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‪#‎BotanicalTuesday‬ Thank you for following our botanical Tuesdays – December is officially upon us so this month we will be talking about some super moisturizing oils that are great for winter as well as some holiday favourites (next week is all about peppermint!).

Today we are going to talk about one of my favourite oils – rose hip. Rose hips are the ‘fruit’ of roses (what could sound more regal than that) and are picked once all of the pretty petals have fallen. A large majority of rosehips are used in skincare but it can be eaten when fresh for a huge vitamin c and immune boost (one tablespoon pulp can contain up to 60mg vitamin c) or used in jellies and teas.

Rosehip oil is most commonly cold pressed which means it is separated from the seed & fruit without using heat (which can denature oils). Rosehips have been used for centuries – and here are some of the reasons why.

Rosehip oil has well known anti-aging & photo aging properties (UV protection); it also treats scars & wounds, while regenerating new skin cells. This powerfully anti-aging oil is high in vitamin A (often referred to as the ‘skin vitamin’) which helps to smooth roughness, reduce & prevent wrinkles, correct complexion, and even fade dark/brown spots. Due to rose hips well documented cell regeneration properties it can be used to help heal wounds, promote skin elasticity, and repair scar tissue (new & old alike).

We utilize rose hip oil in three of our condition specific Therapeutic Soothing Salves. It is a key ingredient in our Eczema & Dermatitis Salve (skin regeneration & wound repair), Sensitive Skin Salve (nourishment & protection), and our Stretch Marks & Scars Salve (skin regeneration & elasticity as well as scar tissue repair).

To learn more about the amazing products we use rose hip oil in every day visit Seabuckthorn.com

*Right now everything is on sale – 25% off, free samples, & free shipping on orders over $100 (in North America) code: WINTER

Fun Fact – The majority of rose hip oil is harvested from the ‘wild dog rose’ which has orange/red hips. Rosehips from different varieties can actually be purple/black. To check out these black beauties (& for a delicious looking Black Rosehip Syrup check out http://ow.ly/VkJ9l

 

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