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Tutorial: Make Your Own Anti-Ageing Facial Oil

You heard me bang on about the benefits of rosehip oil a few posts ago (here). Here's how you can save yourself a lot of money by making your own premium grade facial oil. Use your oil on your face or body, under moisturisers, as a healing oil or turn it into a cream or balm (further tutorial coming for those). 

It really is so easy to make and rosehips are plentiful especially at this time of year, you want to ensure you're choosing the red-juicy hips rather than the green ones as they contain less lycopene and aren't really a huge benefit to your finished product. 

You will need some rosehips, a pot, a bottle or jar to keep your finished product in and some oil (Olive, Almond, Grapeseed, coconut or any skin safe oils). You can purchasing empty bottles and pots on Ebay and Amazon as well as a variety of sites across the net. 

Let's get started...

Put your rosehips into the pot and cover them with oil. Gently heat your rosehips until they become a gooey mushed up mess, take them off the heat and allow them to sit in the covered pot until cooled. Once cooled mush them up further by mashing them or blitzing them for a few second with a hand blender. Cover them once again with some more oil and allow them to sit once again for an hour or two or even overnight's if you can.  

Now that your rosehips have had some time to macerate with your oil what I typically do is pop the whole mixture into a container and I leave it in a dark place for a week or two (my kitchen cupboard typically) shaking the mix gently once-a-day. Once it's really had a good amount of time macerating you can then sieve the mixture with either a fine fabric, cotton or tea towel. 

Really squeeze every last drop out of your mixture, if you wanted to add in any essential oils (lavender, frankincense, neroli, cedarwood or even juniper are great for facial applications) or extra oils such as Vitamin E, now's the time to do so.   

Decant your oil into your chosen bottle. An empty pump bottle or spritz bottle is the best option for easy application.


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