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 seed 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: Proper Dilution of Essential Oils for Topical Use
Our premium, refined borage oil comes from the United Kingdom. We’re happy to offer it as one of our carrier oils.
Other Carrier Oil, Massage Oils & Lotions
We also have quite a few other carrier oils (aka base oils & vegetable oils) and lotions available: Carrier Oils & Lotions.
And we have also created many “ready-to-use” Massage Oils & Lotions, each one containing just the right amount of essential oils blended into our special massage base (a combination of Sweet Almond, Grapeseed & Sunflower Oils).
All our Artisan Aromatics essential oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality oils from around the world. To ensure that our oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after we receive each order.