Borage oil is a vegetable oil that is cold pressed from the seeds of the Borage plant (Borago officinalis). The oil is yellow to light-green in hue and contains the essential fatty acid called gamma-linoleic acid (GLA).
Aromatherapists have praised this fine oil of borage for its benefits as a carrier oil that is moisturizing and supports healthy skin.
Borage oil is more expensive than many other vegetable oils used to dilute essential oils for topical application, but a little goes a long way. Add a small amount of borage oil to a less expensive vegetable oil (such as sweet almond oil) to create a hydrating and nourishing base for diluting essential oils prior to topical application.
For more information on diluting essential oils in carrier oil for topical usage, check out this article and infographic by Dr. Joie Power:
Our premium, refined borage oil comes from the United Kingdom. We’re happy to offer it as one of our carrier oils.