How to Make Rosehip Oil

By Mary Smith. Updated: March 28, 2017
How to Make Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is considered one of the most effective skin regeneration and care products. It has revolutionised the world of cosmetics and is prized above all else to nourish the dermis, fight wrinkles and stretch marks, reduce the visibility of scars, as well as for the treatment of acne and many other skin problems. If you want to economically take advantage of all of its properties, in this OneHowTo article we'll explain to you in detail how to make rosehip oil.

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Steps to follow:

First, you should know that rosehip oil is extracted from hips, which are the fruits of wild roses, a shrub that can be found in woods and hedgerows. Therefore to make this oil at home, we must collect these fruits directly or purchase them. If you want to collect them, keep in mind that autumn is when they are ripe and ready to pick. It is also best done on sunny, dry days to avoid fungi that can spoil the oil preparation.

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How to Make Rosehip Oil - Step 1

Once you have acquired the hips, the process of making the rosehip oil is very simple. First, lightly rinse the rose hips and dry them very well with a cloth. Then, remove the edges of each of the hips with a knife and cut them in half to unleash all their interior contents and magnificent properties.

How to Make Rosehip Oil - Step 2

Now you only have to put all the halved hips in a glass bottle with a lid. For example, you can use any glass jar that packaged vegetables came in. Once you've put them in the jar, add almond oil and completely cover all the fruits with it. Almond oil is ideal to moisturize and beautify the skin deep down.

How to Make Rosehip Oil - Step 3

Finally, close the glass bottle well, store it in a cool, dry place and let it sit there for at least 20 days. Afterwards, strain the contents of the bottle for the ready-to-use resulting liquid.

How to Make Rosehip Oil - Step 4

It's that simple! Following these steps, you can make great rosehip oil at home and start using it on your skin. Notice how it improves your appearance and invigorates your looks. At OneHowTo, you can also read articles on other beneficial oils such as Grapeseed oil, orange essential oil or lavender oil, which are also useful for amazing natural treatments.

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  • Make sure you put the rosehip oil in a dark colored jar so your oil doesn't lose any of its original properties.
  • Store in a cool and dark place.

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Do these have to be from wild roses? Will it work with rose hips from roses in my garden?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Aine,

Roses from your garden should work great!
Brenda White
Would this be the same process using dried rosehips?
OneHowTo Editor

It will not be as effective since the oil will likely have dried out, but it may work a little. Best not to.
I have learned that oils do not loose effectiveness when in a dried plant form.
If there is any water in or on the rose hips this may cause mold.
I used your method, and I also opened a bottle to smell a fermented oil. I think this method would work if you use dried berries as they wouldn't ferment. I was pretty bummed to find a large jar of oil that I wasn't able to use as it was fermented.
Most recipes call for steeping the hips in a slowly in oil, bottling and storing in fridge. Is there any benefits in this method over the one presented here? I prefer not fussing with heating but have not been able to find any information with comparisons between the methods. thank you
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Mia,

Heat speeds up the extraction action, but it can also burn the oil and cook the hips, so it is advisable not to do it. Soaking them in the oil will also extract the essence. It takes more time, but is much less hassle and, importantly, it is safer. The most effective way is to use a still, but not many have this expensive and complicated equipment at home. Hope this clears it up!
This is an rosehip infusion not oil.
rosehips + oil make rosehip oil. What are you thinking about? an essential oil maybe?
I made this oil as directed and left for 25 days, when I opened the jar, the oil had almost a fermented smell to it. What did I do wrong?
OneHowTo Editor
Could you let us know where you stored it? It sounds like it may have had too much moist and thus started to ferment.
Your recipe and method are fantastic, great site will return to it again. Mary
Exciting to start making my own oil thank you
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