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Whole Foods: Rosehip Oil & Dr. Hauschka Lemongrass Oil

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These are my 2 new little buddies I got today! Finding Rosehip Oil was like searching for the Holy Grail...Whole Foods to the rescue! And the Lemongrass Oil smells amazing! (You can also purchase @ QVC)

Does anyone have experience with either of these oils? Good & Bad reviews welcomed.

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FUTURE1391814856.29311539 PostsRegistered 5/18/2008
RHSO is awesome!! Very moisturizing, absorbs well, and doesn't break me out. I really love it, and I've probably tried 15 different oils (maybe more!). It is one I won't be without. Did you buy the NOW brand? It is good.

JeanLouise­Finch1391815039.36310651 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011

When I first received my oil shipment from STO, I began using the RHSO mixed with Argan Oil as my PM moisturizer. It was OK at first, but then started feeling like it was too much. I eliminated the RHSO, but still used it for rough elbows and added it to body lotion. Last night I was doing an overnight scalp treatment with a different oil, but thought I'd try a little RHSO on the length of my hair and I really liked how it worked.

BellaCarro1391815127.857944 PostsRegistered 10/1/2011Atlanta
RHSO is the first oil I seriously tried. Love it, won't be without it anymore. Is the lemongrass oil a pure essential oil or mixed into a product?

sidsmom1391815585.3875025 PostsRegistered 8/11/2007Dallas!

The Rosehip Oil is Aura Cacia brand. It says to refrigerate & 6 months to use. It was very hard to find here in Dallas. I was on a mission this afternoon...tried drugstores, Walmart/Target, Vitamin Shoppe, Trader Joes...even had to go to 2 different Whole Foods before finding my little treasure!!

The Dr. Hauschka Lemongrass Oil is a body oil (QVC: A208351). Extracts of lemon peel, lemongrass, mistletoe, and horsetail firm skin. The sunflower seed oil is lightweight and rich in essential fatty acids, making it calming and replenishing. And the nourishing jojoba oil helps preserve skin moisture, leaving it soft and supple.

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HappyDaze1391819411.07715747 PostsRegistered 6/13/2012

I've been using RHSO for awhile now and it is the one oil that I won't be without. I love it.

I like lemongrass oil but only in my body products, not in any facial skincare because it can irritate my skin. It is a little strong scented to me but it isn't too bad. I got a shower gel and body lotion in lemongrass from Shea terra organics and it is pretty strong lemongrass scented. {#emotions_dlg.scared}

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RunnerMom1391820413.67399 PostsRegistered 10/10/2012

I use both NOW and Aura Cacia brands of Rose Hip Seed Oil. Both are wonderful. I like to use the RHSO at night over a vitamin A serum. I like to use Argan Oil (NOW) over a C serum in the morning. My normally oily hormonal skin approves. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

glmama1391821216.4119630 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

I have used Rosehip seed oil for many years. I don't use it consistently--meaning I do use some moisturizers and other oils (Argan, for instance). But I love the rose hip. Great for under and around eyes. :)

The Lemon grass oil sound like it might be something that's better-suited for a home diffuser??? I use lemon and lime and other oils on my temples--just a tad. I also use them as a pick-me-up scent.But this one might be better off being used for home scented? Or for fragrance? Not for the face?

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

suzyQ31391821929.99724519 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 2/7/2014 glmama said:

I have used Rosehip seed oil for many years. I don't use it consistently--meaning I do use some moisturizers and other oils (Argan, for instance). But I love the rose hip. Great for under and around eyes. :)

The Lemon grass oil sound like it might be something that's better-suited for a home diffuser??? I use lemon and lime and other oils on my temples--just a tad. I also use them as a pick-me-up scent.But this one might be better off being used for home scented? Or for fragrance? Not for the face?

Hi, glmama. I like rosehip oil also and rotate it as you do.

BTW, the OP mentioned in Post# 4 that the Lemongrass Oil that she bought is a body oil.

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glmama1391822070.2519630 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

Hey suzy-Sorry, ladies, my eyes (and brain) skipped that line about the lemongrass being a body oil! Doh! (As Homer Simpson would say).

