Common English Name: Rose Hip; also known as Rosa Mosqueta.
Botanical Name: Rosa rubiginosa, Rosa rugosa, Rosa canina.
Plant Family: Rosaceae.
Method of Extraction: Cold expression of the seeds or solvent extraction (refined oil).
Origin: In the Andes mountains of Chile and Peru.
Plant Description: A medium-sized wild bush with white and pink flowers; the flowers eventually form the “rose hip.”
Main Chemical Components: Linoleic acid, alpha-linoleic acid, oleic acid.
Blends Well With: Essential oils, other carrier oils.
Uses: Mature skin, dry skin, dehydrated skin, damaged skin.
Fun Fact: Rosehips were eaten as a sweet meat in Medieval Europe.
Cautions for Use: Possible skin irritation in some people.