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Borage Seed Oil Benefits and Uses

essential-oilsBorage seed oil is a highly sought after oil and demands a premium. The good news is a little bit goes a long way. You can blend it with other carrier oils to give them a nutritional boost.

 

Shelf Life

Up to 6 months if stored in a cool, dark place.

Aroma

Slightly sweet.

Viscosity

Thin, but leaves skin feeling oily.

Benefits

Borage seed oil has the following benefits:

– Anti-inflammatory.

– High in linoleic and oleic fatty acids.

– Moisturizes skin.

– Nourishes skin.

– Pain relief.

– Relieves dry, itchy skin.

Uses

Can be applied topically or used in aromatherapy treatments. It can also be consumed if labeled as edible, but can cause gastrointestinal problems if consumed in large amounts.