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

StarChild1391829282.3471868 PostsRegistered 4/26/2008NYC

OK is Rosehip Oil the same as RHSO (Rosehip Seed Oil)? I read in another post that RHSO contains natural retinol making it something to use to diminish undereye wrinkles. I'll look for it the next time I'm at WF but I want to make sure I know what I'm looking for. Is it always refrigerated?

Like Jack Benny, I'm 39 and holding ;)

HappyDaze1391841767.31315747 PostsRegistered 6/13/2012
On 2/7/2014 StarChild said:

OK is Rosehip Oil the same as RHSO (Rosehip Seed Oil)? I read in another post that RHSO contains natural retinol making it something to use to diminish undereye wrinkles. I'll look for it the next time I'm at WF but I want to make sure I know what I'm looking for. Is it always refrigerated?

yes rosehip seed oil. Most of the time it is not refrigerated in a store though, from my experience. I do refrigerate it once I get it home.

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Harpa1391863102.1677515 PostsRegistered 6/28/2007

One ounce of rose hip seed oil lasts about 5 months for me, and I do not need to refrigerate. I use it both a.m. & p.m. Yes, supposed to be good for hair, but I reserve mine for skin.

I've never used lemongrass (or never had the tea, either). Lemongrass is an essential oil. (Essentials are never used full strength on skin; the H body oil sounds nice.) It has antibacterial properties, and is used in aromatherapy.

magemay1391876576.411220 PostsRegistered 12/6/2011
On 2/7/2014 sidsmom said:

The Rosehip Oil is Aura Cacia brand. It says to refrigerate & 6 months to use. It was very hard to find here in Dallas. I was on a mission this afternoon...tried drugstores, Walmart/Target, Vitamin Shoppe, Trader Joes...even had to go to 2 different Whole Foods before finding my little treasure!!

The Dr. Hauschka Lemongrass Oil is a body oil (QVC: A208351). Extracts of lemon peel, lemongrass, mistletoe, and horsetail firm skin. The sunflower seed oil is lightweight and rich in essential fatty acids, making it calming and replenishing. And the nourishing jojoba oil helps preserve skin moisture, leaving it soft and supple.

This is the RHSO that I use because it has the components that I was looking for in this type of oil. It's cert. organic and it comes in a dark glass bottle which is my preference when choosing oils that contain inherent vitamins.

Even though it isn't refrigerated prior to shipment (which I would prefer because it's not necessarily the most stable of all the carriers) I do refrigerate when I receive it.

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CAshopper2­0111391879036.2973420 PostsRegistered 12/20/2009
Do any of you have teouble with breakouts from other oils, but are able to use rhso? I cannot use argan as it causes breakouts. Maracuja is not good either but I've read rhso is different....hoping to have luck with an oil, I love the idea of an organic one-ingredients beauty serum. But not if I wake up with blackheads each morning.

magemay1391880242.581220 PostsRegistered 12/6/2011
On 2/8/2014 CAshopper2011 said: Do any of you have teouble with breakouts from other oils, but are able to use rhso? I cannot use argan as it causes breakouts. Maracuja is not good either but I've read rhso is different....hoping to have luck with an oil, I love the idea of an organic one-ingredients beauty serum. But not if I wake up with blackheads each morning.

Most often it's trial and error. I can't use straight Coconut oil or Shea Butter (which in essence is an oil) on my face. These are the most problematic for me, so far.

There is an oil that I haven't seen mentioned on this board and I think it's one that's overlooked and worth mentioning which is Meadowfoam Seed oil. I find it to be light with a silky, soothing feel. For someone who may have certain sensitivities it may be an oil worth tying, imo.

You can also do a search and learn about it's properties, along with other oils that you might be interested in and see what will be most suitable for your needs. What may work for one may not work for others.

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sidsmom1391893682.155025 PostsRegistered 8/11/2007Dallas!

