Rosehip Oil: the Anti-Aging Oil?

Rosehip oil - Dr. Axe

What do the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and model Miranda Kerr all have in common? Reportedly, they use rosehip oil to keep their skin smooth and blemish-free. (1)

I never thought I would suggest something over coconut oil for skin, but rosehip oil, also known as rosehip seed oil, is running a close race with coconut oil when it comes to its benefits for the skin. Rosehips were a remedy that was used by the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans all because of its amazing healing properties. (2)

Indeed, rosehip oil was made into a syrup and rationed in Britain during wartime to ensure children’s resistance to infection. The syrup was made from the empty seed cases and also helped provide relief from diarrhea, stomach and menstrual cramps, nausea and indigestion. As you can see, rosehip oil — which is technically not an essential oil — has many uses that go more than skin deep.


Why Is Rosehip Oil So Effective?

Rosehip oil comes from the seeds of a specific variety of rose, Rosa aff. rubiginosa or Rosa moschata, which is the fruit left behind after a rose has flowered and dropped its petals. Rosehip oil is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes predominately grown in Chile, and is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, all while reducing scars and fine lines.

By using a cold-press extraction process, the oil is separated from the hips and seeds. For facial skin care, rosehip oil offers several benefits when applied externally. It protects the skin and increases cell turnover because it contains vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin D and B-carotene, a form of vitamin A, and which are all antioxidants that help fight free radicals.

Rosehip oil’s healing properties are due to its chemical structure. As I noted, it’s rich in essential fatty acids, but more specifically oleic, palmitic, linoleic and gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Rosehip oil contains polyunsaturated fatty acids (vitamin F), also known as an essential fatty acid (EFA), and when absorbed through the skin, these fatty acids convert to prostaglandins (PGE), which are involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration.

Specifically, it is that regeneration that can provide anti-aging benefits. It is particularly high in vitamin C, making it one of the richest plant sources for the skin and another reason why rosehip oil is a great choice. (3) (4)

 

Rosehip oil benefits - Dr. Axe

 


Rosehip Oil Benefits

1. Anti-Aging Properties

Rosehip oil has signficant anti-aging benefits for your face. Super light and non-greasy, the anti-aging benefit comes from its high antioxidants and the oil’s ability to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin. The vitamin C and vitamin A, in particular, stimulate collagen production. Because vitamin A has small molecules, it allows deeper penetration into the skin and improves the skin’s moisture levels — thus reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

For those who are seeking to avoid chemicals and Botox, rosehip oil may be perfect because of its skin rejuvenating properties of vitamin C and lycopene. This makes it a safer solution to repair the skin’s surface and restore elasticity.

2. Protection from Age Spots

The UV rays of the sun can damage the skin, resulting in age spots and discoloration on the face. The antioxidants found in rosehip oil combat free radicals that cause sun damage. The vitamin A, combined with the oil’s essential fatty acids, can help improve skin tone, texture and pigmentation.

While too much sun exposure can decrease collagen, vitamin C can help counteract this damage. The oil is deeply moisturizing and aids in removing redness and irritation. These properties also make rosehip oil a possible treatment for rosacea.

3. Helps With Eczema and Reduces Scarring from Acne

The essential fatty acids found in rosehip oil can help get rid of scars and reduce the effects of eczema by promoting skin regeneration. Essential fatty acids are emollients, which improve the skin’s flexibility and permeability and help the skin repair itself.

The vitamin A can play a role here as well since it has the ability to improve skin texture and tone. Also, these essential fatty acids aid in reducing dry scalp and itchiness that are often caused by chemicals in most store-bought shampoos.

4. Boosts the Immune System

Because rosehip oil is one of the best sources of vitamin C, and since vitamin C helps treat infections and boost the immune system, it makes for a great option to help keep the immune system strong. Besides being an antioxidant, vitamin C is responsible for collagen production in the body, which is an important element in the structure of bones and muscles. Also, vitamin C aids in the proper absorption of iron that produces red blood cells. (5)

5. Helps Reduce Osteoarthritis

According the the University of Maryland, rosehip tea is a great option to help reduce inflammation in the body. Anyone suffering from osteoarthritis can benefit by having a cup of rosehip tea on a regular basis. Arthritis Research UK reported a study regarding the effects of rosehip for patients who had osteoarthritis. They found that those who were given rosehips had a positive affect versus those that were not.

