Homemade Hippie Wrinkle Cream

Rosehip Seed Oil

I have been researching oils lately. I love to use straight Jojoba oil out of the bottle as my facial moisturizer. In the shower, right before I get out I take a teaspoon or two of grapeseed oil and rub it all over my wet skin. I have tried Coconut oil in the past, but i find it too drying of an oil for my delicate skin. Recently I was asked to develop the perfect homemade anti-wrinkle cream, so I have been doing a lot of reading on the subject.

First of all, once you have wrinkles there is no magic potion that is going to make them disappear. Your best bet is prevention. That said, you can definitely reduce the appearance of wrinkles by staying properly hydrated, eating plenty of healthy fats (mmm butter!) exfoliating gently, and protecting your skin from the sun with an organic mineral makeup. I will post on mineral make up later, and my exciting discovery.

While many people spend small fortunes on external skin care—creams, potions and facials— healthy skin must start on the inside, nourished by a healthy diet. A diet low in refined carbohydrates and high in animal fats, rich in fat-soluble vitamins and the proteins that support skin and collagen integrity, is the basic recipe for skin health. Bone broths and stews rich in collagen help make skin thicker and healthier; lacto-fermented foods support intestinal health and gut integrity.

Just keep in mind that your skin absorbs 60% (at least) of everything that you put on your body. So put down that mineral oil laden bottle of junk from Walmart and lets get cooking on some homemade eye cream.

Lavender herb and essential oil

There are several oils that are excellent for the skin. The first is Rosehip Seed Oil. It is the best oil available for anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation.

The History
Rosehip seed oil is extracted from the seeds of a native rose plant which grows wild in Chile.  The oil has been used by native people in Chile for centuries, and has only been validated by scientists fairly recently.  The first major confirmation of its capabilities came in 1983, when the University of Santiago conducted research on 180 individuals.  These tests studied people with extensive facial scarring, acne scarring, deep wrinkles, UV damage, radiation damage, burn scars, surgical scars, premature aging, dermatitis, and other skin related problems.  In these tests, rosehip seed oil regenerated the skin, reduced scars and wrinkles, prevented the advancement of wrinkles and aging, and helped skin to regain its natural color and tone.  Since this time, other universities and labs have also completed studies, also yielding positive results.  Another well-known study in 1988 was conducted on twenty women between the ages of 25-35 with extensive premature aging to their skin.  Their skin was wrinkled, and had sun spots from overexposure to the sun.  After four months of applying rosehip seed oil daily, their wrinkles and sun spots had almost completely disappeared, and the skin had a fresher and healthier look.  Today, rosehip seed oil is exported around the world, and is used by the medical community, as well as in fine facial and cosmetic care products.

Benefits
Rosehip seed oil contains Vitamin A, which helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration, and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase.  This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity.  Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which further promotes healthy skin.  In particular, it is rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, which are important skin nutrients.  Rosehip seed oil has been used successfully to treat the following skin problems:

  • Stretch marks
  • UV damage from overexposure to the sun
  • Scars from surgery, burns, and acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Wrinkles and premature skin aging
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Dermatitis
  • Burns, including those from radiation and sunburns
  • Age spots
  • Brittle nails
  • Dry and damaged hair

Directions for Use
Rosehip seed oil is considered a “dry” oil, meaning that it soaks into the skin easily, and does not leave a greasy residue.  It is a wonderful hydrator, and penetrates dry or damaged skin immediately.  This oil may be used straight from the bottle as a moisturizer, or can be incorporated into a cream, lotion, facial oil, or massage oil.  Because it is so gentle, rosehip seed oil may be used undiluted on the skin, even on sensitive skin.  Rosehip seed oil is a safe, inexpensive, effective, and non-invasive product for preventing and healing damaged skin.

I ordered a bottle of Rosehip seed oil from Mountain Rose Herbs and I can’t wait for it to arrive. I am going to use it for 2 months and then post about my results. Maybe I should use it on only half of my face and take pictures. What do you think?

Rosemary: Should not be used by people with epilepsy

 

Homemade Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream

3 tsp jojoba oil

3 tsp apricot kernel oil

3 tsp Rosehip seed oil

5 drops carrot-seed essential oil

1 1/2 tsp beeswax pastilles

5 tsp rose-water (optional)

Place beeswax, jojoba, rosehip and apricot oils in a double boiler (I put my hillbilly glass jelly jar right into a pan of warm water). Heat very gently to melt wax. Stir well, remove from heat. Slowly stir in remaining ingredients. Place in fridge until set. Makes a small 2.5 oz jar. Use under eyes in the morning and evening.

I think this would make an excellent gift don’t you?

This recipe featured Nourishing Treasures and A Healthy Home Economist and Meet Me Monday

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99 Comments

  1. Alia said,

    March 4, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    I use a homemade oil blend on my face and neck twice a day. It works great, even around my eyes. Rosehip oil is a key ingredient in my oil too! Thanks for sharing!

