Evening Primrose is known for its nourishing, softening and soothing properties. This Oil is perfect for dry or irritated skin. Providing a delicate and slightly sweet aroma. It is used as an oil for face and body massage blends. Evening Primrose oil is often praised for its ability to add essential unsaturated fats and fatty acids to dry, scaly, devitalised and prematurely aging skin.
Evening Primrose Oil is said to be excellent with Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis and so much more. It has been said that this highly beneficial oil can be used for other conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, endometriosis, schizophrenia, but more research needs to be done into the use of this oil before these claims can be fully verified.
This oil can be made much more cost effective by using as a carrier oil in a dilution of 10% in a cheaper oil such as sweet almond. Receiving all the benefits of this wonderful nourishing oil without having to spend large amounts of money each time you wish to add high quality fatty acids to your skin.
Growing up to altitudes of 9’000 feet in areas like the Rocky Mountains, Evening Primrose oil is extracted from seeds of a Large, Delicate yellow wild flower. This Flower is not native to Europe, but it was brought here from Virginia in the 1600s. The tall spiky plant can grow almost anywhere.
It’s name comes from when it blooms. Evening Primrose bursts into bloom early in the evening. The tiny seeds must be harvested by hand. It is high in unsaturated fats and rich in fatty acids. Especially Gamma Linolenic acids.
G.L.A is an essential fatty acid for the body in hormone production. Hormones that are created from G.L.A are used in combating pain, inflammation, regulating the menstrual cycle as well as controlling blood/cholesterol levels.
Gamma Linoleic Acids have also been seen to be beneficial for the brain and the immune system.
– Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis).