Similar to Borage oil, Evening Primrose oil also deserves its reputation as a magic tonic. Rich in GLA's (more than 10%), vitamins and minerals such as calcium and magnesium, it is highly regarded for its revitalizing properties. Evening Primrose is a wonderfully nourishing and emollient and moisturizing oil that can be added to any skin care blend, but is particularly suitable for facial blends for mature and sensitive skin.
An herb of the new world, Evening Primrose has long been valued for its healing properties, which border on the miraculous. It is a lunar herb well known to ally women's conditions It opens its flowers and releases its scent at twilight.
Vegetable oils and butters are derived from seeds and nuts or very oily vegetables like olives or avocadoes. Just as such nuts and vegetables are healthy and nutritious for the body when included in the diet they also nourish and help to maintain healthy skin, nails and hair when used in cosmetic preparations. Each type of oil has its own specific characteristics, feel and consistency. Some are quite drying, while others are rich and thick. Some have a chemical structure that is very similar to the skin's sebum and are thus particularly healing. Some oils are particularly rich in unsaturated essential fatty acids (also known as EFAs, such as oleic or linoleic fatty acids) and vitamin E and other fat soluble vitamins, which are essential to our health and well-being. Such oils are considered vitalizing and rejuvenating and are thus particularly suitable for tired and worn skin.