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Organic Borage Oil

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INCI: Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil

Organic borage oil is rich in GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) for prostaglandin production in the body. Very easily absorbed by the skin. Essential in all anti-ageing and mature skin products. Borage oil is also often referred to as starflower oil.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Organic borage oil is a clear, thin and dry oil with a slight yellow colour made from the pressed organic seeds of the borage plant. The clarity comes from the winterising process leaving a highly-refined oil with a lightweight texture. It is a dry oil, which absorbs super quickly and doesn’t leave any greasy or heavy feeling on the skin.

Organic borage oil has a strong natural odour with a slightly nutty scent to it, although this can be masked with essential oils if used in an oil-only blend. The odour is less noticeable when using organic borage oil in lotions.

It is an excellent idea to blend organic borage oil with thicker and heavier oils like castor oil, macadamia nut oil or shea butter oil to increase overall functionality and improve the skin’s sensorial feel.

Borage oil has an exceptionally high content of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), which helps combat skin dryness, loss of suppleness and wrinkling. GLA is needed by the body to make prostaglandins which are an essential part of the repair and maintenance actions of the body. With good levels of GLA, the skin is more tolerant to sunlight daily, and the skin heals quicker.

The oil has 0.5% Vitamin E (Tocopherol) added as an antioxidant, reducing the potential oxidation of the organic borage oil while in the bottle. That Vitamin E is in sunflower seed oil to make the tocopherol pourable. This is the only way to ensure we have a potent and effective product which is quickly absorbed by the skin.

Organic borage oil is cold pressed, grown, and produced free of pesticides, fertilisers and GMOs.

Typical Fatty Acid Profile of Organic Borage Oil:

C16:0 Palmitic Acid 8% to 13%

C18:0 Stearic Acid 2% to 5%

C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 10% to 30%

C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 34% to 46%

C18:3 Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) max 18%

C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) max 1%

C20:1 Eicosenoic Acid 1% to 5%

C22:1 Docosenoic Acid 1% to 3.5%

Our organic borage oil has an SAP value of 185-195.

Cosmetic Functions:

According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of organic borage oil are “emollient” and ‘skin conditioning’.

HOW TO USE IT

  • Using 1% up to 100% organic borage oil in your recipes is safe. From experience, we recommend 5% in a cream or lotion because this oil is very dry.
  • Organic borage oil can be used as a carrier oil.
  • Our organic borage oil is oil-soluble, so cannot be used in water-only products and should be combined with other oils.
  • The GLA content of this organic borage oil is not heat stable, so it should be used in Stage 3 (below 40°C) when making creams and lotions.

Organic Borage Oil for the Skin:

Potential benefits of organic borage oil for the skin include:

  • Perfect to use with all sensitive skin types.
  • Anti-ageing properties for use in mature skin creams, lotions and serums.
  • It makes dry and crepey skin softer and more flexible
  • Ideal for massage blends.

Organic Borage Oil in Hair Care:

Organic borage oil can benefit hair by:

  • Moisturising the hair shaft
  • Promoting hair growth
  • Strengthening individual strands
  • Making the hair feel soft and flexible.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Browse our popular recipes for organic borage oil:

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS

Here is a link to all non batch specific documents for this product Link to Technical Documents

If you have any questions about the documents or need the Certificate of Analysis (COA) for a product which you have recived, then please request that here.

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20 May 2021
Roumiana M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Organic Borage Oil

I love to take ****** borage oil as I love its taste. Yours is excellent and I also love your packing -i.e. its brown glass bottle and the fact that it is small.

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01 April 2021
Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent oil

Love this oil for its many medicinal properties

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24 February 2021
Anonymous
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I recommend this product

lovely oils

Lovely oils from aromantics, as always. Borage oil very light and absorbs well.

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16 October 2020
Anonymous
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Great quality

Great quality oil

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