Evening Primrose - Carrier Oil

Oenothera biennis

Evening Primrose Oil, also called Evening Primrose Seed Oil, is cold pressed from the seeds of Oenothera biennis, native to eastern and central North America. Also popularly referred to as Evening Star, Sundrop, King's Cure-All or Fever-Plant, Oenothera biennis has yellow flowers that bloom and release their scent in the evenings, hence the name evening primrose.

Evening Primrose Oil contains a high concentration of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid largely responsible for the remarkable healing properties of the plant. Evening Primrose Oil can be incorporated into natural formulations for creams, serums, lotions, body butters, and hair care products, among others, and can help keep the final products light in weight, which will thus promote their speedy absorption into the skin.

Extraction Method - Cold Pressed
Parts Used - Seeds

Other Names - Evening Star, Sun Drop, King's Cure-all, Weedy Evening Primrose, German Rampion, Hog Weed

Therapeutic & Skincare

Evening Primrose Oil is intensely rich and nourishing on the skin and hair making it ideal for numerous cosmetic applications. Used topically, Evening Primrose Seed Oil works as a fast-absorbing, non-greasy moisturiser that can be used as a nighttime serum to soothe acne, balance skin's oil production, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks, wrinkles, and scars. Its deeply hydrating qualities are known to prevent skin from losing moisture, thereby softening,

Nourishing, and protecting the skin, which ultimately revitalizes and rejuvenates the complexion.On acne-prone skin, Oenothera Biennis Seed Oil functions as a deep cleaning agent that clears blocked pores and soothes irritated skin with its anti-inflammatory properties. Its regenerative and healing properties are ideal for use on skin afflicted with rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and signs of aging.

Hair Care

In addition to skin care formulations, Evening Primrose Oil can also be applied in shampoos and conditioners, where it is known to balance the scalp's natural oils, thus reducing and preventing dandruff. Evening Prim Rose Oil strengthens the strands against damage caused by environmental stressors, such as harsh weather, UV radiation, as well as heat and residue from hair styling products, thus leaving it lustrous and resilient.

Precautions & Safety Information

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IMPORTANT NOTICE - We do not recommend that Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, or Hydrosols be taken internally unless under the supervision of a trained professional who is has qualified in clinical Aromatherapy - specifically in using these items internally. Please speak to a member of staff for more information.