Ultimately, the rosehip significantly improved hip flexion when compared with the placebo. Significantly more participants in the active treatment group reported a reduction in pain compared with the placebo group. The rosehip group also had a reduction in some disease-related symptoms (like morning stiffness) and a significant decline in painkiller use. Reports have also shown that relief of inflammation be can be found by adding rosehip oil to your bath water. (6) (7) (8)


Tips on How to Use Rosehip Oil

  • Rosehip oil is delicate and can easily go rancid, so it’s important to take great care of it. Oftentimes, vitamin E oil is added to improve shelf life. Keeping it in the refrigerator or stored in a cool, dark location can help prevent rancidity.
  • Though it’s more expensive, cold-pressed rosehip is best because it hasn’t been altered by heat and, therefore, retains more nutrients. 
  • Because rosehip oil classifies as a dry oil, it absorbs quickly into the skin. You can apply the oil directly to the face using gentle, massaging motions or use it in numerous skin care recipes.
  • It’s a good oil to experiment with for DIY lotions, such as this Silky Rosehip Face and Body Lotion.
  • Applying the oil twice a day can have great benefits, but it is important to note that rosehip oil does not protect against sunburn.
  • And while it can prevent and reduce acne scars, it should not be applied directly to active acne.
  • If you have oily skin, make sure to test an area first to ensure the product won’t clog your pores, causing unwanted flare-ups.
  • Last but not least, because it is a dry oil, meaning it absorbs quickly without leaving an oily skin residue, it may be best for normal to dry skin users.

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  1. Lisa says:

    Thank you for this useful information! I’m excited to read more!

  2. Rene says:

    Where can I get rosehip oil?

  3. Kathy says:

    Since roses are one of the most chemically treated flowers, where can I buy organic rose hip oil?

  4. Stephanie says:

    I found Rosehip oil on Amazon.

    • Carol says:

      Young Living should have it.

    • Jennifer says:

      Vitacost carries Rosehip seed oil.

    • april says:

      I would be careful of what gets purchased on amazon, unless items are coming directly from companies that make them, I have heard that some sellers, are purchasing str. from the manufacturing companies, undoing lids, putting less quality oils into the jars, and re packaging them, hard to know the difference when product arrives, SO it maybe cheaper, and if its much cheaper it too good to be true, and I would stay away. Did anyone see the article about OLIVE OILS from Italy, some 75 % of the oils, are not what they say they are in the bottles! think twice if you see an Essential oil that is a ROSE, or FRANKINCENSE, JASMINE, or even Lavender that is really cheap….its not the real deal. rose oil, jasmine are oils that very expensive perfume companies use, and they only buy the best, the essence last longer, and is stronger, and cost is about 70 to 150.00 + for a 5ml bottle of the real deal…..and in some cases that is considered cheap!

      • B. Barataria says:

        Rosehip Essential Oil and Rose Essential Oil are not the same thing as yur response suggests

      • aulbrea says:

        i dont have 150 to buy that expensive of a oil .

      • Kristin Stone says:

        April, what source did you find this out about amazon sellers? Please provide us with a link or some proof of this because I order from Amazon all the time and need to know!

      • Catherine says:

        That’s rubbish, sorry. There are quality assurance standards in place and 150? Any chance you work for a ‘luxury oils’ brand??

      • Lauren says:

        You got it twisted Rosehip is different to rise oil. In Australia, most roseip oils of about 30ml go for $30

  5. Roberta de Pina says:

    How/where can i get Rosehip Oil?

  6. Loretta says:

    What about (jojoba oil) infused Rose Hip oil? Is it still as healing?

  7. Ruth says:

    Wanted to learn more about Rosehill Oil.

    • Anna says:

      Mountainroseherbs.com
      They sell nice products with a lot of useful information.

      • Tena says:

        I buy a lot of stuff from them! Great service! Great products! MRH is the only place I will buy EO’s from. The quality of their oils is the best I have found!

  8. maria says:

    How can i use this with oily skin?

  9. Gloria Skipper says:

    Well having read about rose hip oil above i have requested the free book, at 67 i feel I need all the help i can get to nourish my skin and benefit my body as a whole, so Im going to buy some and read the free book when it arrives, can not wait! ill let you know how it all goes.

  10. Diane says:

    I have been using coconut oil , almond oil with rose hip oil is that a good combination.

  11. ErinK says:

    Can rose hip oil be used as a carrier oil for essential oils? Right now I’m using argon oil as a carrier for a blend I make.

    • Judy Bernes says:

      Absolutely! As stated, it isn’t an Essential oil, so compare it to argan, jojoba, almond, coconut etc.
      The bottle I received from Now organic brand suggested adding these essential oils for a facial serum, which I did and it’s lovely on my face twice a day: to 1 oz Rosehip oil add 3-5 drops each of geranium and lavender and 1-2 drops patchouli. I use it either alone or add a pea-size amount to my moisturizing creme and blend. On my 3rd bottle of Rosehip and will never go without it!

  12. Kelcey says:

    Rosehip oil is awesome. It is a “1” on the comedogenic rating chart; this chart rates oils on how much they will clog your pores; a 0 does not clog pores and a 5 is the highest and will clog pores. I actually love hemp oil for my face; it is the only oil with a 0 rating. Coconut oil is a 4! I use it on my body but not my face.

