Carrier Oil: Borage
- Botanical Name: Borago officinalis
- Family: Boraginaceae
- Extraction Method: Cold-pressing from the seeds
- Plant Part: Seeds
- Origin: Native to the Mediterranean region
Appearance and Aroma:
- Color: Pale yellow to golden
- Consistency: Lightweight and smooth
- Aroma: Mild, slightly sweet, and herbaceous
Properties and Characteristics:
- Texture: Borage oil has a light and non-greasy texture that absorbs well into the skin.
- Nutritional Profile: It is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid, and other essential fatty acids.
- Shelf Life: Borage oil has a relatively short shelf life of about 6 to 12 months when stored properly in a cool, dark place.
Uses and Benefits:
- Skin Care: Borage oil is known for its moisturizing and soothing properties. It helps nourish and hydrate dry or damaged skin, reduce inflammation, and promote a healthy complexion. It can be used in creams, lotions, and serums.
- Hair Care: Borage oil can help moisturize and condition the hair, reducing frizz and promoting shine. It can be used in hair masks, serums, and leave-in treatments.
- General Wellness: Borage oil is often used as a dietary supplement for its potential health benefits, including supporting joint health, hormone balance, and overall well-being.
- Borage oil is generally safe for topical use. However, it's advisable to perform a patch test before applying it to larger areas of the skin.
- For internal use, consult a healthcare professional or certified aromatherapist for guidance.
Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a healthcare professional or certified aromatherapist for personalized advice and guidance.