Evening Primrose Oil, or EPO as it is commonly referred to, was first used by the native americans for food and poultices from the whole plant to heal bruising. EPO is made from the seeds of the Oenothera biennis plant using the cold pressed method of extraction. EPO contains many essential fatty acids including gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which helps to promote cell growth and development.
Evening Primrose Oil can be applied topically or in a skin lotion to maintain or improve your skins’ condition. It may also help with dry or inflammed skin, excema, rhumatoid arhtritis or pre menstrual tension.
Borage Oil and Blackcurrant Oil are two other oils that contain the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid although they are not as commonly used as Evening Primrose Oil in skin treatments.