Rosehips are the seed pods of roses. You will find them on rose bushes at the end of the season. They look like small berry sized balls and can be orange or red in colour.
Did you know you can eat rosehips? They are also a tasty snack for birds and other animals too. It is recommended to wait until the first or second frost before you harvest rosehips because the frost will help to sweeten the taste, but the flavor can vary by species. When harvested, the seeds inside should be removed because they are covered in a hairy layer that can cause irritation when ingested. Once the hairs are removed, the berry part of the rosehip can be used to make teas, sauces, pies, jelly or jams.
The seeds are used, however to create rosehip oil. Rosehip oil is a superpower oil, especially for the face. Not only is it used to lighten age spots and treat hyper-pigmentation, nourishing Rosehip will calm overactive skin and promote the growth of healthy new skin cells.
Rosehip oil is a star player in our Transformative Cleansing Oil. It's wonderful for cleaning the skin of makeup and dirt buildup from exposure to everyday pollution, but it also works well as an overnight treatment to hydrate and rejuvenate very dry skin overnight. After cleansing the skin, apply a thin layer of the oil and in the morning your skin will have absorbed all that it needs and it'll be soft and fresh looking.