Rose Hip (Rosa eglanteria/Rosa Canina/Rosa rubiginosa)

Posted on Thursday 22 May 2008

Rose Hip Oil is a pure, natural plant oil gently extracted from the seed of the rose hip.

Rose Hip Oil is obtained from the wild rose, Rose Mosqueta, which thrives in the cool, rainy and unpolluted Andes Mountains, Chile.

The common name of Rose Mosqueta is actually the name used to cover the three main species of Roses used to produce Rose Hip Oil. The two main species are Rosa rubiginosa (aka Rosa eglanteria) and Rosa canina which grow in major quantities. The third species is Rosa Moschate, which is more limited in its spread and less likely to be picked to manufacture Rose Hip Oil.

The Rose Hips are collected from the wild, and it is for this reason the three roses are grouped under the one one common name. The harvesting takes place by hand picking the wild Rose bushes. The picking is performed by workers of all ages and backgrounds, without the expertise to differentiate between species, and so it is accepted that all three plants can be picked to produce Rose Mosqueta oil or Chillean Rose Hip Oil.

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