KOBASHI ROSEHIP SEED OIL 100% Pure Organically grown
LATIN NAME: Rosa Canina. Common name rosehip.
Rosa Rubiginosa, Rosa Mosqueta and Rosa Canina all have very similar fatty acids profiles.
SOURCE: Unrefined Expeller Cold pressed Rosehip seed.
Rose hips are picked in the wild so one should think there is a high probability both Rosa Rubiginosa and Rosa Mosqueta will probably end up in the same pressing, as the local people pick the fruit and bring them to press.
COLOUR: red orange
Some oils have cloudiness at the bottom and this is normal; they are the fatty acid waxes that solidify when cool and this is a good. When the temperature goes up they can become less noticeable.
Grows wild in the foothills of the southern Andean Mountains in Chile, and has its centre of distribution around 8th Region of Chile.
AROMA: of the seed, medium to strong oily
QUALITIES: You should be able to use at 100% on all parts of the body, unless you are sensitive.If applying near eyes as with any vegetable, nut or seed oil it is best to start by diluting in another carrier such as Kobashi Aloevera gel, Kobashi Lotion or Kobashi Coconut MCT. Do not put on top eye lid as this may run into eyes.
Rosehip Seed Oil is renowned for its outstanding skin regeneration properties and for toning down scar tissue.
The oil obtained from the seeds has a high content of non-saturated fatty acids, like oleic, linoleic and linolenic acid. Besides non-saturated fatty acids, the presence of carotenoids, flavonoids, vitamin C, o ketonic compound (namely 3-penten-propyl-ketone) and, recently, trans-retinoic acid has been detected. The latter could be responsible for some of the pharmacological and therapeutic properties of Rosehip Seed Oil. The rose (Rosa aff. rubiginosa) also known as sweet briar or eglantine, is found in South America, in particular in Peru, Chile and Argentina. It belongs to the Rosaceae family, subfamily Rosoideae, genus Rosa. A medium shrub up to 2.5 metres with hooked thorns. Fragrant bright pink flowers and deep green leaves.The seeds or hips are large, ovide to round and scarlet in colour.