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.
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of up to 2 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended. Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for current Best Before Date.
Cautions: Borage Carrier Oil is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed 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.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: I ordered Borage on my last order and couldn't blend with it because of the horrible odor.
I need Borage and am nervous about ordering another bottle.
By:Rebecca, San Francisco, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Dec-2012
Rating: I am certain I have had the real thing from other companies, and borage seed oil normally has a very plaseant earthen smell. I don't want to point the finger at NDA or the source of origin of this oil (China), but it actually is one of the worst smells I've ever smelled in my life. I'm not one to leave reviews, but feel I had to on this one to warn the consumer. This literally smells like dead animals and feces. There is something wrong with this oil, and I am convinced this is NOT how borage seed oil is suppose to smell. Something isn't right here.. NDA, you may want to look into this oil and work on quality control. It isn't enough to just say Yes it normally has a pungent smell. No, it doesn't. Not like this.. This oil is dangerous. I almost threw up upon smelling it. I would recommend getting it from somewhere other than China.
New Directions Aromatics Response:
Hi Angela, thank you for your concern and feedback. At NDA, we pride ourselves on offering pure, natural products of the highest quality. We kindly ask that you please contact our Customer Service Supervisor to help us investigate further, in order to determine whether or not there might be a problem with the batch. Have a great day!
Rating: The smell of this Borage oil is unpleasant, to say the least. I've tried several essential oil blends in an effort to mask the odor enough to be happy with any amount of it in a product with no luck. I recommend ordering a small amount first, I can't imagine how I will use 16oz.
New Directions Aromatics Response:
Hi Bridget, thank you for your comment. As Borage Oil can have a very strong scent, we recommend using a dilution of 10% Borage and 90% carrier oil. Have a great day!
Rating: If you have joint problems this oil is worth your money. I massaged a few drops on each knee and elbow and it loosened them up nicely. I'm looking forward to see how long they stay this way.
By:Julie, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Apr-2015
Rating: I have always heard that borage oil is good for your skin and I was excited to order some and try it. This oil is nice and does not have a strong scent. I mixed it with some other carrier oils and carrot seed oil to make a face and body moisturizer for my dry, mature skin. I used it for the first time last night and my skin feels wonderful this morning.
My only complaint is with the shipping. My order took almost two weeks to reach my house and when I opened the package the bottles were very warm to the touch. From the tracking information I saw that my package sat on the delivery truck over the weekend. On Saturday it was on the truck for delivery but I did not receive it until Monday evening. This is not a good thing in Louisiana where temps in the morning are already reaching 90s. What is the use of ordering an oil that is cold pressed if the oil is heated up during shipment. I can't help but think that some of the nutritive properties of the oil were lost due to the heat. I paid $17 for shipping and, for that price, I would expect the oils to arrive in a timely manner (and not be hot). Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks!
Rating: This oil is super creamy and long lasting on the skin. I definitely wouldn't use it alone, but mixed with other oils, I think it's worth the price for the benefits.
By:Lauretta, San Diego, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jun-2010
Rating: Beautiful oil that leaves the skin feeling soft and smoothe. That, combined with Rosehip oil, makes a delightful treat for your skin.
By:Clories, Petawawa, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I have hunted all over the US and Canada for a good source of Borage Oil for my Herbal Balm and hands down this is the best palce to get it!! At the VERY best price...there is no where else that even comes close. What a difference your Borage Oil has made in my Balm and in my massage oils. Thank you so much!!
By:Rita, Anacortes, Washington
Date: Loyal Customer Since:
Rating: So excited to find borage oil available here- I should've known! It is a wonderful addition to my Moontime Oil, great hormonal balancer.
By:Angela, East Hardwick, Vermont
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 27-May-2007
Rating: Such a wonderful oil for the skin, and at a very good price. Thank you.
By:Edith, Hurricane, Utah Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Jan-2007
Rating: Excellent oil for use in products for mature skin. High quality oil at a reasonable price point.
By:Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Excellent, with a reasonable cost.
By:Ashley, Burnaby, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Great quality, pretty good price, tho' I've seen better. Use sparingly in massage blends for extra slip and healing properties.
By:Candice, Sarasota, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jan-2006
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).