Ingredient: Organic Rosehip Oil
Organic Rosehip Oil
Organic Rosehip Oil (Rosa moschata)
Rosehip oil is a pressed seed oil. It is extracted from the seeds of a wild rose bush that is found in the southern part of the Andes mountain range. However, rosehip oil can also be extracted from other types of wild rose bushes that grow in South Africa and even Europe. For someone looking for all natural dog products, especially a type of dog balm for their snout, ones with rosehip oil in them benefit from a rich array of vitamins and nutrients.
Why Use Organic Rosehip Oil for Dogs
When a dog’s snout becomes dried out, it can crack and be incredibly uncomfortable and even painful. It may very be similar to the feeling people get when they have chapped lips. Relying on some type of dog balm is a great idea in these situations, but not all of them use rosehip oil.
Rosehip oil contains a high amount of Vitamin C,GLA (Gamma linolenic acid), and zeaxanthin. It has a light amber color and is considered a ‘dry’ oil. That means it absorbs into the skin relatively easily. It is highly effective at helping to cure dry, weathered skin, and that means it is a great ingredient for any type of snout shine product. It is one of the essential all natural dog products.
Essential Properties of Organic Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil contains a wide range of beneficial ingredients that promote positive skin health. Some of them have already been mentioned, including vitamin C and GLA, but it also contains carotenoids, vitamin E, and many essential fatty acids.
Fatty acids are important to proper health for dogs and the only way they can get these fatty acids is through a diet rich in them, or through supplementation. Dogs cannot produce fatty acids and when they don’t get enough, it exposes their skin, including the snout, to drying and cracking.
The essential fatty acids that rosehip oil contains include:
- Linoleic acid
- Linolenic acid
For some time it was stated that rosehip oil contained vitamin A, but that was not true. It contains provitamin A, mostly beta-Carotene.
It is effective when used as an oil (by itself) and is also great when added to lotions and creams. When added as part of a snout soother, it provides some potent healing qualities and aides in hydrating, pigmenting, rejuvenating the skin.
Anyone looking for an all natural dog balm to help their beloved pet get relief for a dry or cracked nose, products that include rosehip oil will be extremely beneficial.