Description: Evening Primrose Carrier Oil is a rich source of gamma linoleic acid, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which can be used to provide a nourished look to the skin. Small amounts are often added to other carrier oils for fortification.
Color: Pale yellow to golden yellow liquid.
Aromatic Description: Being unrefined, Evening Primrose Oil has been left in its virgin state after pressing. It has not been run through filters or chemical processes, so stronger colors and fragrances should be expected. This is completely natural.
Common Uses: Evening Primrose can be used for soap making and bath and body manufacturing applications. It is used in dilution with other carrier oils suitable for massage. Evening Primrose Unrefined Oil is reputed to nourish the skin and hair. It is reputed tosoothe and relieve the skin while reducing the appearance of aging.
Consistency: Typical and Characteristic of Carrier Oils.
Absorption: Evening Primrose Carrier Oil will leave a very oily feeling on 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: None Known.
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: Evening Primrose is a luxury oil that many rave about; it's extremely nourishing and is one of few carrier oils that is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are often reputed for dietary reasons, but these fatty acids can be very beneficial and hydrating for skin and hair--it's great for skin conditions like eczema, skin inflammation, etc. Its moisturizing properties also helps to prevent signs of aging. It's great for dandruff, too. Because the oil is that much more expensive than other carrier oils, it can be added sparingly to fortify less expensive oils (you might want to do this because the oil, when used in large quantities, can leave the skin feeling a bit greasy). The oil is also unrefined, so there is a slight smell to it; the smell is a bit unpleasant (probably because of the Omega oils), but the scent can be enhanced with essential oils like lavender.
By:Steven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2011
Rating: Bought this oil for the healing and moisturing skin benefits, . I blend it with 5 other oils plus carrot seed, lavender, and patchouli EOs (all purchased at NDA) to make my moisturizing oil for mature skin. It's amazing what natural oils do for the skin.
Rating: There is definately a scent but after mixing it with a blend of EO's it was fine. It feels great going on, absorbs nicely and has wonderful benefits. I will purchase this again for sure.
By:Chassidy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Apr-2009
Rating: Someone suggested this oil to me and I'm glad I tried it. It was characteristic of carrier oils and suitible for sensitive skin types. I will likely include it in the order I make today!
By:Nattassia, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Evening primrose is added to my massage blends in a 40/60 split with unrefined hemp seed oil. The combination is amazing. I love evening primrose for in fragrance creams as well... just a little of ND natural beeswax, and the essential of your choice, and it's an amazing combination. New Directions is such an awesome resource for the very finest oils. I love shopping here!
Rating: You can't beat the healing properties of this oil for the price! Such high quality in large amounts, I'm in love, and so is my skin.
By:Erin, Grand Rapids, Michigan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Sep-2008
Rating: A beautiful addition to hormone balancing preparations.
By:Tracey, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I am constantly amazed at the quality and the PRICE of everything at NDA, even the Evening Primrose Oil! I feel like a child and the candy store! Although I have not yet tried this in my CP soap I am confident it will lend its wonderful properties to my products. Kudos to NDA for offering both the Unrefined and Refined versions of this oil at excellent prices! I will definitely be purchasing more of this oil among many others in the future!
By:Christine, Burnaby, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is just divine in soaps and in lotions! My guinea pigs (I mean volunteer testers) have just loved this in both products!
By:Dawn, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This oil is very good for my dry skin. I use it as a make up remover. I also add it to my creams. The quality is good too.
By:Lee, Bellingham, Washington
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Feb-2007
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