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Black Currant Oil

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Ancient Infusions
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Ancient Infusions Black currant oil is made from the seeds of the black currant plant scientifically known as Ribes nigrum. This widely used oil is extracted through a cold-pressing extraction method. The berries of the plant are known to be rich in polyphenols and vitamins, as well as certain active components that can affect neurological and cardiovascular health. More specifically, this seed oil contains gamma-linolenic acid, a very important omega-3 fatty acid that has numerous effects on overall health.

The oil is bright yellow, but it doesn’t have any odor, which is somewhat unique for seed oil. It is often used as a medicinal oil, rather than as a culinary ingredient, primarily because it can be expensive, and the excessive intake of the oil can have negative side effects. However, when used responsibly, this oil should deliver positive results to most users.

How to mix carrier oil with essential oils

Whenever possible, purchase organic, cold-pressed carrier oils from a manufacturer you trust. Although most carrier oils don’t cause an allergic reaction, you should always do a patch test prior to using.

To perform a patch test:

  1. Add a small amount of carrier oil to the inside of your wrist or just below your ear.
  2. Cover the oil with a bandage.
  3. Check back on the area after 24 hours.
  4. If irritation occurs, rinse thoroughly, and avoid future use.

If you’re allergic to tree nuts, you shouldn’t use oils derived from tree nuts. This includes sweet almond oil, argan oil, and apricot kernel oil.

When diluting essential oils with a carrier oil, it’s important to follow these dilution guidelines.

For adults:

  • 2.5 percent dilution: 15 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil
  • 3 percent dilution: 20 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil
  • 5 percent dilution: 30 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil
  • 10 percent dilution: 60 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil

For children:

  • .5 to 1 percent dilution: 3 to 6 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil

Always store carrier oils in a cool, dark place, preferably in the refrigerator. You should also keep them in a dark glass bottle.