    • Lisa says:

      Kelcey do you use the rosehip along with the hemp oil on your face? I use coconut oil bummer that it is a 4 did not know that. It sure makes my skin soft. My pours are really big what do I use to shrink them? Is there an oil for that?

      • Katherine says:

        I cannot use coconut oil on my face. It caused my skin to develop huge pores. I use it in my homemade body butters but never apply those to my face.

    • reece says:

      Where do you buy your hemp oil from? I seen one on Mountain Rose Herbs and was considering getting that, and the rosehip seed oil. Are their products 100% organic and cold pressed? I seen their rosehip seed oil was cold-pressed refined. Will it still offer the same benefits since refined? I have super sensitive skin so trying to find a good mix. New to the essential oil thing so just learning. I currently am using Argan oil and rosehip seed oil from NOW, but they have mixed reviews on their quality. Thanks for your help, and sorry for all the questions.

    • Nic says:

      Safflower oil is also a zero

  13. E. says:

    Can I get the same effects taking it as a supplement, instead of applying it topically?

  14. Lindsay says:

    Is Rosehip SEED Oil the same as Rosehip Oil?

  15. Elke says:

    What is the difference between rosehip oil and rosewood oil?

  16. Dana says:

    Thank you for this information. I am a DoTerra Wellness Advocate. We do not have ROSEHIP. Rose is too expensive. What do you recommend that I purchase, knowing I want the best quality at an affordable price?? I do not like buying out of a grocery store situation, as you don’t know what kind of fillers and such are put into these oils. Thank you in advance.

    • Jennifer says:

      Hi. I am a doTERRA advocate as well. There is rosehip oil in some blends such as immortelle and in some of the skin care items. I’m sure the concentration is low because it is expensive as you said. I think you can actually purchase rosehip oil if you are really high ranked and it’s really expensive.

      • Barataria says:

        I am a DoTERRA advocate also, but I do not use DoTERRA exclusively. Rosehip oil is not expensive. But Rose essential oil is. The two are not the same. I buy Rosehip oil from Camden Grey for about $4 per ounce for my facial serum. They are frequently out of stock so sometimes I make my own Rosehip oil by placing rose hip seeds in hemp oil and letting it soak for a couple of weeks before using. I discard after 6 months. I get the same results from the homemade as I do the purchased. I sell my custom facial serum in my store as well as using it personally. My face is much clearer, blemish free and softer since I started using Rosehip about a year ago.

  17. health and beauty girl says:

    I really want to use this oil for the anti aging benefits but it does make me breakout :(

  18. Chris DeVitto says:

    Thank you so much. This is the first time I have read really good information on Rosacea. Very helpfull information. Very informative.

  19. Gwen says:

    I found a serum with rosehip oil and lots of other oils from Young Living. Would this be the same as just using rosehip oil? Do you use it “straight”? The other oil they carry is Rose Oil which I assume is not the same as rosehip oil?

  20. Mary says:

    Last fall I gathered a basket of rose hips from wild roses and simmered them on the stove for maybe 30 minutes and them let them sit in extra virgin olive oil for a month.I then strained the hips and was left with an incredible product. I now have a wonderful mason jar of the most wonderful moisturizer. It has cleared my skin and feels great.

  21. Ruthie says:

    I just bought Vitamin C Oil. Thinking I should have bought Rosehip oil instead? More benefits? Anyone want to chime in.

  22. Nancy says:

    Rosemary’s Garden carries Veriditas Botanical s Organic oil. They are sourced from small organic and bio-dynamic farms around the world.

  23. Natalie says:

    Great Article! How do I know which Rose Oil is the best? I am with Dana, am a DoTERRA Wellness advocate and I know that all oils are not created equal. Any insight would be helpful! Thank you! Natalie

  24. Kendra Freeborn says:

    Dr. Axe,

    Could you tell me if you have any recommendations for Solar Urticaria. I don’t do supplements but I wondered if this oil would be helpful? I do fine if I’m out in the sun a lot and have a good tan, but if my tan begins to fade and/ or I don’t get out in the sun for awhile I get itchy little welts all over the exposed skin. I’m getting ready to spend the month of February in Florida and I’m trying to work something out before I go. It has gotten so bad this year that even if I sit in front of a window I’ll break out.

    Thanks so much for all your excellent articles, etc.

    Gratefully,
    Kendra

  25. Mar says:

    Can you believe Rosehip Oil is not made in the USA? Last I checked we live in a nice temperate climate that can def grow roses. All I see is Chile and Bulgaria as a source.

    • Clare says:

      As stated in the article the rosehip oil comes from a specific species of rose grown predominantly in Chile. Not all roses are the same.

  26. Rendeep says:

    Can it be shipped to southern part of India

  27. Kathleen says:

    can i use rosehips oil on and around my eyes?

  28. Ginger Caywod says:

    I have psoriasis and have had it for almost 20 yrs.I found that by living on the GulfCoast of Texas and wading in the gulf waters cures it . However in the winter months the psoriasis attacks my skin face not as much as on my legs and elbows.What combo of oils should I use? Or is Rosehip for me?
    Sincerly Ginger Caywood

    • shemika says:

      Try Auruverdic oils. Kalasakadi Kashayam. My daughter applies it every day, until it absorbed , and four hrs latter she takes shower since it had strong herbal scent. First two weeks she applied all over her body. Now she applies only on psoriasis patches.
      Good luck

    • kerri says:

      Have you tried organic black seed oil? My husband used to get it on his face so tried it on a lark and we were happy to find it actually worked. Sidenote not sure if he has psoriasis or eczema. But it was pretty bad. He only uses a small frops on the effected areas.

  29. Helen says:

    Can I use rosehip oil around my eyes. I know some oils will tend to make their way into the eyes and cause blurry vision.

  30. Willie mae says:

    Where can I get his oil from

  31. Willie mae Pearson says:

    Where can I get this oil from

  32. Pat says:

    When looking up places to purchase rosehip oil, I found two different names listed for the oil, “rosa moschata” and “rosa canina”. Is this the same oil?

    Also, I did not see a reply for this question: Can one use rosehip oil on, or around the eyes? I have been battling dry skin around, especially my left eye, for a while.

  33. Katarzyna says:

    i would like to buy it Many thanks for your extremely useful informations

  34. Fran says:

    I am 65 years old and would like to start using Rose essential oil. I very much want to learn how to make my own oils, organic. Where can I get information on how to start all of this process? Thank you

    • Terra says:

      There is some information on pinterest on how to make your own. But make sure your using good sources. And steamon usually hurts the quality. There’s really no way for us to do cold press ourselves. And if you get oils from plants from where they are digenous to it makes a huge difference in the quality. I’m a doTerra advocate and would be happy to talk to you about using essential oils. Although we don’t have rose oil bc it’s so rare. You can contact me http://www.mydoterra.com/terrachaney You can get 25% off and earn points to purchase oils.

  35. Lisa says:

    Can u add a few drops of the rose hip oil to your face cream .

  36. Mary says:

    Can this be used to treat burns resulting from radiation treatments for breast cancer?

  37. Marsha G says:

    I would like try this product for myself. I have adult acne and the scars that come with it. My 6 yr old also has a mild eczema. Where can I purchase this in its best form?

  38. Kim Diedrich says:

    I use Sukin organic rose hip oil for my face including around my eyes- no more dry eyes! I love that it is organic & natural and does not feel too oily. It cleared up keratosis pilaris on my atms, the little red bumps you get from dry skin trapping sebum oils. This is a wonderful product, worth every cent! I would use a carrier oil if you mix it with anything or an organic skin care cream. Never with a pricey skin care cream that contains fragrance & a million chemicals- you will undo the benefits! My eyes look & feel wonderful!

  39. Chetins says:

    Anatolian Treasures av-at.com is a wonderful source for essential oils
    at reasonable prices. Great company! I have never regretted any purchase

  40. ana luisa says:

    dr. axe, im ana luisa ,live en mexico city and i would like an appointment with you.

    my phone number is 0052 414 2739611

    can i have your office number so i can call you
    thank yo

  41. Sora says:

    Does rosehip seed oil helps for dark spot on your face?

  42. Judy says:

    I recently started using a serum of Rose essential oil, Geranium essential oil mixed with coconut oil. It feel fantastic on my face. I have never had open pores on my face until a few weeks ago. I now have over my right eyebrow about three open pores, they look like pin holes. Never ever having them before I immediately noticed them and the only thing I had done differently was use the serum. After reading that coconut is a “4” I’m now wondering if this could have caused the open pores. I welcome any thoughts and if anyone knows if it’s possible to close these pores, that would be great.

  43. Alean Ryce says:

    Dr. Axe
    I would like to know your thoughts on what company is best to purchase essential oils?
    Also, if oils like Frankincense and Myrrh can be added to commercial moisturizers?

    • JoDean says:

      I add frankincense to my moisturizer it works just fine. But my favorite thing is adding frankincense to my coconut oil and using that on my face.

  44. Dawn says:

    Rosehip is not an essential oil. It is a carrier oil. Try mountain rose herbs.

  45. JonGrant says:

    How can an oil be high in vitamin C. Vitamin C is water soluble.

    • Justin says:

      I enjoy a lot of the info on this website, but it frequently has to be fact-checked. Many claims are made that simply are not true. The Vitamin C in Rosehip Oil myth also appears to be myth for the reason you have stated – Vitamin C is not soluble in oil.

    • Maria says:

      Absolutely, they did scientific studies on patients, and it proved absolutely healing to these patients burns. Use Google and research it.

