Firstly you will need the main ingredient, rosehip oil. Now you have two options, firstly, to infuse your own rosehip oil and secondly to purchase ready-made cold pressed organic rosehip oil from Naturesfarm.co.za
Making Your Own Rose Hip Infused Oil
You can use foraged or alternatively purchase fresh rose hips from your local farm store or nursery, however they will require to be dried first. I would suggest if you really want to infuse your own rosehip oil, then rather purchase the dried rosehips, this will save a lot of time. I suggest purchasing the organic dried rosehips from Naturesfarm.co.za
When making the infused oil for this recipe, you will want to start with about 1/4 cup of dried rosehips and about 3/4 cup of carrier oil. I like to use a mixture of equal parts coconut oil, olive oil, and sweet almond oil, but you can use whichever oil you prefer. For extra shine you can add a tablespoon of good quality natural castor oil.
As the rosehip seed oil is very light and heat sensitive, we will combine it to our recipie at the end of the process, just before adding the lip balm into the containers.
Combine the dried rosehips and carrier oils in a container, then cover and let it sit to infuse in a cool and dark place for a month, to a month & ½. It will turn a beautiful pinkish orange color when it’s done infusing.
Creating your own Rosehip Infused Oil
- ¼ cup dried rose hips
- ¼ cup coconut oil (carrier oil)
- ¼ cup olive oil (carrier oil)
- and ¼ sweet almond oil (carrier oil), but you can use whichever oil you prefer.
Mix the dried rosehips and carrier oils in a container, then cover the container and let it sit to instill in a cool and dark location for 4-6 weeks.
Rose Hip Lip Balm Recipe
After you’ve made the rose hip infused oil, it’s time to make your lip balm!
This recipe makes about 170 grams/ml of lip balm. You will need small tins to keep it in, which you can purchase from West Pack Lifestyle.
- ½ cup rose hip infused oil (see instructions below)
- 1 ounce beeswax
- ½ ounce shea butter (I suggest, ising refined shea butter, as it won’t impart any scent)
- 1 Tbsp rose hip seed oil
- 12 drops sweet orange essential oil optional
Rose Hip Lip Balm
Put the rosehip oil and beeswax into the top container of a double boiler, and stir as the beeswax melts. ( (If you don’t have a double boiler, you can easily place a pot inside another pot and allow the bottom of the top part to touch the boiling water in the bottom part).
When the beeswax has entirely melted, include the shea butter and stir till it liquifies.
When whatever has actually melted, eliminate from heat and stir in the rose hip seed oil and sweet orange necessary oil (if utilizing).
Caefully put the mixture into little tins or lip balm tubes.
Let them cool undisturbed for a couple of hours. The lip balm will solidify as it cools.
Improved cocoa butter or mango butter can be alternative to shea butter, however due to the fact that they are harder, the end product might likewise be more difficult than the initial dish.