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Rose Hip Cosmetics Uses

Updated on December 23, 2013

Magic of the Wild Rose

Rose Hip fruit, roots and petals are used in medicine, but they are also great to make some cosmetics and cooking. Enjoy some simple Do-It-Yourself beauty and gourmet recipes.

Rose hip blossom
Rose hip blossom

2 Recipes for Sensitive Skin

  • Rose hip spray

Pour one glass of boiling water onto 2 tablespoons of shred rose hip petals, let them stew for 30 minutes. Cool down the infusion and filter it. Pour it inside a sprayer and spray it on your face from time to time. It's very refreshing.

  • Rose hip and starch mask for irritated skin

Pour one gass of boiling water onto 2 tablespoons of rose hip petals. Cover them. Let them stew for 30 minutes, fliter them, add some starch to make the mixture consistent, spread over your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Then wash it off with warm water. This mask is good for both sensitive and irritated skin.

Ice cubes with rose hip petals
Ice cubes with rose hip petals

2 Recipes for All

  • Rose hip ice cubes

Infuse rose hip petals and pour the infusion in an ice moulder. Put it in the freezer compartment. In the morning run an ice cube on your face, neck and chest. This is very skin-tonisizing and wrinkle-smoothing.

  • Rose hip blossom and oats facial mask

Pour a glass of boiled or mineral gas-free water onto 5 rose hip blossoms, let it stew for 30 minutes, filter and add crushed rolled oats. Make a porridge-like mixture. Put it on your face and neck. 30 minutes later wash it off with warm water.

How To Tell Your Skin Type

Dry skin
Normal skin
Combination skin
Oily skin
feels stretchy
neither feels stretchy nor oily
feels oily in T-zone and dry/normal elsewhere
feels oily all over

2 Recipes For Normal Skin

  • Tonisizing and Nourishing Facial Mask

Mix 1 tablespoon of rose hip oil with 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 egg yellow. Apply the mask to your face. Avoid the area around your eyes. Leave the mask for 15 minutes, then wash it off with warm water. This mask both tonisizes and nourishes your skin.

  • Facial Mask for Tired Skin

Mix 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice, 1 tablespoon of thick cream, 20 drops of rose water or rose hip petal infusion and beat up till it gets foamy. Apply the mixture to your face. 30 minutes later wash it off with warm water. Wipe your face with rose water or rose hip petal infusion.

2 Recipes for Dry Skin

  • Nourishing and Moisturizing Facial Mask

Grate an apple without skin. Add 1 tablespoon of rose hip oil. Mix thoroughly. Apply the mask for 10 -15 minutes, then wash it off with warm water.

  • Cleansing Facial Mask

Pour 1 glass of hot water onto 2 tablesoons of dry crushed rosehips. Boil for 10 minutes on a low fire. Let it stew for 30 minutes and filter. Mix 1 tablespoon of cottage cheese with an egg yellow and add it to the rose hip infusion. Apply the mask to your face for 20-30 minutes, wash it off with warm water. Your skin will look fresh.

Dried rosehips
Dried rosehips

2 Recipes For Oily Skin

  • Pore tightening cleansing facial mask

Pour half a glass of boiling water onto 1 tablespoon of rosehips, pour everything into a thermos and let stew for one hour. Then filter it. Mix 4 tablespoons of the infusion with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix separately 1 yellow of an egg with 1 tablespoon of curdled milk, then add it to the rest of the mixture. Apply the mixture to your face for 15 minutes, then wash it off with warm water. This mask recipe is time-consuming but it is worth it. Pores get tightened, the skin is purified and looks healthy.

  • Refreshing facial mask

Pour some boiling water onto 1 tablespoon of rose hip blossoms, cover them and let stew for 3 minutes. Then remove the water. Add one tablespoon of shred parsley and 1 tablespoon of curdled milk. Mix thoroughly. Apply the mixture to your face for 15 minutes. then wash it off with warm water.

Cooking from Rose Hip

Did you know you could also use rose hip in cooking? You can make marvelous jams, sweets, kissels, marmalade and candied fruit. Would you like to try rose hip coffee? Then read on.

Roast rose hip seeds on a low fire and brew just like coffee. You will like this drink with a very pleasant vanilla taste.

Rosehips on a bush
Rosehips on a bush

When is the Best Time to Harvest Rosehips?

The ideal period to harvest rosehips begins at the end of August and ends in October. But being late is not a problem. You can harvest rosehips touched by frost. Then you can make delicious juices and syrups from them.

If you harvest rosehips, remember that you cannot tear off the sepals as berries will get more easily damaged. You can only remove them just before the processing or after the drying.

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How Long Can you Store Rosehips?

Rose hips can be stored for quite a long time - for about two years. Bear in mind though that only bright red and orange firm berries are good for this. Dark red, overripe berries are no good: they get easily squeezed, and they are less rich in vitamins.

Do you have your own rose hip recipes? Please feel free to share in the comments to this article.


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      Anna Sidorova 4 years ago from Russia

      Thank you, ponder.

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      Irma Cowthern 4 years ago from Los Angeles,CA

      What a wonderful hub! I never knew rose hips could be used for cosmetics and cooking!