  46. Raque says:

    Hello, Im about to buy a few essential oils for hormonal balance and would really appreciate if you guided me regarding branding.
    I often buy it from an online store called Go Native. Is it a good source?
    the information under the oils is: 100% pure therapeutic grade, Plant part: fruit peel
    Extraction method: cold pressed, Origin: India.

    However, when I bought my lavender oil the other day from a health store, I noticed this product is Organic – 100% pure and natural.

    Go Native has better price deals but Im just not sure about the quality now.

    Is there any difference?

    thank you very much,

  47. Suzanne Kajder says:

    I have never used oils are all oils equal?

  48. Samsung says:

    Please help i want to buy rosehip oil by mountain rose herbs but its no available in INDIA.even if it is how do i pay in dollar. Plz reply

  49. Samsung says:

    Please help i want to buy rosehip oil by mountain rose herbs but its no available in INDIA.even if it is how do i pay in dollar. Plz reply .forgot to mention i live in the notheast part of India.

  50. Michelle W L says:

    Rosehip oil is excellent! I am 40 and have recently started applying it under and to the sides of my eyes every night before bed. After a month I have noticed the lines appear softer and the dark circles less obvious. It’s a great natural moisturiser and I don’t bother with the expensive eye cream anymore as this works better! I’ve also just started applying it to the frown line between my eyebrows too.

  51. Sophie says:

    Quality does matter…the oils effacacy is the potency and purity so be sure your dollars are being spent wisely…Where an oil comes from is extremely important and a good health care company will be transparent about this fact. Temperature and climate provides optimal conditions for a particular plant so deal with a company that harvests around the world, a company that will bring the world’s best health care product to you…do your research, get a sample and test the claim. Become an expert and share your wisdom…there are snake oil sale people everywhere and there are true health care advocates that can provide you with the help you are seeking.

  52. Ella says:

    For orders and inquiries on our pure 100% rose hip oil, pls like our page on Fb, els’ fragrances or call or wtsap me on +2347032509603 .

  53. Billie says:

    https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/rosehip-seed-oil/profile
    it is available on mountain rose herbs. Hopefully this link shows. They tend to have very good quality

  54. Luminita Thomas says:

    Hi, I got pretty big pores and blackheads and white dots under the skin. My skin is bit oily.
    Seems like all the creams that I use now increase the problems with the clogged pores, probably they are too rich.
    I tried to get rid of some blackheads and white commedons under the skin and I got a lot of bruises.
    Can hiprose oil help me with moisture for my skin?
    Do I have to use in combination with something else?
    Do I use cream after using the oil?
    Thank you so much for helping me

  55. Alva says:

    Hi Dr. Axe,
    Thank you for the informative, detailed and professional article. ☺
    Do you have any idea if i could use rosehip seed oil in conjuction with Apple cider vinegar? As I’m trying out this homemade ACV toner, and im wondering can i apply rosehip oil after toning my face with ACV, would they have any adverse reaction when in used together? Thank you very much. Cheers 😊 alva

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  1. Lisa says:

    Thank you for this useful information! I’m excited to read more!

  2. Rene says:

    Where can I get rosehip oil?

  3. Kathy says:

    Since roses are one of the most chemically treated flowers, where can I buy organic rose hip oil?

  4. Stephanie says:

    I found Rosehip oil on Amazon.

    • Carol says:

      Young Living should have it.

    • Jennifer says:

      Vitacost carries Rosehip seed oil.

    • april says:

      I would be careful of what gets purchased on amazon, unless items are coming directly from companies that make them, I have heard that some sellers, are purchasing str. from the manufacturing companies, undoing lids, putting less quality oils into the jars, and re packaging them, hard to know the difference when product arrives, SO it maybe cheaper, and if its much cheaper it too good to be true, and I would stay away. Did anyone see the article about OLIVE OILS from Italy, some 75 % of the oils, are not what they say they are in the bottles! think twice if you see an Essential oil that is a ROSE, or FRANKINCENSE, JASMINE, or even Lavender that is really cheap….its not the real deal. rose oil, jasmine are oils that very expensive perfume companies use, and they only buy the best, the essence last longer, and is stronger, and cost is about 70 to 150.00 + for a 5ml bottle of the real deal…..and in some cases that is considered cheap!

      • B. Barataria says:

        Rosehip Essential Oil and Rose Essential Oil are not the same thing as yur response suggests

      • aulbrea says:

        i dont have 150 to buy that expensive of a oil .

      • Kristin Stone says:

        April, what source did you find this out about amazon sellers? Please provide us with a link or some proof of this because I order from Amazon all the time and need to know!

      • Catherine says:

        That’s rubbish, sorry. There are quality assurance standards in place and 150? Any chance you work for a ‘luxury oils’ brand??

