Borage Carrier Oil
Botanical Name: Borago Officinalis
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Processing Type: RBDW
Obtained from: Seeds
Country of Origin: China
Description: Borage Oil is also known as Starflower Oil. Borage is well known as one of the richest sources of essential fatty acids known to man. It is the richest source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) - up to 25%. This helps to encourage mobile joints and tissues. It is also a fantastic source for Linolenic Acid, Vitamins, and Minerals. Users can apply it to both sunburned and aged skin, though because of the price and oily residue, many will use in dilution with other carrier oils.
Colour: Clear Pale Yellow
Aromatic Description: Borage has very little scent characteristic of most carrier oils, though it does have a slightly sweet tone.
Common Uses: Small amounts (10% or less) of Borage is often added to other carrier oils for fortification. Often used to treat dry, acne or eczema prone skin as its very penetrating. It's quick absorption into the skin, and lack of greasy feel makes it ideal for use in face or skin oils, anti-wrinkle face oils and serums and eye contour products. Borage is a favourite ingredient in skin rejuvenation and scar treatment products.
Consistency: Typical and Characteristic of Carrier Oils.
Absorption: Quickly absorbed into the skin
Shelf life: Users can expect a shelf life of 24 months with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
Cautions: Borage is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
Important Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.