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Rose Hip Seed Oil
Rose Hip Seed Oil

Rose Hip Seed Oil
(Rosa Mosqueta)

Method: Cold pressed, unrefined
Cultivation: Certified Organic Farm (Grown and certified organic by producer, but our facility is not certified to make the claim once we rebottle, so we say this is grown organically.)
Aroma: 
Color: Rosey yellow/orange
Key Constituents:
Linoleic acid 44.1%
Linolenic acid 33.9%
Oleic acid 13.9%
Palmitic acid 3.5%

Shelf Life: Approximately 6 months - 1 year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.

Shelf Life Suggestions:  
  • Refrigeration will extend shelf life.
  • Oxygen is a big enemy to shelf life. Keep caps snug.
  • Write the date of purchase on the label in permanent marker. 
  • Avoid contaminating the oil with fingers or pipettes inserted into the bottle. Unsterilized items such as fingers, cotton balls and pipettes that come into contact with the oils will potentially contaminate them. Pour off the quantity you will need into a smaller container or bottle and work from that.

Pomegranate oil may support, aid, ease, soothe, reduce, calm, relax, promote and/or maintain healthy function:
Acne scars (may aggravate acne)
Astringent properties
Burns, minor
Eczema
Scars: acne, current, old, repair
Skin: burns, dark spots, dry, mature, stretch marks, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, weathered
Stretch marks
Wrinkles

Rose Hip Seed oil is typically diluted 10% with other carrier oils. It is quickly absorbed by the skin and does not leave a oily feel. Susan Parker wrote in her book, Power of the Seed: "On the skin, teh oil has a silky and luscious feel, absorbing quickly and completely, creating a moisture barrier."

Rose hips are the seed pod left after the rose petals fall off. You have probably heard of rose hip tea, recommended because it is so rich in Vitamin C. The oil from rose hips, often called rosa mosqueta, is very nutritious and consists of 80 percent essential fatty acids. It was a mainstay of the Incas, for example, for its nutritional qualities.

Schnaubelt's After Surgery Formula
Topical Application
1 part Everlasting (Helichrysum italicum)
15 parts Rosehip seed oil
84 parts Hazelnut or other base oil

Dr. Schnaubelt states: "This is one of the most surprising remedies aromatherapy has to offer. After surgery, including cosmetic surgery, the mixture can be applied to the scar starting about one week after the operation. Recoveries have been phenomenal. This same mixture also works to regenerate old scar tissue and cheloids. It needs to be applied once or twice a day for about 3-6 months to expect significant results."

References
Bond, Annie B., Better Basics for the Home, (Three Rivers Press, 1999).
Parker, Susan M., Power of the Seed: Your Guide to Oils for Health ? Beauty, Process Self-reliance Series, page 173-174.
Schnaubelt, Kurt, Aromatherapy Lifestyle: Science-Based Self Medicine with Essential Oils, Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, 2004.
 

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