Making your own rosehip oil can be a wonderful way to harness the healing powers of nature.
Rosehips are in abundance throughout autumn, and these ruby-coloured gems have fantastic properties for our skin. Rosehip oil is a rich source of fatty acids, which can help to keep skin feeling hydrated. It also contains a number of antioxidants – including vitamin C – that can support skin health.
The good news is that it couldn’t be easier to make your own rosehip oil at home. All you need is some rosehips and your favourite skin-friendly oil (we love almond) to get started.
How to make rosehip oil
- Handful of rosehips from your foraging walk (make sure these are free from field sprays and pesticides)
- Our Organic sweet almond oil face oil
- Combine the rosehips and organic sweet almond oil.
- Add the mixture to a slow cooker on the lowest possible setting, making sure it is on the lowest setting. Gently heat the mixture for around eight hours.
- The liquid will gradually infuse, turning a rich orange colour.
- Strain your mixture firstly through a sieve o remove the leftover pulp, leaving you with just the oil. Decant back into the sweet almond oil bottle to protect your oil from light and store in the fridge.
How to use
Once your rosehip oil is ready, you can add it to your favourite beauty treatments. We love to add a few drops to an epsom salt bath with added essential oils to give our skin additional nourishment. Why not add essential oils to have an extra skin-friendly boost too! Read here what oils would be good to boost with rosehip oil for your face routine, to give you youthful radiant skin!
Note: Patch test a small amount of oil on your skin for 24 hours before use to ensure no reaction.