Evening Primrose Oil is considered a carrier oil in the world of aromatherapy. It is a prized oil for its abundant food, health, cosmetic and medicinal benefits. In particular, Evening Primrose Oil is rich in GLA and offers a natural anti-inflammatory property making it an excellent oil for acne and pimples.
In a report by the Mayo Clinic, researchers gave evening primrose oil a “B” on a grading scale from A to F on the amount of evidence that supports claims it relieves itching, inflammation and flaking in patients with eczema. Its anti-inflammatory effect, evening primrose oil has been used to treat skin problems like eczema, acne and rosacea. [source: Mayo Clinic].
Because evening primrose oil goes rancid pretty quickly, purchase only an amount you will use within 6 months to 1 year.
How to use Evening Primrose oil
You can apply Evening Primrose directly on your skin without dilution, and when you do, you will notice that your skin will absorb the oil very quickly.
However, if you have thin skin, one where it clogs quickly and gets whiteheads, you may want to add a couple of drops of Evening Primrose oil to your best quality face creme and then apply this blend to your face. The same rule goes for direct application to the delicate skin around your eyes. So please do a patch test first.
Eye Wrinkle Serum
- 2 tbsp / 1 oz / 30 ml pure essential jojoba oil
- 1 capsule pure essential evening primrose oil
- 10 drops pure essential carrot seed oil
Pour jojoba oil into a small dark glass bottle. Pierce capsule of primrose oil and squeeze into the bottle. Add drops of carrot seed essential oil. Shake well. Place two drops under each eye and tap to spread. Don’t get the serum into eyes. It will keep for 6 months if stored in a dark, cool place.
Please note: Carrot seed oil is a type of essential oil. It’s extracted via steam distillation from the seeds of the Daucus carota plant. Carrot seed oil is sometimes confused with carrot oil, which is made from a mixture of crushed carrot roots immersed in a carrier oil,
Vitamin E Eye Serum Recipe
- 2 tablespoons Hazelnut oil
- 6 drops Borage seed oil
- 9 drops Evening primrose oil
- 6 drops Lavender essential oil
- 6 drops Carrot essential oil
- 2 capsule vitamin E
Mix these oils in a glass eye dropper jar. Shake well before each use. Take one drop and gently apply to eye area before bedtime
Evening Primrose Oil Acne Recipe
A simple and effective recipe to help with acne.
- 6 drops of Evening Primrose Oil
- 2/3 drops of tea tree oil
Shake to blend. Put in a dark amber bottle, store in a cool place. Shake before use.
Anti-Cellulite Body Scrub
- 1 teaspoon Evening Primrose Oil
- 1/2 cup brewed Coffee Ground or Glacial Clay
- 1 bag of Green Tea and Black tea
- 1 tablespoon of Glacial Exfoliant
Brew the Green Tea and Black Tea in 2 cups of water. Boil until the liquid is reduced to half. Place all ingredients together with 1 tablespoon of the boiled tea water in a jar or bowl. Scrub lightly and in a circular motion.
Reduce Wrinkles Serum Oil
- 2 drops of Neroli Essential Oil (do not use neat)
- 1 drop of Evening Primrose Oil
- 1 drop of Lavender Essential Oil
Put in a dark amber bottle and shake to blend. Apply on face and neck using lightly. Makes a good evening facial serum.
Remember, like all herbal remedies, evening primrose oil has not been approved by the FDA, which considers herbs as dietary supplements rather than drugs. Because evening primrose oil may cause uterine contractions, it is not recommended for pregnant women. Always use organic oils and purchase from a reputable supplier of essential and carrier oils. Please read our Disclosure Policy.