It’s no secret that rosehip oil is beneficial for the face and hair. The naturally occurring oil was discovered thousands of years ago by the Andean Indians of Chile who then used it for its hair conditioning and rejuvenation properties. Rosehip oil is pressed from the seeds and fruits of the Chilean rosa canina or the rosa moschata bush. This makes it different from rose oils as they are made from the rose petals themselves.
Many people prize the oil for its for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It has been valued since the ancient times by Native American, Mayans and Egyptians for its many healing properties. This has sparked a recent interest in the oil and have initiated various studies on the potential application as a treatment for several diseases including skin disorders, inflammatory disorders, eczema, scars, blemishes, sun damage and health issues as well like hyperlipidaemia, obesity and cancer
Benefits of Rosehip Oil
The oil is packed with high quality vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids that can benefit the hair and scalp. The healthy fatty acids such as omega-3, also known as linoleic acid, and omega-6 are good for moisturizing and hydrating the skin. Together with omega-9, these fatty acids can protect the hair and scalp from tissue damage by the environment.
Rosehip oil is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, it is known to contain more vitamin C than that of an orange or a lemon. Vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant and along with vitamin A and lycopene, they can help reduce UV light damage cause by free radicals, boost collagen and moisturize the skin.
The vitamins promote the absorption of iron to strengthen the hair and give you hair a more rejuvenated look. Lastly, this ultra-rich oil contains vitamin E which encourages hair growth by preserving the other types of vitamins in the oil. Vitamin E also has anti-inflammatory properties that might help certain inflammatory conditions of the scalp.
The hair depends on healthy roots to grow and the oil can do wonders for your hair, from improving the natural appearance of the hair to battling free radicals and eliminate oxidants that may lead to hair loss.
These oxidants are easier to come by than you think, pollution, second-hand smoke and stress are just a few examples. The oil can help promote hair growth by fortifying the hair follicles and rebuilding hair for long, strong, lustrous locks.
Rosehip oil is readily absorbed by our scalps and the antioxidants within the oil prevent the hair from turning brittle by revitalizing and strengthening the hair while moisturizing the scalp without causing oily hair or adding weight to your mane.
The oil can be particularly beneficial for those with dandruff, flaky skin or brittle hair. The oil can be used for regular hair care as well, as it has the ability to eliminate split ends and de-frizz hair. Just by applying a little bit of the oil through your hair, your comb or brush will run through your mane effortlessly while you feed each individual strand with the strengthening oil.
Rosehip oil is extremely versatile and is not only extremely beneficial for the hair, it is perfect for the skin, too! Read up on our blog on the benefits of rosehip oil for the skin! Rosehip oil is known for its pro vitamin retinol content the precursor to Vitamin A, a super star heroine ingredient that is renowned to help restore elasticity whilst treating and diminishing UVA and UVB sun damage, photo-ageing, blemishes, uneven skin tone, marks and scars.
As if the rosehip oil can’t get any better, it can also be used as a stress reliever. The scent of the oil is intoxicating and is used in aromatherapy sessions. In a 2009 study, inhaling rosehip oil reduced autonomic responses such as systolic blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation and breathing rate. Participants were calmer and more relaxed than those in the control group.
Purearth Rosehip Oil: The Best Rosehip Oil
Purearth’s rosehip oil product – the Wild Rosehip Supercritical Face Oil (remember the versatility of the oil!) is a pure, precious and potent treatment for the face, hair and scalp. It is a single origin, single treatment product, with no preservatives, no additives, nothing added or taken away. It is 100% natural and as pure and simple as it gets. Bottomline, it is regarded as the best rosehip oil for hair in the industry by many experts.
With a stunning rich ruby hue, the rosehip oil benefits are pretty phenomenal we say. Our rosehip oil for face is truly special as it is hand-picked and wild harvested in the remote high-altitude Himalayas by our amazing micro-credit and women self-help groups. Through these partnerships with our source points, marginalized producers can have an opportunity to engage with urban markets on fair trade terms.
The ladies in the soaring altitude mountains of the Kullu, Lahaul and Spiti Valley forage these gorgeous wine-coloured pods, which they then bring home to carefully sort, grade, clean sift and dry in the crisp mountain air. These are then collected and extracted in the cleanest, purest form of CO2 or environment-friendly supercritical method of extraction.
Our rosehip oil is presented to you employing technology, which is environmentally friendly, 100% green and clean, using low waste methods. The way our rosehip oil is extracted is safe and responsible, the workers are not exposed to noxious fumes emanating from the use of hexane and harsh solvents which are typically used to extract essential oils.
How to Use Purearth Rosehip Oil?
We recommend that you take time to slowly massage the oil into your hair and scalp, making sure that you cover each strand, or you could use it as a spot treatment for those dry patches.
Massage the oil rosehip oil until evenly absorbed for intensive repair, healing and nourishment. Cover your head with a shower cap, leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse off before shampoo and conditioner.
As with all-natural botanicals and treatments results take time. Patience and persistence are key, it may even take several months to see results.
Natural treatments do not promise quick fixes or overnight results. Be consistent in your application and you will reap the benefits of rosehip oil which will leave you amazed!