Crafted from the seeds of the Borago officinalis plant, borage oil is known for its potent concentration of gamma linoleic acid. This essential fatty acid is thought to reduce inflammation in the body, as studies suggest it works similarly to an NSAID.
The gamma linoleic acid found in borage oil may improve skin and cardiovascular health, while applying borage oil onto the skin topically is sometimes used to help eczema or other skin issues.
When using borage oil on your skin, make sure to mix it with a carrier oil or lotion to ensure it is gentle enough for application on your body. You may want to perform a patch test and check for allergic reactions before applying it all over.