Borage....or star flower oil (borago officionalis) is a herb that thrives in the Uk but is originally a native of the sunny Mediterranean the leaves are edible and you'll occasionally find them along with the pretty blue flowers floating in your Pimms.
Borage is mainly grown for the oils extracted from its seeds which is a good source of GLA Gamma Linolenic acid which in turn is rich in fatty acids (the good ones) Omega 6.
Omega-6 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids necessary for human health. Along with omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), they help stimulate skin and hair growth, maintain bone health, regulate metabolism, and maintain the reproductive system.
Borage oil is one of the 12 essential plant oils used in 'my precious' facial oil concentrate from ethica
Skin care Guru lives and works in rural Norfolk with her family.