03 March 2015

Rose Salve for Dry Skin Recipe with Rosehip Seed Oil

This rose salve for dry skin uses rose oil and rosehip oil to moisturize even severely dry skin.  

Today, I'd like to introduce you to a new oil that you'll be seeing in future recipes.  Rosehip seed oil comes from rosehip fruit seeds.  

The oil is very high in essential fatty acids, so it's great for topical use on your skin.  It has vitamins A and C, which area also great for your skin.  
I made a salve with the oil because it has so many skin loving properties.  It's great for eczema, psoriasis, burns, scars, and stretch marks.  

My eczema is giving me problems again, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make salve to heal my skin.  This salve is also great for dry, cracked heels and dry cuticles.  

I made this rose salve recipe with the rose oil that I made last week.  I highly recommend making the rose infused oil because it has skin benefits of its own, but you could substitute it for olive oil or jojoba oil.  

Keep reading below the recipe for more ways to use rosehip seed oil.





Measure the rose oil, rosehip seed oil, and beeswax pastilles and place in Pyrex measuring cup.



Microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir.  Microwave another 30 seconds.  At this point, not all of my  beeswax pellets had melted.  I stirred it and let it sit for a few minutes until they dissolved.  


Pour in to a container and let cool.  The tin will be very hot, so do not try to move it for about an hour.  Mine was warm but mostly set up in about an hour.

    To use, apply to your hands other parts of your body to moisturize or heal.  This works great on psoriasis, eczema, and patches of dry skin.

    Use washi tape to decorate your boring tin!


    • Wet a cotton ball with rosehip seed oil and use to remove eye makeup or face makeup.
    • Spray on your face before applying makeup.
    • Use as is for an excellent body or face moisturizer.  If you have oily skin, it might leave your face greasy.  
    • Rosehip seed oil is said to reduce age spots and hyperpigmentation.  Use on dark spots to lighten them.