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Rosehip fruit and seed infused facial oil

This recipe is absolutely divine and the only thing i like to use on my face.

Wild rosehips; Rosa canina; Dog rose
Wild rosehips; Rosa canina; Dog rose

It must be said that this is NOT the real deal expensive rosehip seed oil where they press the tiny seeds to produce the oil. In my experience of using this oil over the last few years i can vouch for it’s efficacy, nourishment and vitality.

IMG_8632First extract the seeds from the fruit. Wear gloves if you have sensitive skin as those tiny hairs can be an irritant. Leave these seeds laid flat on baking tray over night to dry out, this will avoid a sticky mess in the grinder. Keep the outside fruit flesh to one side, maybe wash and nibble on a few as absolutely delicious. Some of the flesh could also be dried in a dehydrator to be used in tea blends or to eat.

Finely ground rosehip seeds
Finely ground rosehip seedsWhen grinding the seeds i use a coffee grinder. A succession of short bursts to lessen the strain on the grinder as the seeds are very hard.

Place ground seeds and the majority of the fruit flesh in a pan and cover with an organic oil of your choice at least 2inches above the plant matter. I used sunflower but olive, macadamia or hemp are all good options. Stir well.

Turn onto lowest heat and stir continuously without letting it bubble or boil for about 10 minutes. You should be able to smell the sweetness of the fruit once it is ready.

I use my specially carved wooden spoon for such beautiful creations
I use my specially carved wooden spoon for such beautiful creations

Take off the heat and strain through a jelly bag so those fine hairs are all taken out. Make sure all appliances used have been sterilised. Let it cool down and then mix in 1% of Frankincense essential oil. Frankincense is predominantly relaxing yet rejuvenating in it’s properties.

Rosehip oil is full of Vitamin C & Vitamin A and has an antioxidant, anti-aging effect on our skin.

This haul of rosehips from Sacred Earth became a winters supply of rosehip oxymel as well as the facial oil
This haul of rosehips from Sacred Earth became a winters supply of rosehip oxymel as well as the facial oil