Product Rating: 4.5/5 (As per 11 Customer Reviews)
Standardization: 5% Ascorbic Acid
Botanical Name: Rosa canina
Rosehip is the fruit of the rose plant with the extract powder coming from the seeds and shells. It is high in vitamin C as well as 32 other minerals and vitamins such as beta carotene, bioflavinoids, calcium, citrates, citric acid, iron malates, malic acid, niacin, phosphorus and vitamins A, B1, B2, E, K. The fruit is typically red to orange, but also may be a dark purple in some rose species.
Common Uses: Rosehip Extract has been traditionally used as a remedy for the symptoms of joint pains. Being rich in Vitamin C, it contains natural antioxidant properties and can be used in skin care products to promote elasticity and maintain the suppleness of the skin. It can be used as an ingredient for astringents. It also has soothing properties and can be used in tinctures and body balms. Tincture Usage (1 g per 100 ml).
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Rating: This is one of my favourites! The colour is absolutely beautiful in cream and soap. Love love love.
By:Anya, Oshawa, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Jun-2015
Rating: I would like to clarify some misunderstanding and, from my point of view, unfair rating of this product:
This extract gets its pink color from the red pigment, called ANTHOCYANIN. Red cabbage, lungworts and many other plants, beside roses, also have this pigment.
The color of anthocyanin can be red, purple or blue-gray. It depends on pH of the solution. In acidic environment it is pink, in alkaline - blue. Always.
Do not expect pink color in CP soap with pH 9-10. You will never get it. It is basic chemistry, which has nothing to do with the quality of this particular product. Try a shampoo or cream with pH 5-6 instead.
By:Elena, Edmonton, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 17-May-2013
Rating: This extract has a wonderful colour and aroma. Reminds me of blackberries or drinking "Ribena" as a child! I have added it as a key ingredient to my seaweed facial masks; much as I love the wonderful NDA seaweed extract and I use it in soaps as well it does not have a great aroma, but I can successfully mask this by adding the Rosehip extract..plus I get all the additional benefits of the Rosehips! Of course the lovely red colour just gets mixed in with the seaweed so you do lose that.
By:Elizabeth, Holland Landing, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jan-2006
Rating: Gorgeous pink colour! One of my favourite botanical extracts from NDA!
By:Madison, Hamilton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Mar-2012
Rating: I tried this in bath bombs and they turned out beautifully! The scent is light but soothing and the colour ranges from light to dramatic depending on how much is used. Highly recommended!
Rating: I used it in soap hoping it would give it even a pink colour, but nope, I got a grey colour. Not very 'pretty' so I added some mica to save that batch. My advice is not to use it for it's colour as it's very deceiving, but use it more for it's medical benefits, and it's got a very light, but lovely floral scent.
By:Melanie, Dundas, New Brunswick
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Sep-2012
Rating: I used it in the bath bombs hoping it will color them in natural red color. They were pink though when I made them, next day they turned grey. I am not sure how it works in soaps but it does not work as a colorant for bath bombs.
By:Marina, Calgary, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Sep-2011
Rating: Turned the ribbons of what I hoped would be pink to black in my m&p soap. Luckily this made the soap yellow and black stripes. So I called it a Bumble Bee's Dream and scented it lavender and chamomile. Love the dark colour it gave, definitely will use it again to achieve dark black current colour.
By:Samantha, Holland Landing, Ontario
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 12-Feb-2010
Rating: I was a little upset when I first got this because it smelles really weird. But then when I put it in my melt and pour soap it smelled really good! Go figure. But I'm really happy with it. Its a beautiful colour and has great benefits for your skin. It turned my soap kinda pink with tiny red spots. It looks cute. I would buy this again.
By:Christine, North Vancouver, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Sep-2010
Rating: This turned a dark charcoal colour in my m&p soap. I was hoping that it would act as a wonderful natural dark red colorant for my soap.
Rating: Makes a great colouring agent for soap making. Colour is very powerful.
By:Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jun-2006
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).