Borage Oil

Borage Oil comes from the Borage plant, borago officinalis or starflower plant. The oil is expeller pressed from the annual herbs leaves.

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Borage Oil Properties

  • is conditioning and produces a stable lather in soap.
  • high in linoleic and gamma linolenic acids (also known as vitamin F).

  • is easily absorbed by the skin.

  • has anti-inflammatory properties.

  • well suited for use on dry, mature and sun damaged skin.

  • said to give relief to eczema and atopic dermatitis.

You don't need much of this powerful oil - up to 10% of your base oil amount should be sufficient

The chart below shows the approximate percentages of fatty acids present in Borage Oil. This oil will provide a small amount of hardness for your soap due to the presence of palmitic and stearic acids but the best quality this oil will lend your soap is the conditioning that comes from the high percentage of linoleic and oleic acids.

Lauric Myristic Palmitic Stearic Ricinoleic Oleic Linoleic Linolenic
    10 4   20 43 5
Full Lather   F/L  
  Stable Lather  

This information is provided for reference use only and is not meant to substitute the advice of a licensed health care professional.

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