part of plant used: 
flowers and hips
botanical name: 
Rosa damascena and centrifolia
alternative names: 
Damask rose, Flower of love

Rose flowers are sweet, cool, astringent and both dry and moist. They work to calm, stabilize, restore, decongest and astringe. Made into a tincture the medicinal actions of rose flowers are: mild sedative and analgesic, anti-inflammatory, haemostatic (arrests bleeding and repairs broken blood vessels) and astringent. Rose tincture used in external preparations promotes tissue repair and helps the skin retain moisture – helps hydrate dry and inflamed skin – clears inflammation and heat of eczema or infection.

rose rejuvenation cream

65gm. This one I designed to be a wrinkle prevention cream. At times I have called it fab face food. It really is super skin food. For years I have called it anti-wrinkle cream and it is loved by many. It’s gorgeous and smells heavenly – but I didn’t put the ingredients in to make the smell – I put them in for their effects on the skin. It deserves a better name – so here it is. This one I designed to restore the collagen layer, to prevent it thinning, to keep the circulation to the face healthy.

65gm of lavender, borage, comfrey, fennel, rose, chamomile and rose water; shea butter and beeswax; oils of wheatgerm, jojoba, almond, rosehip, flax seed and evening primrose; essential oils of lemon, rosemary, sweet orange, rose geranium.

scar repair cream

60gm. While I was teaching herbal medicine at a college in Sydney a student asked me if I thought I could make a cream to repair scars for her mother in Canada. Her mother had a bad car accident leaving her with many scars – some deep ones on her face. The scars were 2 years old. I made the cream and the young woman sent it home to her mum. Three weeks later she reported her mother’s scars were much improved and could she send 3 more jars. With four jars she got almost complete repair of her scars.

55gm of oils of sweet almond, wheatgerm, flax seed, castor and rosehip; herb tinctures of comfrey root, comfrey leaf, calendula; beeswax and organic butter; essential oils of lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, lemon; Himalayan Flower Enhancers – vital spark, childrens flower, down to earth; Bach flowers - rescue remedy, walnut, star of bethlehem; Humanifest essences – emerald, moonflower, pink flannel flower.