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Evening primrose oil, certified organic

NZ $8.00


All Carrier Oils, Certified Organic Carrier Oils


Evening primrose oil, certified organic


Oenothera biennis


Certified organic, BioGro


Pale yellow liquid

Plant parts used


Extraction method

Cold pressed







Usage rate

Up to 100%

Typical fatty acid profile

Linoleic: 65 - 85%
Gamma-linolenic: 9 - 11%
Oleic: 5 - 12%
Palmitic: 6 - 10%
Stearic: 1 - 4%

Absorption rate


Skin type recommended

Oily, combination and acne prone skin



Palm oil


Animal tested


Evening primrose oil is pressed from the seeds of the evening primrose plant. The yellow flowers only open in the evening, hence their common name. 

Evening primrose oil contains a large percentage of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid found in plant oils, which is particularly good for skin.

GLA is also a more rare type of omega-6 (more often the omega-6 found in oils is in the form of linoleic acid) which gives this oil unique skin benefits. Inflammation is the root cause of most common skin issues, such as acne and irritation. GLA benefits are said to help alleviate the look and feel of inflammation in skin, lessening the appearance of redness and providing a calming sensation to aggravated skin.

Evening primrose oil is also exceptionally high in linoleic acid, which provides moisture to the skin without weighing it down. It can help to fortify and protect the skin’s barrier against free radicals which lead to signs of premature ageing and is said to improve the feel of skin softness and elasticity.

Evening primrose oil is gentle and suitable for most skin types, including sensitive and irritated skin, skin that may be suffering from eczema, psoriasis and acne breakouts.

All our products are for external use only.

Light EPO cream

Water Phase

150g water

Oil Phase
26g EPO oil
10g emulsifier O

Last Phase
2g Geogard 221
few drops essential oil

1. Heat Water Phase until 65°C.
2. Heat Oil Phase until melted, then cool to 65°C.
3. Combine the two phases and blend intermittently with a stick blender until thick.
4. Add Last Phase and blend in.
5. Spoon into pots.


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