    • March 4, 2012 at 2:21 PM

      I’m glad to hear it works for you. It’s one of my favorites. Maybe this is why you have such pretty skin Alia!

    • Yasmina said,

      June 10, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      I read all ur comments. Bought me some stuff to make my own cream tomorrow and will see how it goes

  2. March 4, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Awesome information!! I will share this on my Basic29 Healthy Living facebook page :)

  3. Shelley said,

    March 4, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Homemade gifts are always highly thought of. Yes please do half of your face and post the results. I am intrigued. I would not be brave enough or patient enough to do that.

  4. March 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    This is a great post! I’d love to have you share it on Wildcrafting Wednesday, I’m sure my readers would love it too! :)

    Thanks!
    ~ Kathy

  5. lstilwell said,

    March 8, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    This looks like a wonderful cream. I can’t wait to read how your experiment turns out.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Lisa

  6. March 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  7. March 14, 2012 at 2:57 AM

    This is awesome! :) I’d love for you to share it on Wildcrafting Wednesday!

    Thanks!
    ~ Kathy

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  10. April 3, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    another question- what is the rose- water ingredient? or am I just missing something?

  11. April 3, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Actually my dear that would be a typo :) I use Essential Oil of Rose, or whatever scent I’m in the mood for that day. Good catch!

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  16. Emma Hensey said,

    April 28, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    I dont have any jojoba – could I substitute it with an alternative? And what would you suggest. Many thanks.

    • April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

      Emma. Jojoba is the closest to your skins natural sebum, but other good ones to try would be Apricot Kernel Oil, Almond Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Argan Oil and Coconut Oil. Do you have any of these in the house?

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  19. Mallissa said,

    June 9, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Can you nix the beeswax and just use the oil as a blend for an all over face moisturizer?

    • June 12, 2012 at 3:23 PM

      Mallissa, Yes you can do that. In makes a great moisturizer. And it will keep a long time if you keep it in the fridge.

  20. Kristin said,

    July 6, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    Great concoction! My recipe is similar. I use rosehip, grapeseed, jojoba, vitamin e, neroli, carrot oil and rose water! Homemade recipes are 100x better than those grocery store paraben filled ones! :o)

  21. Faye Curtiz said,

    September 7, 2012 at 4:04 AM

    If you usually have sleepless night and you would like to be free from your issues on puffy eyes, then, there is no longer a need for you to look further since everything can just be found right within your kitchen.

    • Maya said,

      January 6, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      Thanks for sharing . If i wanna skip the wax and use the oil blend only , how much rose water you think i should use ? And by tsp , are you refering to table or tea spoon ? :)

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    October 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

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  23. Vioke Violet said,

    November 8, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    I work as a fashion photographer and it is not uncommon for me or a co-worker to get burned – lights, props – anything! When these accidents happen, without hesitation, i apply Made From the Earth “Pure Aloe Vera Treatment”. I keep this product on hand at all times. I went to the beach with my children and experienced the worse sun burn i have ever experienced. I fell asleep in the sun. I remembered this product was for burns and i prayed it would work… MAGIC is the best word for this product. It was soothing, fast acting, cooling, long lasting, non-greasy, non sticky.

    I went from being in tears to wearing clothes and leaving the house in 2 days.

  24. nicole said,

    November 10, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    is it ok and effective to just use the rosehip seed oil moistened on a cottonball directly to the eye area rather than making the “cream”?

  25. Jodi Hammer said,

    November 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Hi,
    Thank you for posting this information as I am so happy to learn about Rosehip Oil and its benefits. I am just starting to make body butters and I would love to make a facial product (butter or cream?) like yours. My concern is that your recipe contains rose water and I thought that once water is added then the mixture will need a preservative. Have you tried a recipe that omits the water and perhaps uses a butter or coconut oil instead of beeswax? Your thoughts are much appreciated!
    Thank You!
    Jodi

  26. brandusa enachescu said,

    November 28, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    Do you think it’s ok to add TUmeric to this eye cream?

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      Honestly dear, I don’t know. I have never tried it. Isn’t tumeric yellow? Would that stain the skin?

  27. Niki said,

    November 28, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    I’m curious, how did your experiment turn out? I just bought all of the goodies to make this today and would love to hear about how well your concoction worked. Thanks so much for sharing all of this; I’m always looking for ways to cut the chemicals and toxins from our home and for fun, homemade gifts for friends.

  28. Layla said,

    December 1, 2012 at 1:20 AM

    Hi. I can’t stand how the carrot seed oil smells. Would this eye cream be significantly less effective without it?

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:16 PM

      Use whatever is pleasing to you, it’s really not worth it to use something you hate everyday. Life is too short for that. Also some people disagree with the smell of something for a reason. Maybe your body doesn’t agree with that particular oil, and you should always listen to your body!

