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Borage Oil

Borage Oil

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Borage seed oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids that can be found in any carrier oil. It is high in gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and may contain up to 25% GLA. Borage seed oil is also a fantastic source of vitamins and minerals. This oil can be used neat, though because of the price and oily residue, it is preferable to use it in dilution with other carrier oils.

Small amounts (10% or less) of borage is often added to other carrier oils and may be an enhancing or supporting oil for skin care. It is applicable to all skin types and is commonly used in manufacturing of skin care products and by massage therapists.

Botanical Name Borago Officinalis
CAS No. 225234-12-8
Plant Part Seeds
Method of Extraction Cold Pressed
Processing Type | Grade Refined
Country of Origin India
Common uses Use small amounts (10% or less) in facial lotions, night creams, moisturizers, body lotions, massage blends, anti-aging serums or facial oils. Also effective in treating inflammation, eczema and itchy scalp.
Color Pale yellow to yellow
Consistency Thin, light liquid
Aromatic Scent Has very little scent characteristic of most carrier oils
Absorption Very Slow Absorption Rate. Feels heavy, leaving an oily protective barrier on the skin.


Shelf Life & Storage: Users can expect a shelf life of up to 2 years with proper storage conditions. It is recommended that cold pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool, dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using. Keep oxygen out of the bottle and rebottle into smaller sizes as oil is used.

Contraindications & Safety: Not recommended for use during pregnancy.

*The information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We recommend consulting with a certified health practitioner before beginning use.
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