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Evening Primrose oil is used topically and as a supplement. It contains many essential fatty acids including one of the highest concentrations known of GLA or gamma-linolenic acid which is found in very few other plants. These acids are essential for cell structure and improvement of the elasticity of the skin, and help regulate hormones and improve nerve function aiding in problems ranging from PMS to migraine headaches. Deficiencies in these fatty acids have been implicated in many disorders, including
Evening Primrose Carrier Oil
|Available In:||Carrier Oil, Blessed Water|
|Latin Name:||Oenothera biennis|
|Extraction Method:||Cold Pressed - Unrefined - Organic|
|What is a carrier oil:||Carrier or base oils are often applied in conjunction with an essential oil. The common industry term for carrier oils is fixed oils. These oils are made from vegetables, nuts, seeds, and flowers. They are considered by many to have therapeutic properties of their own.
Carrier oils are used for several different reasons. One major reason is that pure essential oils are often too concentrated to be applied undiluted to the skin. Adding essential oils to a carrier oil also allows the oil to be spread over a larger application area and to be absorbed more evenly. Many essential oils are quite expensive, and because they are so highly concentrated, one or two drops may be all that you need. The use of a smaller quantity of essential oil is often more beneficial than a larger quantity and is certainly less likely to cause any type of reaction. Read More About Carrier Oils