Evening Primrose Oil 240ml.(8oz.)

Evening Primrose Oil 240ml.(8oz.)

Extracted from the flowers of the plant, Evening Primrose is the most precious plant oil in our laboratory. It is very supportive to the skin and is considered a rejuvenating and regenerating oil that is easily absorbed and seems to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin. It is very rich in Linoleic Acid, the Omega 6 essential fatty acid that is considered key to maintaining good moisture levels in the skin and resulting skin health.

It is a bit viscous and most high-end natural body care recipes ask for up to 10%. Even a smaller amount is said to result in healthier, more balanced skin. Sold as a supplement, it is valued for its high content of Gamma-linolenic acid, vitamins and minerals.

Soap Making
Due to its high price, this oil is not commonly used in soap making. You may, however, add a few drops at the last minute along with your Essential Oils, to create a luxuriously "super fatted" bar of soap.

Composition of Evening Primrose Oil:

  • Linoleic Acid 65-75%
  • Gamma-linolenic acid 9-11%
  • Oleic Acid 7-10%
  • Palmitic Acid 5-8%
  • Stearic Acid 1-3%
  • Arachidic Acid 2% max.
  • Eicosenoic Acid 2% max.
  • Alpha-linolenic Acid 0.5%

  • (Quoted from S. Parker, A study of lipids. Proportions may vary due to the plant-based nature of the product).

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