Black currant seed oil (14% GLA)
Sold by weight. This cold pressed oil produced from black currant seeds contains a significant amount of GLA (gamma linolenic acid) and of ALA (alpha linolenic acid). Adding this oil to handcrafted soaps and hair and body products should result in improved hair and skin. The oil has a bland odor. Its color is clear, pale yellow while its aroma and color may vary from batch to batch.
This oil is recommended for soothing dry, scaly skin as well as for sensitive skin, eczema and psoriasis. Absorbs quickly into the skin. Shelf life: 9-12 months when stored tightly capped in a cool place away from light. SAP value: 180-195. INCI: Ribes nigrum.
This product is food grade; however, Camden-Grey sells its products only for external use. It is the customer’s responsibility to understand the information contained in a product’s MSDS and to become familiar and well versed in how each product should be used, including a product’s precautions, if any. MSDS’s are posted on our site, look for the MSDS link at the top, right, of all our pages.
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 (4 Reviews)
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Reviewer: Ulrike Schellhammer (Dayton, OH) 1.2.2014
a new favorite
I have ordered this oil twice already and will be back for more soon. It is my new favorite LIGHT carrier oil. I actually use it undiluted because I like it so much.... It absorbs beautifully without any "greasy" feel to it, and like other seed oils it is superior in its skin-restorative qualities. I recommend this particularly for mature and sensitive skin!
Reviewer: Wen Phua (Monessen, PA) 4.16.2013
Black currant seed oil is a lifesaver for dry skin. I use it mixed with a little emu oil. Works wonders for me.
Reviewer: Patricia Blanco (southwest ranches, FL) 2.10.2013
I ordered a small amount of this oil to try it out and definitely like the smell and texture. I find it has mild scent that carries through in lotions, definitely a pleasing smell. It absorbs relatively well and I find it to be a great additional to any product where it will be directly applied to the skin.
Reviewer: laura llaguno (Coral Gables, FL) 4.1.2010
Helping a Sister with Sensitive Skin
My sister seems to have an allergic reaction to almost anything she puts on her skin. She has visited my allergists and dermatologists and nobody has been able to help her. I have made her an oil that I have used Black currant seed oil as my base and have added other properties that I have purchsed at Camden-grey and it is working. She is very happy and I am so pleased with the oils Camden sells...I am happy to say we helped my sister. Thank you.
OUT OF STOCK ISSUES: If a customer orders a large quantity of a product and all of the product is not in stock when the order is entered into our system, once the new stock arrives we will ship separately whatever quantity we may owe the customer. Most of our restocking orders arrive at our warehouse 5-7 business days after we place a restocking order, sometimes sooner. Should the distiller or vendor inform us restocking will take longer than 7 business days, we’ll promptly notify the customer.
Please note that we do not allow order cancellations for any reason and we don’t allow removal/cancellations of products which become partially or completely out of stock after the customer places an order.
Raw materials/ingredients are dispensed by weight. Many customers ask how many ounces in a pound, there are 16 ounces in one pound. These are not fluid ounces, they are ounces by weight.
EO = essential oil
FO = fragrance oil
Our containers are filled with products to where our commercial digital scales indicate the container should be filled. Some containers will be filled to the top, some will not.
HOW OILS ARE DISPENSED: All our products are dispensed by weight. EO's in 8 oz. through 2 lbs. - amber plastic pharmaceutical-grade bottle. EO's in 5 and 10 lbs. - heavy duty plastic container w/pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the container at least 2 months. EO's in sizes of 25+ lbs. - industry-standard metal or plastic can with a pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the metal can indefinitely and up to 2 months in the plastic pail. It's our decision in which type of pail we dispense the product, metal cans are not readily available. CARRIER OILS - plastic bottles/pails depending on the size ordered, do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so. FO's - in plastic containers, contents do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so.
Essential oils in sizes from ½ oz. to 4 oz. are dispensed in amber glass bottles without orifice reducers or glass droppers. If we ever run out of amber glass bottles, we reserve the right to use any other glass bottle available at that time. The only sizes of EO's dispensed with orifice reducers are 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 oz. sizes. If you require bottles/vials with orifice reducers or Eurodroppers, we sell those separately.
HOW TO STORE: Upon receipt, EO's dispensed in plastic bottles MUST be transferred into amber glass bottles. EO's, FO's and BUTTERS should be stored in tightly-sealed containers away from direct light and heat. Many oils could be highly flammable, keep away from open flames. Refrigerating butters could adversely affect the consistency of the butter, please join our Forum if you need to learn how to handle and store products.
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