Organic Evening Primrose Oil


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Inci:Oenothera Biennis Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil

A valuable skin care oil that is rich in GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) that is easily absorbed by the skin to help the skin retain moisture and prevent further drying of the skin.


A clear, pale yellow to golden yellow oil with a slight, oily odour. It is obtained by pressing the seeds of the Evening Primrose flower. It is Cosmos Certified Organic.
The oil has 0.5% Vitamin E (Tocopherol) added as an antioxidant which will reduce the potential oxidation of the Evening Primrose 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.
  • Use 1% to 100%. However, a good working level is achieved with up to 10%.
  • 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.
  • Although the oil is stable at temperature, the valuable GLA content is damaged by heat so it should be used in Stage 3 (cool down stage) when making creams and lotions.
For sensitive skin, blend Evening Primrose Oil with Rosehip Seed Oil, Thistle Oil and Vitamin E.
For oily and acne prone skin, blend it with Hazelnut Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Epidermis and Sebum Balancer and Vitamin A.
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 5% to 7%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 1% to 3%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 7% to 12%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 60% to 75%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) max 0.5%
C18:3 Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) min 9%
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 185-195
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng), the functions of Evening Primrose Oil are:
To view more information, visit the CosIng Database here.


Skin Care
  • As Evening Primrose Oil is a dry feeling, thin oil that is easily absorbed by the skin, it is ideal for products that are best with a non greasy texture such as eye creams, anti aging serums and daily use facial creams.
  • It promotes good moisture levels in the skin, keeping the skin soft and supple with a natural radiance.
  • It is very nourisihg to the skin and is an excellent oil to use in anti ageing serums, mature skin creams and daily body lotions.
  • Evening Primrose Oil is one of the first choice oils to use on sensitive skin.
  • Ideal to use in acne and problem skin products. The non greasy, fine texture of Evening Primrose Oil means it will not feel heavy on the skin.
  • An ideal ingredient to include in hand creams or more specific cuticle treatments and balms for brittle nails.
Hair Care
  • Evening Primrose Oil restores health and vitality to dry and dull hair by locking moisture into the hair shaft, making it soft and supple. Use in hair packs and restorative hair serums.
  • It conditions the scalp to keep it flexible.


For sensitive skin, blend with Rosehip Seed Oil, Thistle Oil and Vitamin E.
For oily and acne prone skin, blend with Hazelnut Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Epidermis and Sebum Balancer and Vitamin A.

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Evening Primrose Oil with 0,5% Vitamin E (Organic):

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25 June 2021
Monica P.
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Amazing oil

I made a blend with essential oils and organic evening primrose oil. This experience was fantastic!!!

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