Description: Borage is well known as one of the richest sources of essential fatty acids known to man. It is the Richest source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) – up to 25%. This helps to encourage mobile joints and tissues. It is also a fantastic source for Linolenic Acid, Vitamins, and Minerals. Users can apply it to both sunburned and aged skin, though because of the price and oily residue, many will use in dilution with other carrier oils.
Color: Light Yellow
Aromatic Description: Borage has very little scent characteristic of most
carrier oils, though it does have a slightly sweet tone.
Common Uses: Small amounts (10% or less) of Borage is often added to other carrier oils for fortification. It is applicable for all skin types and is commonly used in manufacturing, aromatherapy applications and by massage therapists.
Consistency: Typical and Characteristic of Carrier Oils.
Absorption: Leaves an oily feeling on the skin.
Shelf life: Borage oil is quick to go rancid; users can expect a shelf life of 3 to 6 Months with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.