Rosehip Oil

What is it? The oil pressed from the seeds of the rosehip plant.
Appearance Pale yellow liquid.
Texture Thin and smooth.
Scent Slight oily scent, nothing too noticeable, though I’ve heard some versions have a fruity tea-like scent.
Absorbency Speed Super fast—rosehip oil is a “drying” oil that sinks into the skin in an instant, leaving it feeling dry to the touch.
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Why do we use it in recipes? It’s rich in vitamin C and sinks into the skin really quickly.
Do you need it? No, but it’s a nice luxury oil.
Refined or unrefined? I’ve only ever used refined, and I like it.
Strengths Fast absorbency speed, vitamin rich.
Weaknesses It can aggravate acne, and can cause light sensitivity if it gets in your eyes. It’s also a bit pricey.
Alternatives & Substitutions Hazelnut oil is a good alternative in terms of absorbency speed.
How to Work with It Thanks to its super-fast absorption speed, it’s really useful for lightening up oil blends.
Storage & Shelf Life Stored somewhere cool, dark, and dry, rosehip oil should last at least two years.
Tips, Tricks, and Quirks It can aggravate acne if used in high concentrations.
Recommended starter amount 100mL (3.3fl oz) or less
Where to Buy it Buy it from an online DIY ingredient supplier or Amazon.

Some Recipes that Use Rosehip Oil

Hazelnut Oil

What is it? The oil pressed from hazelnuts.
Appearance Pale yellow liquid.
Texture Thin and smooth.
Scent Slight oily scent, nothing too noticeable.
Absorbency Speed Very fast—hazelnut oil is a “drying oil” in that it absorbs so quickly it leaves the skin feeling dry to the touch.
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Why do we use it in recipes? It’s astringent and sinks into the skin so quickly that it speeds up the absorption speed of anything you put it in.
Do you need it? No, but I would recommend you own at least one drying oil, and hazelnut is much less expensive than rosehip.
Refined or unrefined? I’ve only ever used refined, and I like it.
Strengths It’s very light, astringent, and is said to boost circulation and tone the skin.
Weaknesses It’s obviously not a good choice for anybody with nut allergies.
Alternatives & Substitutions Rosehip oil is similarly fast absorbing, but significantly more expensive.
How to Work with It I like it in lotions, and blended with heavier oils (like evening primrose) to lighten them up.
Storage & Shelf Life Stored somewhere cool, dark, and dry, pomegranate oil should last at least two years.
Tips, Tricks, and Quirks If you really want a nutty scent in your product, try using food grade hazelnut oil.
Recommended starter amount 100mL (3.3fl oz)
Where to Buy it  Buy it from an online DIY ingredient supplier or Amazon.

Some Recipes that Use Hazelnut Oil

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