While many ladies seem to favour roses, it’s becoming even more likely to hear them raving about rose hips! The benefits of rose hip oil are becoming well known, and for good reason. This week, it’s rose hip oil to the rescue!
As you probably guessed, rose hip oil comes from roses – well, the rose hips if you want to get technical. To obtain the oil, the rose hips (often found in the southern Andes) are pressed and the oil is extracted.
Why is rose hip oil becoming so popular? Rich in essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6, natural vitamin A and C, and antioxidants, rose hip oil is perfect for soothing damaged skin and protecting it from the elements. The essential fatty acids in rose hip oil also help your skin retain moisture for increased skin elasticity.
As part of a regular natural skin care routine, rose hip oil’s vitamin A works to promote healthy skin cell rejuvenation – and who doesn’t want skin to glow and appear fresh and supple – and the vitamin C in rose hip oil can reduce the appearance of dark spots and age spots. Furthermore, if you suffer from irritated or dry skin or eczema, rose hip oil has a natural calming effect and works to moisturize your skin.
Rose hip oil alone is great, but when mixed with ingredients such as everlasting oil, lavender oil and calendula oil, things just get better! Together, these oils promote skin recovery, help relieve dry or itchy skin, and reduce swelling thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties.
But wait, the benefits of this amazing natural wonder don’t stop there.
During the extraction process, when the rose hip oil is extracted from the rose hips, the leftover material is called rose hip butter. Nothing goes to waste here! The benefits of a cream based on this butter are numerous:
- Relieves dry, sensitive skin
- Calms minor burns, including sunburn
- Hydrates chapped lips
- Alleviates diaper rash and cradle cap
- Reduces the appearance of scars
- Soothes cuts and scrapes
Kosmea’s Rescue Balm features rose hip butter. It’s a natural healing ointment which helps treat an extensive range of skin issues. With no added preservatives, mineral oils, artificial colours, petrochemicals or fragrances, Kosmea Rescue Balm will help repair your skin in the most natural and effective way possible.
Find it at Loblaws or Abundance Naturally at www.abundancenaturally.com.