High in GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) and Linoleic Acid. It can help to regulate the menstrual cycle and is a great ingredient for treating any sort of dry skin condition.
Oenothera biennis Oil is the fixed oil obtained by expression and refining the seeds of the Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis, Onagraceae
The GLA active properties present in Evening Primrose Oil have given this oil a medicinal status for treatment of women’s monthly cycles.
For cosmetic purposes, GLA is an excellent ingredient for helping to treat any forms of dry skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema and combines well with the linolenic property to create a premium moisturising oil. It can also be used in facial massage preparations if blended with another carrier oil such as Sweet Almond or Grapeseed.
Evening Primrose has a relatively short shelf life so it’s often a good idea to blend it with a preserving oil such as Wheatgerm.
For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with sensitive areas, such as eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use essential oils on children under 5 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy. Best kept in a cool dry place.