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 a good 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.
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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 (remember to do the patch test first!) without dilution and when you do, you will notice that your skin will absorb the oil very quickly.
Eye Wrinkle Formula Oil
- 2 tbsp / 30 ml pure essential jojoba oil
- 1 capsule pure evening primrose oil
- 10 drops high quality, 100% essential carrot seed oil
Pour jojoba oil into a small dark glass bottle. Pierce capsule of evening primrose oil and squeeze into the bottle. Add the drops of carrot seed essential oil to the jojoba oil and evening primrose oil and shake well. Place two drops under each eye and tap to spread. Don’t get into eyes. If the oil is too greasy, dab some water with the oil and then tap to spread. The formula will keep for 6 months, if stored in a dark, cool place.
Evening Primrose Oil Acne Recipe
- 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.
Add a few drops of Evening Primrose oil to your best quality face crème and then apply this blend to your face.
Anti-Cellulite Body Scrub
- 1 teaspoon Evening Primrose Oil
- 1/2 cup brewed Coffee Ground
- 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 water is half. Place all ingredients together with 1 tablespoon of the boiled tea water in a jar or bowl. Scrub lightly and in circular motion.
If you have thin skin, one where it clogs quickly and get white heads, you may want to do a patch test first.