Extracted from the flowers of the plant, Evening Primrose is one of most precious plant oils. 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.
Evening primrose oil is an exceptionally nourishing oil for the skin because it is high in in the essential fatty acid known as gamma-linolenic acid.
The human body does not produce essential fatty acids such as linoleic and linolenic acids. Therefore, is important to obtain these nutrients through diet and topical application.
Essential fatty acids inhibit bacterial growth and allow our systems to defend against infection and inflammation.
Evening Primrose oil is recommended for dry skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. It is a nourishing addition to facial blend, cream, lotion and balm formulations.
Soap Making Usage - 2 tablespoons per 5 pounds of soap, added at trace along with your Essential Oils, to create a luxuriously "super fatted" bar of soap.