Borage Oil

 
Borago officinalis
Borage oil is used internally and externally. This thick oil is rich in gamma linoleic acid (GLA), the highest source. GLA is an essential fatty acid that our bodies use for all cell processes. It slows the aging of the skin and helps cells recover from UV damage. Borage is used for psoriasis and eczema. It is a good choice for regenerating aged skin. Borage should be about 10% of the base oil in a preparation. Borage is often taken internally to ease menopausal and menstrual discomforts.