Organic Borage Oil

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Inci:Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil

An organic oil that is rich in GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) for producing prostaglandin production in the body. Very easily absorbed by the skin. Essential in all anti aging and mature skin products. Also known as Starflower Oil.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A clear to pale yellow, thin, dry oil made from the pressed organic seeds of the Borage plant. The oil has a strong natural odour that can be masked with essential oils if used in an oil only blend. When used in creams and lotions, the odour is less noticeable.
 
The oil has 0.5% Vitamin E (Tocopherol) added as an antioxidant which will reduce the potential oxidation of the Borage Oil whilst it is in the bottle. That Vitamin E is itself in Sunflower Seed Oil to make the tocopherol pourable. This is the only way to ensure we have a potent product that is effective. It is quickly absorbed by the skin. Rich in natural vitamins and essential fatty acids.
  • Use 1% to 100%. However, because it feels very dry, it is much better to use it blended with other oils to enrich it further and feel nicer on the skin. From experience, we find that 5% in a cream or lotion has a very good effect.
  • Oil soluble so cannot be used in water only products. It can be used in small amounts in water based gels that will hold it in suspension.
  • The GLA content of the Borage Oil is not heat stable so it should be used in Stage 3 (below 40°C) when making creams and lotions.
It is an excellent idea to blend Borage Oil with thicker and heavier oils like Castor Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil or Shea Butter Oil to increase the overall functionality as well as to improve the sensorial feel on the skin.
Borage oil has an exceptionally high content of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) which helps combat skin dryness, loss of suppleness and wrinkling. GLA is needed by the body to make prostaglandins which are an essential part of the repair and maintenance action of the body. With good levels of GLA, the skin is more tolerant to sunlight on a daily basis and the skin heals quicker.
 
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 8% to 13%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 2% to 5%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 10% to 30%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 34% to 46%
C18:3 Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) max 18%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) max 1%
C20:1 Eicosenoic Acid 1% to 5%
C22:1 Docosenoic Acid 1% to 3.5%
 
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 185-195
 
Cosmetic Functions:
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Borage Oil are:
Emollient, Skin Conditioning
To view more information, visit the Cosing Database here
 

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
  • Borage Oil is suitable to use on damaged skin such as acne prone or eczema and is perfect to use with all sensitive skin types.
  • Use in mature skin creams, lotions and serums.
  • Borage Oil makes dry and crepey skin softer and more flexible giving it a younger appearance.
  • It’s a good choice to add to massage blends.
Hair Care
  • Borage Oil is very good to moisturise the hair shaft and promote hair growth making it stronger.
  • It makes the hair feel soft and flexible.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Borage Oil;

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20 May 2021
Roumiana M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Organic Borage Oil

I love to take ****** borage oil as I love its taste. Yours is excellent and I also love your packing -i.e. its brown glass bottle and the fact that it is small.

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01 April 2021
Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent oil

Love this oil for its many medicinal properties

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24 February 2021
Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

lovely oils

Lovely oils from aromantics, as always. Borage oil very light and absorbs well.

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16 October 2020
Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great quality

Great quality oil

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