Makes about 1/2 cup
Rose hips are called “vitamin roses” in Russia, where they are harvested for use in soups, teas, and jellies. They contain far more vitamin C than oranges and are also rich in calcium, iron, and vitamin A. This facial treatment of pureed rose hips and plain yogurt will leave your skin soft and smooth. Dried rose hips are available in many grocery and health-food stores. Simply soak them in some warm water for 15 to 20 minutes to rehydrate them and then follow the recipe as written.
Janice Cox is author of Natural Beauty at Home and Natural Beauty for All Seasons, both published by Henry Holt. Her books contain more than 400 recipes for body, bath, and hair care products, some of them passed down through three generations of her family. She lives in Medford, Oregon.
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