      • Lauren says:

        You got it twisted Rosehip is different to rise oil. In Australia, most roseip oils of about 30ml go for $30

  5. Roberta de Pina says:

    How/where can i get Rosehip Oil?

  6. Loretta says:

    What about (jojoba oil) infused Rose Hip oil? Is it still as healing?

  7. Ruth says:

    Wanted to learn more about Rosehill Oil.

    • Anna says:

      Mountainroseherbs.com
      They sell nice products with a lot of useful information.

      • Tena says:

        I buy a lot of stuff from them! Great service! Great products! MRH is the only place I will buy EO’s from. The quality of their oils is the best I have found!

  8. maria says:

    How can i use this with oily skin?

  9. Gloria Skipper says:

    Well having read about rose hip oil above i have requested the free book, at 67 i feel I need all the help i can get to nourish my skin and benefit my body as a whole, so Im going to buy some and read the free book when it arrives, can not wait! ill let you know how it all goes.

  10. Diane says:

    I have been using coconut oil , almond oil with rose hip oil is that a good combination.

  11. ErinK says:

    Can rose hip oil be used as a carrier oil for essential oils? Right now I’m using argon oil as a carrier for a blend I make.

    • Judy Bernes says:

      Absolutely! As stated, it isn’t an Essential oil, so compare it to argan, jojoba, almond, coconut etc.
      The bottle I received from Now organic brand suggested adding these essential oils for a facial serum, which I did and it’s lovely on my face twice a day: to 1 oz Rosehip oil add 3-5 drops each of geranium and lavender and 1-2 drops patchouli. I use it either alone or add a pea-size amount to my moisturizing creme and blend. On my 3rd bottle of Rosehip and will never go without it!

  12. Kelcey says:

    Rosehip oil is awesome. It is a “1” on the comedogenic rating chart; this chart rates oils on how much they will clog your pores; a 0 does not clog pores and a 5 is the highest and will clog pores. I actually love hemp oil for my face; it is the only oil with a 0 rating. Coconut oil is a 4! I use it on my body but not my face.

    • Lisa says:

      Kelcey do you use the rosehip along with the hemp oil on your face? I use coconut oil bummer that it is a 4 did not know that. It sure makes my skin soft. My pours are really big what do I use to shrink them? Is there an oil for that?

      • Katherine says:

        I cannot use coconut oil on my face. It caused my skin to develop huge pores. I use it in my homemade body butters but never apply those to my face.

    • reece says:

      Where do you buy your hemp oil from? I seen one on Mountain Rose Herbs and was considering getting that, and the rosehip seed oil. Are their products 100% organic and cold pressed? I seen their rosehip seed oil was cold-pressed refined. Will it still offer the same benefits since refined? I have super sensitive skin so trying to find a good mix. New to the essential oil thing so just learning. I currently am using Argan oil and rosehip seed oil from NOW, but they have mixed reviews on their quality. Thanks for your help, and sorry for all the questions.

    • Nic says:

      Safflower oil is also a zero

  13. E. says:

    Can I get the same effects taking it as a supplement, instead of applying it topically?

  14. Lindsay says:

    Is Rosehip SEED Oil the same as Rosehip Oil?

  15. Elke says:

    What is the difference between rosehip oil and rosewood oil?

  16. Dana says:

    Thank you for this information. I am a DoTerra Wellness Advocate. We do not have ROSEHIP. Rose is too expensive. What do you recommend that I purchase, knowing I want the best quality at an affordable price?? I do not like buying out of a grocery store situation, as you don’t know what kind of fillers and such are put into these oils. Thank you in advance.

    • Jennifer says:

      Hi. I am a doTERRA advocate as well. There is rosehip oil in some blends such as immortelle and in some of the skin care items. I’m sure the concentration is low because it is expensive as you said. I think you can actually purchase rosehip oil if you are really high ranked and it’s really expensive.

      • Barataria says:

        I am a DoTERRA advocate also, but I do not use DoTERRA exclusively. Rosehip oil is not expensive. But Rose essential oil is. The two are not the same. I buy Rosehip oil from Camden Grey for about $4 per ounce for my facial serum. They are frequently out of stock so sometimes I make my own Rosehip oil by placing rose hip seeds in hemp oil and letting it soak for a couple of weeks before using. I discard after 6 months. I get the same results from the homemade as I do the purchased. I sell my custom facial serum in my store as well as using it personally. My face is much clearer, blemish free and softer since I started using Rosehip about a year ago.

  17. health and beauty girl says:

    I really want to use this oil for the anti aging benefits but it does make me breakout :(

  18. Chris DeVitto says:

    Thank you so much. This is the first time I have read really good information on Rosacea. Very helpfull information. Very informative.

  19. Gwen says:

    I found a serum with rosehip oil and lots of other oils from Young Living. Would this be the same as just using rosehip oil? Do you use it “straight”? The other oil they carry is Rose Oil which I assume is not the same as rosehip oil?

