Rosehip oil is well known for its anti-aging properties and skin beautifying benefits, but did you know it can also help your fingernails? Its nourishing and restorative effect makes using rosehip oil for nails and cuticles an absolute treat!
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What is Rosehip Oil
Unlike rose essential oil, which is extracted from rose petals, rosehip oil is pressed from the fruit and seeds of the rose plant.
Rosehip Oil (aka rosehip seed oil) is rich in essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid (Omega 6), oleic acid (Omega 9) and linolenic acid (Omega 3). It is also a source of beta carotene, Vitamin C and other antioxidants that help prevent free radical damage.
Rosehip oil leaves skin looking fabulous. It easily absorbs into skin without feeling greasy. This beauty oil also won’t clog pores or cause breakouts.
What Rosehip Oil to Buy
When buying Rosehip Oil, be sure to buy only 100% pure, unrefined rosehip oil that has been cold pressed. Pure rosehip seed oil has an amber color. The name may imply that it smells like roses but it doesn't (that's rose water), it has a nutty aroma.
Refined rosehip oil takes out some of the color and odor (which some may prefer), but it also removes some of the natural essential fatty acids in this oil which offer the beneficial properties we want.
Organic Rosehip Oil is best. It should come in a dark glass bottle. Here are 2 brands I like (click pictures to learn more):
Rosehip Oil for Nails
Here are some benefits of Rosehip Oil:
- Heals dry and cracked skin
- Restores cuticles
- Nourishes the nail bed and cuticles
- Improves healthy nail growth
- Reduces brittle nails
- Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
Read More about Rosehip Oil Uses & Benefits.
DIY Nail & Cuticle Roller Blend
This blend is perfect if you have dry cuticles, brittle nails, or just looking for some healthy nail growth.
- 4 drops Lavender essential Oil
- 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
- 2 drops Rose absolute
- 2 teaspoons Rosehip Oil
- 10 ml Glass Roller Bottle
Add essential oils to roller bottle, fill rest of bottle with rosehip oil. Place roller top on and shake to blend oils together. 4% dilution.
To use, roll over fingernails and gently massage into nail bed and cuticles. Reapply as needed.
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