Botanical Name: Borago officinalis
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Processing Type: Refined
Obtained From: Seeds
Description: Borage Carrier Oil 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 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.
Color: Pale yellow to golden yellow liquid.
Aromatic Description: Borage (Refined) Carrier Oil has a slightly porcine note to its scent.
Common Uses: Small amounts (10% or less) of Borage is often added to other carrier oils as an enhancing or support oil for skin care. It is applicable to all skin types and is commonly used in manufacturing and aromatherapeutic applications, and by massage therapists.
Consistency: Typical and Characteristic of Carrier Oils
Absorption: Leaves an oily feeling on the skin.
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of 2 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
Cautions: Borage Carrier Oil is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
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