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Evening Primrose

Detailed Description and Specifications


Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) oil is rich source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) or Omega 6. The high levels of GLA make EPO oil and excellent addition to any topical treatment for dry, irritated or red skin. It is also reputed to be an excellent oil for conditioning elderly skin.


Common name Evening primrose oil
Botanical name   Oenothera biennis
Description   Yellow oil
Typical Fatty Acid Profile Linoleic: 75%
Gamma Linolenic: 10%
Oleic: 6%
Palmitic: 6%
Stearic: 2%
Plant parts used Seeds
Extraction method    Solvent