I used it last night on face & around the eyes....but I had "greasy eyeballs"!! Giggle. It's when it migrates & you have to keep blinking to clear your vision...much like Oil Cleansing when removing eye makeup. My grapeseed oil doesn't have that same effect....weird? The Rosehip oil was really light & penetrated quickly...but I'll have to use a separate eye cream in the future.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil sounds exotic! Man, there are so many good ideas here! Just weird that some oils penetrate more than others. I learn so much from you Beauties!!

suzyQ31391901007.0624519 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 2/8/2014 magemay said:
On 2/8/2014 CAshopper2011 said: Do any of you have teouble with breakouts from other oils, but are able to use rhso? I cannot use argan as it causes breakouts. Maracuja is not good either but I've read rhso is different....hoping to have luck with an oil, I love the idea of an organic one-ingredients beauty serum. But not if I wake up with blackheads each morning.

Most often it's trial and error. I can't use straight Coconut oil or Shea Butter (which in essence is an oil) on my face. These are the most problematic for me, so far.

There is an oil that I haven't seen mentioned on this board and I think it's one that's overlooked and worth mentioning which is Meadowfoam Seed oil. I find it to be light with a silky, soothing feel. For someone who may have certain sensitivities it may be an oil worth tying, imo.

You can also do a search and learn about it's properties, along with other oils that you might be interested in and see what will be most suitable for your needs. What may work for one may not work for others.

I wish I could remember the product that I was looking at recently that had Meadowfoam Seed oil in it. Now it's going to drive me nuts.

Very interesting factoid I found on Mountain Rose Herbs:

Aside from these amazing cosmetic uses, Meadowfoam oil is also beneficial for our environment! It was first developed in the 1970’s, and was introduced as an alternative to sperm whale oil in order to protect the species. The pressed seeds are fed to cattle and other livestock, and are a source of nutrients for these animals. While grown in the field, birds, insects, mice, and other critters, also eat the nutritious seeds. The Meadowfoam plants themselves are a renewable crop, and are usually grown as a rotation crop for grass seed farmers. This eliminates the need to burn the fields in between grass seed plantings, and also provides farmers with additional income. Meadowfoam also requires less fertilizer and pesticides than most crops, assisting farmers and the environment. Scientists at Oregon State University and the US Department of Agriculture, as well as other scientists, are all currently studying Meadowfoam oil, in order to discover new applications for this versatile oil.

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Harpa1391901199.357515 PostsRegistered 6/28/2007
On 2/8/2014 suzyQ3 said:

I wish I could remember the product that I was looking at recently that had Meadowfoam Seed oil in it. Now it's going to drive me nuts.

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Fresh eye cream.

HappyDaze1391901392.1815747 PostsRegistered 6/13/2012
On 2/8/2014 Harpa said:
On 2/8/2014 suzyQ3 said:

I wish I could remember the product that I was looking at recently that had Meadowfoam Seed oil in it. Now it's going to drive me nuts.

<em>.</em>

Fresh eye cream.

Fresh's sugar lip polish contains it too. I think he uses meadfoam seed oil in quite a few products.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...but becomes something entirely different when someone STEALS your ideas and claims the credit for themselves.

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magemay1391902994.5771220 PostsRegistered 12/6/2011
On 2/8/2014 HappyDaze said:
On 2/8/2014 Harpa said:
On 2/8/2014 suzyQ3 said:

I wish I could remember the product that I was looking at recently that had Meadowfoam Seed oil in it. Now it's going to drive me nuts.

<em>.</em>

Fresh eye cream.

Fresh's sugar lip polish contains it too. I think he uses meadfoam seed oil in quite a few products.

Have you guys used MeadowFoam Seed oil? I started about 6 months ago and it's a keeper. You can use it straight or it mixes nicely with other oils. I chose it for it's antioxidant properties. Here's some info:

Meadowfoam Seed Oil is so superior as an anti-oxidant that it may be used to extend the shelf life of other more fragile oils and oil blends.

