tsp rosehip seed oil
1 Tbsp + 2 tsp rosewater
If you are using a glass jar, you can use it as a sort of double boiler. I love doing it this way because then I don’t have to wash/scrape melted beeswax out of my pan.
Add the honey, beeswax and rosehip seed oil to the jar.
Place the jar into a pan, and fill with water until it reaches about halfway up the jar.
Over medium heat, slowly melt it all together. It took me about 20 minutes on a gas stove.
Once it is thoroughly melted, and no beeswax bits are left, shut off the heat and remove the jar to the counter, on a heatproof surface.
Let it cool about 5 minutes, and then begin slowly adding the rosewater little by little.
Stir well in between each small addition. If too much rosewater is added, it will refuse to mix in. If that happens, just pour off the extra.
Let it sit uncovered until completely cooled. Then cover and store. As this recipe includes rosewater, it will not last as long, so use it quickly!
I have been using the rosehip seed oil straight out of the bottle as a night time moisturizer. During the day, however, I’d rather not look oily/slimy. That’s when this moisturizer comes in handy. And speaking of hands, it’s really nice on them as well. I love, love, love the non-greasy, soft feeling.
This stuff is thick, velvety, and surprisingly unscented, which I prefer in a face cream. If I make a second jar just for use on my hands and legs, I may add a few drops of essential oil to the recipe.
Will rosehip seed oil live up to the hype? We shall see!
Basic moisturizer adapted from here.
With Jasmine essential oil, it smells NICE. (No more weird rosehip scent).