Evening Primrose Oil- Oenothera biennis.
Evening Primrose is a perfect skin care oil with a delicate, slightly sweet aroma. It is moisturising, softening and soothing to dry and irritated skin. Excellent oil for face and body massage blends, particularly for dry, scaly, devitalized and prematurely aging skin.
The gamma-linoleic acid, linoleic acid and other nutrients in this oil are essential for cell structure they improve the elasticity of the skin and reduce the signs of ageing. These fatty acids also help to balance hormones and improve nerve function aiding regulation of the menstrual cycle and controlling blood cholesterol levels while appearing to have a beneficial effect on the brain immune system. The hormone balancing effect contributes to healthy breast tissue.
It is unsaturated and rich in fatty acids, especially gamma anionic acid, an essential fatty acid the body uses to manufacture hormone-like substances called prostaglandins; involved in the healthy functioning of many types of body tissues; combating pain and inflammation.
Helpful for eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, rosacea and dandruff, can also accelerate the healing of wounds and scars by forming a protective layer on the epidermis. It keeps the complexion strong and supple and is a popular ingredient in skin care products.
It has proven effective with other conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, acne, dandruff, endometriosis, schizophrenia, heart disease, diabetic nerve damage and obesity.
It is purported to reduce hyperactivity in babies and young children when rubbed onto their skin.
Fatty acids found in Evening Primrose Oil
Palmitic Acid 5.9 %, Stearic Acid 1.7 %, Oleic Acid 5.8 %, Linoleic Acid 75.1 %, Gamma Linolenic Acid 10.6 %, Alpha Linolenic Acid 0.4 %, Icosanoic Acid 0.2 %
Evening Primrose Oil should never be taken internally without consulting a qualified practitioner. DO NOT USE during pregnancy or if nursing.