Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)
The evening primrose plant from North America is now widely grown all over Europe.
The oil is extracted from the seeds. It has a high content of polyunsaturates and contains a large proportion of linoleic acid; it is also rich in gamma0linolenic acid (average 7.10 per cent).
Evening primrose can help improve may skin problems such as rashes, dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.
Use this oil on its own or, if preferred, blend with another oil such as jojoba. Once the bottle is opened, evening primrose has a very short life (up to 2 months).