How is it made?
Cold Pressed from the seeds
What is it used for?
Borage seed oil is a medium to heavy weight oil with yellow to green color and a distinctive musky odor. It contains one of the highest known concentrations of Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential omega-6 fatty acid. GLA has very strong anti-inflammatory properties which make it remarkably effective against irritated skin (e.g. acne, eczema, psoriasis). It is most commonly used alongside other carrier oils and should be considered in any skin care product that needs anti-inflammatory characteristics.
Borage was used for the manufacture of wine in ancient Rome where it was used to fortify soldiers before battles.
Borage Oil is relatively quick to go rancid; users can expect a shelf life of 1 year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
For external use only.