Yoga & Aromatherapy

Rosehip Seed Oil

The month of May should be a time of change and growth as we move towards the summer months. Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing, it’s time for some self-care; time to revive yourself and your skin. It’s time to bring some much-needed balance to mind and body.
The perfect oil for this month is rosehip seed oil (rosa rubiginosa). This is a beautiful oil made from the fruit of the rose and has long been used by the Egyptians, Mayans and native Americans for its amazing, healing properties. Although it’s not really an essential oil, it is normally classified as one as it has far more properties than most carrier oils.
Rosehip seed oil is a lovely rehydrating and rejuvenating oil, which we all need right now to help boost and regenerate our minds and bodies. Try using it on its own as a nourishing facial treatment. Spend some time giving yourself some much-needed self-care. Really take your time massaging it into your skin so that you not only give yourself a free facial, but also allow the vitamin A and E to sink into the skin and boost cell regeneration and stimulate collagen.
Rosehip seed oil is also higher in vitamin C than oranges, so massaging it into the whole body, especially around the chest, will help boost the immune system and lift and brighten your skin and your mood ready for the upcoming lighter, brighter months. Generally safe for all to use.

Julia White is a yoga teacher and aromatherapist (

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