  20. Mary says:

    Last fall I gathered a basket of rose hips from wild roses and simmered them on the stove for maybe 30 minutes and them let them sit in extra virgin olive oil for a month.I then strained the hips and was left with an incredible product. I now have a wonderful mason jar of the most wonderful moisturizer. It has cleared my skin and feels great.

  21. Ruthie says:

    I just bought Vitamin C Oil. Thinking I should have bought Rosehip oil instead? More benefits? Anyone want to chime in.

  22. Nancy says:

    Rosemary’s Garden carries Veriditas Botanical s Organic oil. They are sourced from small organic and bio-dynamic farms around the world.

  23. Natalie says:

    Great Article! How do I know which Rose Oil is the best? I am with Dana, am a DoTERRA Wellness advocate and I know that all oils are not created equal. Any insight would be helpful! Thank you! Natalie

  24. Kendra Freeborn says:

    Dr. Axe,

    Could you tell me if you have any recommendations for Solar Urticaria. I don’t do supplements but I wondered if this oil would be helpful? I do fine if I’m out in the sun a lot and have a good tan, but if my tan begins to fade and/ or I don’t get out in the sun for awhile I get itchy little welts all over the exposed skin. I’m getting ready to spend the month of February in Florida and I’m trying to work something out before I go. It has gotten so bad this year that even if I sit in front of a window I’ll break out.

    Thanks so much for all your excellent articles, etc.

    Gratefully,
    Kendra

  25. Mar says:

    Can you believe Rosehip Oil is not made in the USA? Last I checked we live in a nice temperate climate that can def grow roses. All I see is Chile and Bulgaria as a source.

    • Clare says:

      As stated in the article the rosehip oil comes from a specific species of rose grown predominantly in Chile. Not all roses are the same.

  26. Rendeep says:

    Can it be shipped to southern part of India

  27. Kathleen says:

    can i use rosehips oil on and around my eyes?

  28. Ginger Caywod says:

    I have psoriasis and have had it for almost 20 yrs.I found that by living on the GulfCoast of Texas and wading in the gulf waters cures it . However in the winter months the psoriasis attacks my skin face not as much as on my legs and elbows.What combo of oils should I use? Or is Rosehip for me?
    Sincerly Ginger Caywood

    • shemika says:

      Try Auruverdic oils. Kalasakadi Kashayam. My daughter applies it every day, until it absorbed , and four hrs latter she takes shower since it had strong herbal scent. First two weeks she applied all over her body. Now she applies only on psoriasis patches.
      Good luck

    • kerri says:

      Have you tried organic black seed oil? My husband used to get it on his face so tried it on a lark and we were happy to find it actually worked. Sidenote not sure if he has psoriasis or eczema. But it was pretty bad. He only uses a small frops on the effected areas.

  29. Helen says:

    Can I use rosehip oil around my eyes. I know some oils will tend to make their way into the eyes and cause blurry vision.

  30. Willie mae says:

    Where can I get his oil from

  31. Willie mae Pearson says:

    Where can I get this oil from

  32. Pat says:

    When looking up places to purchase rosehip oil, I found two different names listed for the oil, “rosa moschata” and “rosa canina”. Is this the same oil?

    Also, I did not see a reply for this question: Can one use rosehip oil on, or around the eyes? I have been battling dry skin around, especially my left eye, for a while.

  33. Katarzyna says:

    i would like to buy it Many thanks for your extremely useful informations

  34. Fran says:

    I am 65 years old and would like to start using Rose essential oil. I very much want to learn how to make my own oils, organic. Where can I get information on how to start all of this process? Thank you

    • Terra says:

      There is some information on pinterest on how to make your own. But make sure your using good sources. And steamon usually hurts the quality. There’s really no way for us to do cold press ourselves. And if you get oils from plants from where they are digenous to it makes a huge difference in the quality. I’m a doTerra advocate and would be happy to talk to you about using essential oils. Although we don’t have rose oil bc it’s so rare. You can contact me http://www.mydoterra.com/terrachaney You can get 25% off and earn points to purchase oils.

  35. Lisa says:

    Can u add a few drops of the rose hip oil to your face cream .

  36. Mary says:

    Can this be used to treat burns resulting from radiation treatments for breast cancer?

  37. Marsha G says:

    I would like try this product for myself. I have adult acne and the scars that come with it. My 6 yr old also has a mild eczema. Where can I purchase this in its best form?

  38. Kim Diedrich says:

    I use Sukin organic rose hip oil for my face including around my eyes- no more dry eyes! I love that it is organic & natural and does not feel too oily. It cleared up keratosis pilaris on my atms, the little red bumps you get from dry skin trapping sebum oils. This is a wonderful product, worth every cent! I would use a carrier oil if you mix it with anything or an organic skin care cream. Never with a pricey skin care cream that contains fragrance & a million chemicals- you will undo the benefits! My eyes look & feel wonderful!

