12 November 2008

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 tissuesUsers 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. Borage Oil is very expensive oil.

Being unrefined, Borage oil has been left in its virgin state after pressing. It has not been run through filters or chemical processes, so stronger colors and fragrances should be expected. This is completely natural.

Aroma
Light and sweet

Contains
25% Gamma Linolenic Acid
Vitamins
Minerals
Highest source of GLA

Viscosity
Thin to medium

Color
Light Yellow

Absorption and Feel
Very penetrating and leaves an oily feeling on the skin

Extraction Method
Cold Pressed

Shelf Life
Goes rancid very quickly. Shelf life about 6 Months to 1 Year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended

Cautions
Borage is not recommended for use during pregnancy

Uses and Health Benefits :
  • Internally used for PMT, MS, menopausal problems, heart disease.
  • Externally psoriasis, eczema, prematurely aged skin, good for regenerating and stimulating skin cell activity. Applicable for all skin types.
  • Small amounts (10% or less) of Borage is often added to other carrier oils for fortification.

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