Evening Primrose Oil

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Description

Evening primrose oil comes from the seeds of the wildflower Oenothera biennis, which grows throughout the United States. The species varies in size from small plants 10 centimeters tall to vigorous lowland species growing to 3 meters. The leaves form a basal rosette at ground level and spiral up to the flowering stems. The blades are deeply lobed, and the flowers open in the evening, hence the name “evening primrose”. The flowers may open in under one minute and, vary in color from yellow, white, purple, pink or red.

Evening Primrose oil has been labeled as the most incredible preventative discovery since vitamin C!

Uses

Evening Primrose essential oil is favored for:

  • Balancing Hormones – Woman around the world use Evening Primrose oil to balance hormones and naturally treat symptoms of PMS and Menopause such as bloating, irritability, brain fog and headaches just to name a few. It is also used to promote fertility.
  • Eczema – Evening Primrose is a valued choice for those suffering from skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis – Evening Primrose oil contains a high concentration of a fatty acid called GLA, which is largely responsible for the amazing healing properties of the plant. GLA has been shown to lessen the joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Diabetes, Neuropathy – Neuropathy is commonly seen as one of the symptoms of diabetes, research indicates that the GLA in Evening Primrose oil may help prevent and in some cases reverse the signs of nerve damage.
  • Skin, Hair and Nails – Evening Primrose oil is often used to promote healthy skin, hair and strengthen dry cracked nails.

 

Additional Information

Weight 0.5oz
Botanical NameOenothera biennis
Method of ExtractionCold pressed
Plant Parts UsedSeeds
OriginChina
Blends Well WithGood as an antioxidant oil so it’s often added to other Carrier Oils to prolong their shelf life.
Aromatic ScentEvening Primrose has a very faint nutty aroma.

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How to use

May help with facial eruptions, such as pimples; add 13 drops to one drop of Juniper, Chamomile and Patchouli essential oils, dab onto the affected areas. • As an anti-inflammatory, and to help reduce discomfort, mix several drops with your favorite essential oil, massage into skin over the affected areas. • Skin – Add a few to drops to coconut oil and massage into skin to cleanse. It may be helpful to apply Evening Primrose oil to eczema, psoriasis, blemishes or minor scars. • To experience the calming effects of this oil, inhale from a cloth, vaporizer or diffuser. Add to a bottle of water and spray on pillowcases and sheets.

Useful tips

To treat skin irritations, the following is a nice therapeutic blend: • 1 tablespoon of Sweet Almond oil • 1 teaspoon of Avocado oil • 1 teaspoon of Evening Primrose oil • 15 drops of Sandalwood oil • 5 drops of Lavender oil • 1 capsule of Vitamin E Mix all contents and place into a dark container or bottle in order to protect it from light. This therapeutic blend is excellent for treating skin inflammation, eczema, redness and itching. This particular oil should be kept refrigerated to help prolong shelf life. Because of its many health benefits, Evening Primrose oil is truly a wonderful supplement. It may be taken alone, or can be drizzled on top of salads or other prepared meals.