Borage Oil is extracted from the seeds of Borago officinalis (an annual bristly herb) after which it is refined then deoderised. The main fatty acity in borage is Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) typically in concentrations of 17 - 20%. Borage is well known as being one of the richest sources of essential fatty acids that exists in nature which makes it useful to help ease sunburned and mature skin. Typically, Borage Oil is diluted with other carrier oils due to the price and oily residue.
Native To: Mediterranean
Botanical name: Borago officinalis
Extraction method: Cold pressed
Common uses: Borage Oil is a very popular, all purpose carrier oil. It is used by manufacturers, aromatherapists, and massage therapists.
Consistency: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils
Absorption: Absorbs into skin at average speed, slight oil feeling left on skin.
Cautions: Borage Oil is not recommended for ingestion in pregrancy but is thought to be safe for topical use. New Directions oils are not sold for ingesting.
New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. does not supply food grade raw materials and therefore cannot waive GST.
Prior to use: Customers should always refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet / Specification Sheet OR the ingredients label as affixed to each product which are current at the time of supply of the product.
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