Borage Oil

Borage Oil is one of many popular carrier oils used in massage, aromatherapy, and other body-work treatments.

Borage oil (from Borago officinalis L.) is extracted by cold pressing the seeds of the borage plant using a compressing screw thread.

Although this carrier oil is one of the less well-known compared with Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil etc., it has significant benefits for external use such as for massage or other body-work treatments. Claims made about the therapeutic benefits of Borage Oil include deferment of wrinkling (according to the "Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine", Bartram, 1995), and non-irritant properties enabling borage oil to be used in cases of eczema and psoriasis.

Borage oil also has internal therapeutic, cosmetic, and culinary uses.


See also the general page about carrier oils for massage and bodywork therapies and information about massage and aromatherapy.

Note: There are many different carrier oils used for massage and other bodywork therapies. This section includes many popular oils but it is not a complete list.

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