SPECIFICATIONS

<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Appearance:</td> <td>Light Yellow, Slightly-Viscous Liquid</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Odor:</td> <td>Characteristic Fatty</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Solubility:</td> <td>Oil Soluble</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Absorption:</td> <td>Slow / Incomplete</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Storage:</td> <td>Cool / Tightly Sealed / Protected from direct Heat, Light and Moisture</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Shelf:</td> <td>48 Months / Properly Stored and Handled</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

ATTRIBUTES

  • Long Chain Fatty Acids
  • Skin Softening
  • Slows TEWL (Trans Epidermal Water Loss)*
  • Exceptional Hair Moisturizer
  • Barrier Forming
  • Locks Fragrance to Skin

GUIDELINES

up to 100%

SORRY, can't get the specs to transfer properly, even with 2 tries!

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suzyQ31391904904.40724519 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 2/8/2014 Harpa said:
On 2/8/2014 suzyQ3 said:

I wish I could remember the product that I was looking at recently that had Meadowfoam Seed oil in it. Now it's going to drive me nuts.

<em>.</em>

Fresh eye cream.

Thanks, Harpa, but no, that wasn't it. I haven't looked at any Fresh products in ages.

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isaboo1391907837.451792 PostsRegistered 3/6/2007Texas

We do not have any Whole Food Stores here. Where else might you purchase these?

HappyDaze1391908071.8715747 PostsRegistered 6/13/2012
On 2/8/2014 suzyQ3 said:
On 2/8/2014 Harpa said:
On 2/8/2014 suzyQ3 said:

I wish I could remember the product that I was looking at recently that had Meadowfoam Seed oil in it. Now it's going to drive me nuts.

<em>.</em>

Fresh eye cream.

Thanks, Harpa, but no, that wasn't it. I haven't looked at any Fresh products in ages.

NCN's CP accelerator and pro pumpkin peel contains it. Perhaps one of those? Several of juice beauty's facial products contain it too.

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...but becomes something entirely different when someone STEALS your ideas and claims the credit for themselves.

“Only those with no memory insist on their originality.” -Coco Chanel

suzyQ31391910405.50724519 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 2/8/2014 HappyDaze said:
On 2/8/2014 suzyQ3 said:
On 2/8/2014 Harpa said:
On 2/8/2014 suzyQ3 said:

I wish I could remember the product that I was looking at recently that had Meadowfoam Seed oil in it. Now it's going to drive me nuts.

<em>.</em>

Fresh eye cream.

Thanks, Harpa, but no, that wasn't it. I haven't looked at any Fresh products in ages.

NCN's CP accelerator and pro pumpkin peel contains it. Perhaps one of those? Several of juice beauty's facial products contain it too.

That's probably it. I was thinking it was a Juice Beauty product, but then when I looked, I couldn't find one that had it.

But I had checked out those two NCN products recently.

Thanks, HD. Maybe I'm not crazy after all. Smile

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HappyDaze1391911077.11715747 PostsRegistered 6/13/2012
On 2/8/2014 suzyQ3 said:
On 2/8/2014 HappyDaze said:
On 2/8/2014 suzyQ3 said:
On 2/8/2014 Harpa said:
On 2/8/2014 suzyQ3 said:

I wish I could remember the product that I was looking at recently that had Meadowfoam Seed oil in it. Now it's going to drive me nuts.

<em>.</em>

Fresh eye cream.

Thanks, Harpa, but no, that wasn't it. I haven't looked at any Fresh products in ages.

NCN's CP accelerator and pro pumpkin peel contains it. Perhaps one of those? Several of juice beauty's facial products contain it too.

That's probably it. I was thinking it was a Juice Beauty product, but then when I looked, I couldn't find one that had it.

But I had checked out those two NCN products recently.

Thanks, HD. Maybe I'm not crazy after all. Smile

Juice beauty's smoothing eye concentrate and nutrient moisturizer contains it. I was looking at a winter ready set from them recently and remember seeing that in it.

You ARE crazy but just not in this particular case. {#emotions_dlg.laugh} You know I'm kidding. {#emotions_dlg.wub}

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...but becomes something entirely different when someone STEALS your ideas and claims the credit for themselves.

“Only those with no memory insist on their originality.” -Coco Chanel

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