  39. Chetins says:

    Anatolian Treasures av-at.com is a wonderful source for essential oils
    at reasonable prices. Great company! I have never regretted any purchase

  40. ana luisa says:

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    my phone number is 0052 414 2739611

    can i have your office number so i can call you
    thank yo

  41. Sora says:

    Does rosehip seed oil helps for dark spot on your face?

  42. Judy says:

    I recently started using a serum of Rose essential oil, Geranium essential oil mixed with coconut oil. It feel fantastic on my face. I have never had open pores on my face until a few weeks ago. I now have over my right eyebrow about three open pores, they look like pin holes. Never ever having them before I immediately noticed them and the only thing I had done differently was use the serum. After reading that coconut is a “4” I’m now wondering if this could have caused the open pores. I welcome any thoughts and if anyone knows if it’s possible to close these pores, that would be great.

  43. Alean Ryce says:

    Dr. Axe
    I would like to know your thoughts on what company is best to purchase essential oils?
    Also, if oils like Frankincense and Myrrh can be added to commercial moisturizers?

    • JoDean says:

      I add frankincense to my moisturizer it works just fine. But my favorite thing is adding frankincense to my coconut oil and using that on my face.

  44. Dawn says:

    Rosehip is not an essential oil. It is a carrier oil. Try mountain rose herbs.

  45. JonGrant says:

    How can an oil be high in vitamin C. Vitamin C is water soluble.

    • Justin says:

      I enjoy a lot of the info on this website, but it frequently has to be fact-checked. Many claims are made that simply are not true. The Vitamin C in Rosehip Oil myth also appears to be myth for the reason you have stated – Vitamin C is not soluble in oil.

    • Maria says:

      Absolutely, they did scientific studies on patients, and it proved absolutely healing to these patients burns. Use Google and research it.

  46. Raque says:

    Hello, Im about to buy a few essential oils for hormonal balance and would really appreciate if you guided me regarding branding.
    I often buy it from an online store called Go Native. Is it a good source?
    the information under the oils is: 100% pure therapeutic grade, Plant part: fruit peel
    Extraction method: cold pressed, Origin: India.

    However, when I bought my lavender oil the other day from a health store, I noticed this product is Organic – 100% pure and natural.

    Go Native has better price deals but Im just not sure about the quality now.

    Is there any difference?

    thank you very much,

  47. Suzanne Kajder says:

    I have never used oils are all oils equal?

  48. Samsung says:

    Please help i want to buy rosehip oil by mountain rose herbs but its no available in INDIA.even if it is how do i pay in dollar. Plz reply

  49. Samsung says:

    Please help i want to buy rosehip oil by mountain rose herbs but its no available in INDIA.even if it is how do i pay in dollar. Plz reply .forgot to mention i live in the notheast part of India.

  50. Michelle W L says:

    Rosehip oil is excellent! I am 40 and have recently started applying it under and to the sides of my eyes every night before bed. After a month I have noticed the lines appear softer and the dark circles less obvious. It’s a great natural moisturiser and I don’t bother with the expensive eye cream anymore as this works better! I’ve also just started applying it to the frown line between my eyebrows too.

  51. Sophie says:

    Quality does matter…the oils effacacy is the potency and purity so be sure your dollars are being spent wisely…Where an oil comes from is extremely important and a good health care company will be transparent about this fact. Temperature and climate provides optimal conditions for a particular plant so deal with a company that harvests around the world, a company that will bring the world’s best health care product to you…do your research, get a sample and test the claim. Become an expert and share your wisdom…there are snake oil sale people everywhere and there are true health care advocates that can provide you with the help you are seeking.

  52. Ella says:

    For orders and inquiries on our pure 100% rose hip oil, pls like our page on Fb, els’ fragrances or call or wtsap me on +2347032509603 .

  53. Billie says:

    https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/rosehip-seed-oil/profile
    it is available on mountain rose herbs. Hopefully this link shows. They tend to have very good quality

  54. Luminita Thomas says:

    Hi, I got pretty big pores and blackheads and white dots under the skin. My skin is bit oily.
    Seems like all the creams that I use now increase the problems with the clogged pores, probably they are too rich.
    I tried to get rid of some blackheads and white commedons under the skin and I got a lot of bruises.
    Can hiprose oil help me with moisture for my skin?
    Do I have to use in combination with something else?
    Do I use cream after using the oil?
    Thank you so much for helping me

  55. Alva says:

    Hi Dr. Axe,
    Thank you for the informative, detailed and professional article. ☺
    Do you have any idea if i could use rosehip seed oil in conjuction with Apple cider vinegar? As I’m trying out this homemade ACV toner, and im wondering can i apply rosehip oil after toning my face with ACV, would they have any adverse reaction when in used together? Thank you very much. Cheers 😊 alva

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