Rose Hip Facial Oil: Homemade Face Serum

October 16, 2022 0 Comments

Rose Hip Facial Oil: Homemade Face Serum

This rosehip facial oil is made with a simple infused oil using fresh or dried rose hips. This rose hip serum is wonderful for moisturizing, healing, and revitalizing dry or aging skin. With anti-inflammatory properties and many vitamins and minerals, rose hip face oil will soothe and protect the skin where you most need it!

DIY Rosehip Facial Oil

Rosehip facial oil is an easy-to-make infusion that has wonderful soothing and anti-aging benefits for the skin. If you have freshly foraged rose hips, they are perfect to use in this recipe. Otherwise, dried rose hips work great too.

Any kind of rose hips can be used for this face oil. To harvest them fresh make sure they are red or orange in color and detach from the stem easily. Let them air dry for a day or two before making the oil for better results.

Don’t worry about removing the seeds and irritating hairs ahead of time, they will be strained out once the oil is infused.

Fresh foraged rose hips of any type can be used for this recipe

Rose hips have tons of skin benefits. When infused with skin-supporting oil they can moisturize, brighten, and reduce inflammation and signs of aging.

Use this rosehip oil on skin that is acne prone, red, dry, chapped, or scarred. The soothing, healing and calming results are unmatched!

Jojoba oil is a popular carrier oil that works great for infusions, due to its stability. It absorbs into the skin wonderfully because it has similarities to our skin’s sebum.

Sweet almond oil is another wonderful carrier oil that has fatty acids as well as vitamins that are good for the skin.

Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant that appear in fall and sometimes through winter in milder climates. They have one of the highest concentrations of vitamin C available. Along with being edible and nutritious, rose hips also have wonderful value and benefits for the skin.

How to Make Rose Hip Face Oil

Infuse the Oil

Put the rosehips in a 12 or 16 ounce jar. I used dried rose hips, but fresh ones can also be used.

Pour the jojoba and sweet almond oil into the jar, they will be covering the rose hips. These oils together make a lovely infused oil that feels so soothing on your skin.

Slow-infused method: Cover and gently shake the jar to combine the oils and rosehips, then set it in a cool, dry, place that is out of direct sunlight. Leave it for 2-3 weeks to infuse.

Quick heat-infused method: Fill a pot with water and set the jar of oil and rosehips into the pot. Simmer the pot on low for several hours to slowly heat the oil inside the jar.

Once the jar and oils are warm, turn the stove off and let the jar stay in the warm water bath for the rest of the day. Once it is cooled completely at the end of the day, remove the jar from the pot to strain.

Strain the Oil

To strain the infused oil, pour it into a bowl or a measuring cup with a pour spout. I prefer a cup with a pour spout personally, it makes adding it to the small jars easier.

As you pour it into the measuring cup, use a mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth to strain out the rose hips.

If you are using foraged rose hips, I recommend using several layers of cheesecloth (or even a coffee filter) and a fine mesh strainer to strain out the seeds and irritating rosehip hairs.

Transfer and Store

Once the oil is completely strained, transfer it to your bottle of choice.

To store rosehip facial oil, use a dark bottle that will protect the oil from light, and keep it in a cool place. I really like these dropper bottles from Mountain Rose Herbs.

During hot summers without air conditioning, I recommend storing the rosehip serum in the refrigerator.

How to Use Rosehip Facial Oil

Use rosehip facial oil in the morning and evening. Layer it on underneath any creams over your face, neck, and decolletage.

This soothing serum can be applied on your shoulders and back as needed if there are areas of redness, irritation, dryness, or blemishes.

Rosehip serum is good for dry, aging, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. It has also been known to help balance out uneven skin tone and reduce the appearance of scars.

This infused oil soaks in beautifully and will heal and revitalize your skin giving you a healthy glow as well as reducing wrinkles, inflammation, and blemishes.

This rose hip serum has a lovely scent, and rich texture and is a perfect herbal skincare recipe to try.  With how easy it is to make, and how soothing and effective, there is no reason not to! 

Can rosehip serum be used together with vitamin C serum?

Yes! These two serums are known to complement each other well.

Can rosehip facial oil be used as a moisturizer?

This infused oil can be used as a moisturizer. It will soften and hydrate, so it will depend on your skin’s needs. If your skin produces too much oil, using an oil like this will signal your skin to not overproduce its own oil and may be all you need.

However, if your skin is excessively dry, you may need to still use a cream. Try a few things out to see what works best for you!

More rose hip recipes

Rosehip Facial Oil

Rosehip facial oil made is made with a simple infused oil. This rose hip serum moisturizes, heals, and revitalizes dry, red or aging skin.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Fill a 12 or 16 ounce glass jar with 4 ounces of fresh or dried rose hips (or 8 ounces fresh rose hips that have been air dried for a day or two). Pour in 4 ounces of jojoba oil, and 8 ounces of sweet almond oil.

Slow Infused Method

To slow infuse, gently mix the closed jar and leave it in a cool dry place for about 2 weeks. Now it is ready to strain.

Quick Heat Infused Method

To heat infuse, fill a pot with water and place your rose hip oil jar inside the pot. Allow the pot to simmer on low for several hours, slowly heating the jar and oil inside. Turn off the heat from the stove and let the jar rest in the hot water bath for the rest of the day as it cools. Carefully remove your jar to get it ready to strain.

To Strain the Infused Oil

Using a fine mesh strainer and cheesecloth, pour the rose hip oil into the strainer. If you are using foraged rose hips, I recommend using several layers of cheesecloth (or even a coffee filter) and a fine mesh strainer to strain out the seeds and irritating rose hip hairs.
Transfer the strained oil into a glass dropper bottle (or bottle of choice).
  • If you are using freshly foraged rose hips it's best to let them air dry for a day or two before using for best results.
  • When straining, I like to catch all that wonderful infused oil into a measuring cup. That way it is easy to use the spout to transfer it into the final bottle.
  • This rose hip serum has a lovely scent and a rich texture, and is a perfect herbal skincare recipe to try.
  • I recommend a dark glass bottle to store rose hip facial oil, so it is protected from light and heat.
  • In a very hot season, it may be beneficial to store this infused oil in the refrigerator. 

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