Happy Skincare Saturday!
If you own the Purely Primal Skincare Guide, you know that we are big fans of skincare oils.
Don’t fear the oils for skincare! They’re incredibly nourishing and balancing to the skin. Natural oils are great choices for skincare! So let’s talk about one of our favorite healthy, plant-based oils – rosehip seed oil.
We love this definition of rosehip seed oil from the Blue Mountain Organics website:
“Rosehip seed oil is truly an amazing product, light amber in color, it is considered a “dry” oil, meaning that it soaks into the skin easily, and does not leave a greasy residue. This unique oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids and has carried much respect amongst professional journals and organizations as being a great agent in the fight against dry, weathered, and dehydrated skin. It works wonders on scars and is the predominant oil used for treating wrinkles and premature aging. It is a wonderful hydrator, and penetrates dry or damaged skin immediately. This oil may be used straight from the bottle as a moisturizer, or can be incorporated into a cream, lotion, facial oil, or massage oil. Because it is so gentle, rosehip seed oil may be used undiluted on the skin.”
We recommend rosehip seed oil for the following skin conditions: acne scarring, sun damage & discoloration, maturing skin (fine lines & wrinkles), dry skin, dermatitis, and psoriasis. (Note: rosehip seed oil is not recommended for acne-prone and oily skin.)
We’ve been experimenting with this versatile oil lately! We’re really lovin’ this nourishing, natural skincare recipe!
Homemade Nourishing Facial Cleanser
Use a small (tiny!) mason jar to hold the cleanser, and simply mix it together.
- 10 drops Rosehip Seed Oil
- 1 tsp. Aloe Gel
- 1 tsp. Coconut Oil Soap
- 1 tsp Manuka Honey (optional)
- 1 capsule Green/White Tea Force (optional, break & empty capsule into mixture)
- Stir to combine all ingredients.
- Pour a bit into the palm of your hand.
- Rub your hands together to create a rich lather.
- Gently massage your face to cleanse (massage for at least 30 seconds).
- Rinse with warm water, and pat dry.
- Bonus step: massage a few drops of Rosehip Seed Oil into your skin to moisturize.
(As with ALL skincare products, SPOT TEST this mixture on an inconspicuous area, like the inside of your arm, and WAIT 24 HOURS to ensure your skin does not react! To preserve the antioxidant value of the cleanser, we like to make small batches and store it in the refrigerator. We recommend you do the same.)
Thanks for reading!