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Borage Carrier Oil
Botanical Name: Borago officinalis
Processing Type: Unrefined
Deodorized/Not Deodorized: Not Deodorized
Obtained From: Seeds
Description: Borage Carrier Oil is well known as one of the richest sources of essential fatty acids known to man. It is the richest source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) - up to 25%. It is also a fantastic source for vitamins, and minerals. This oil can be used neat, though because of the price and oily residue, many will prefer to use this oil in dilution with other carrier oils.
Color: Pale yellow to golden yellow liquid.
Aromatic Description: Borage (Refined) Carrier Oil has been bleached and deodorized and has been through filters to eliminate impurities.
Common Uses: Small amounts (10% or less) of Borage is often added to other carrier oils as an enhancing or supporting oil for skin care. It is applicable to all skin types and is commonly used in manufacturing of skin care products, and by massage therapists.
Consistency: Typical and Characteristic of Carrier Oils
Absorption: Leaves an oily feeling on the skin.
- Cold-Pressed: China
- Cosmetic Grade: Cosmetic Grade Carrier oils are extracted through hot process or solvent extraction.
- Cold-Pressed: Carrier Oils are 100% cold pressed.
- Organic: Carrier Oils that are 100% cold pressed and also Certified Organic (USDA/ECOCERT/INDOCERT)
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of up to 1 year to 1.5 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
Cautions: Borage carrier oil is not recommended to be used during pregnancy.
Storage: It is recommended that carrier oils be kept in a cool, dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.
Please Note: Owing to the processing type being "unrefined" carrier oils can vary slightly batch wise in colour, consistency, odour, etc. Unrefined oils are minimal heat processed oils that have not been bleached or deodorized after extraction for standardization.
- In Stock: 2-3 working days
- Pre-Order: 7-9 working days
- 30ml/100ml: Amber Glass Bottle with Stopper Plug
- 250ml: Plastic Reagent Bottle
- 500ml/1Litre: Plastic Bottle
Documents: Certificate of Analysis (COA), Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)