  29. Anita said,

    December 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Just made this eye cream for the first time. For some reason the rose water did not incorporate–it stayed separate from the oil/wax mixture. Any ideas?

  30. Amy said,

    December 18, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    i made this and it looks great but all the rose-water just settled at the bottom and i had to poke a hole in the hardened part to let all the water drain out. did i do something wrong? is the water intended to emulsify with the oils?

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:12 PM

      Someone else mentioned the same problem. I haven’t had this happen, so I’m not sure what’s going on. You could try re-heating it gently and mixing everything back up. You can also drain off the Rose water and live without it :) Let us know what works!

    • Anna said,

      January 29, 2013 at 6:25 PM

      I had the same problem when I mixed this eye cream for the first time. You should mix it really well, then it will work. My second time, I mixed the concoction for 20 mins with electric mixer and I got a smooth cream with no water. I read somewhere that 20 mins is a minimum mixing time when mixing oils and waters.

  31. April said,

    January 18, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Where can I find the results of your experiment?

  32. Susan said,

    January 20, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    What about olive oil? I want to make a cream for my face that will really work as I am temporarily without a job and don’t have enough money for expensive ingredients let alone face creams! I have heard jojoba oil, avacado oil, argon oil, and one other I cannot recall. Assistance please!
    Susan

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:01 PM

      Try it, it can’t kill you right? I find olive oil is a little bit clogging to my pores, so use a tiny amount if you do try it. If you’re without a job (we’ve all been there) try just using plain coconut oil as your face and body lotion for a while. It’s cheap!

  33. Hanna-Liina said,

    January 28, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    I have a question about the last ingredient. Is it rose-water or was it a typo (as commented later) and should be rose essential oil. How much in that case (5 tsp-s seems way too much). I tried with rose-water and some of it did not mix in.

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:58 PM

      I use rosewater. If you’re using essential oil it would be much, much less. Maybe 4-5 drops….

      • Anna said,

        January 29, 2013 at 6:23 PM

        I had the same problem when I mixed this eye cream for the first time. You should mix it really well, then it will work. My second time, I mixed the concoction for 20 mins with electric mixer and it worked. I read somewhere that 20 mins is a minimal mixing time when mixing oils and waters.

  34. rose said,

    February 7, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Where can I buy this cream ?

  35. Sarah said,

    March 27, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    As mentioned above when adding water to and handmade creams, lotions, balms, scrubs and so on it is very important to either use a preservative or use the product within a week. After a week bacteria and mold can start to grow :( In order to mix the oils and water together without them separating you need to use an emulsifier. Hope that helps

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  48. Naz said,

    May 8, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Thanks for sharing! I use jojoba and apricot as an eye serum everyday and works wonders. But I’m on my way to get rosehip and carrot seed oil and try this out.
    Thanks for the idea of giving it as a gift. My momma will love this!!

    • May 25, 2013 at 5:08 PM

      Naz, Thank you for commenting. Let us know how it turns out! I am still using this daily and love it!

  49. Tiffany said,

    May 20, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Hi there, thanks so much for the recipe. It works amazingly good under my eyes, the cream makes the skin moist all day long and this recipe is super easy to make. This cream is my new best friend…..:))

    • May 25, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      Tiffany, I’m so glad you like it! I have actually started using this cream on my hands and feet too. Thank you for commenting. I hope to see you around here often!

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  51. waterlily said,

    June 9, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Thanks for sharing your recipe, I don[t have apricot kernel oil, but I have peach, do you think it would work? :)

  52. waterlily said,

    June 9, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Sorry another question… I need to buy the rosehip oil, I have a choice of natural and deodorised… (both organic), which one do you use? Thank you!!

    • June 9, 2013 at 6:52 PM

      Waterlily, I buy my rosehip seed oil from Mountain Rose Herbs (link to this site can be found on the homepage) and it is Certified Organic and cold-pressed. I think deodorising requires heat, so i would stay away from that. Also, peach kernel oil would work yes.

      • waterlily said,

        June 9, 2013 at 7:54 PM

        thank you!
        can’t wait to try this :)

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  56. javiera said,

    August 26, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    I’m from Chile!!! LOL …. and honestly, the benefits of “rosa mosqueta” oil are AWESOME I use pure rosehip oil after washing my face and it feels soooo luxurious. Saludos =)

  57. Kiwigal007 said,

    September 2, 2013 at 5:30 AM

    Loved this post! :-D I am currently using jojoba oil on my skin and so far I have had no breakouts or allergies which is a great bonus for my sensitive skin. I have read that jojoba oil is very close to our own skins natural sebum so it is good for everyone even those that break out can benefit. Thank you for sharing this and I look forward to reading many more of your posts to come. Best wishes from here in Kiwiland :-)

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  59. Karolina said,

    October 11, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    Just made the cream.. Can’t wait to try it now.. Mine looks a lot more yellow then the pic.. Is that normal..?

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