Borage Oil is Used in Aromatherapy Blends: Photo Copyright Sharon Falsetto All Rights Reserved

In the final post of the trilogy on borage, I am finishing up with two aromatic blends which incorporate borage oil; the third blend recipe (adaption) can be found in my book Authentic Aromatherapy. As discussed previously, borage oil isn’t usually a popular oil for use in aromatherapy, in comparison to other oils such as jojoba and sunflower, but it is a valuable addition to several types of blends. Here’s a few ideas.

Skincare Serum with Borage Oil for Mature Skin

As discussed in the first post of this trilogy, borage oil is recommended for use with wrinkles, so the following skincare serum would work well as part of a mature skin care routine. A skincare serum can be defined as many things but, in this instance, it is simply a mixture of beneficial oils for this particular skin type. No essential oils are needed for this blend; sometimes, less is really more!

You will need:

  • 1 part borage (Borago officinalis) oil

  • 1 part rosehip(Rosa rugosa) oil

  • 2 parts sweet almond (Prunis dulcis) oil

For example: For 1 oz of oil, you would mix 1/4 oz each of borage and rosehip oil, and add 1/2 oz of sweet almond oil.

Instructions for Use:

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a suitable glass bottle. You may wish to use a dropper bottle for ease of application.

  • To apply: Add a small amount to hands and massage over face after washing morning and night.

Aromatherapy Blend with Borage Oil for Eczema in Children

Eczema is an inflammation of the skin which can cause severe itching, redness, flaking, scaling, or weeping. Consult your health care practitioner before using an aromatherapy blend in conjunction with eczema and any prescribed or over-the-counter medication.

The following blend is suitable for children aged 3 and up:

  • 3/4 oz calendula (Calendula officinalis) oil

  • 1/4 oz borage (borago officinalis) oil

  • 2 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil

  • 1 drop bergamot (Citrus bergamia) essential oil

Instructions for Use:

  • Combine all of the ingredients together in a one ounce glass bottle and mix well.

  • To apply: Massage a small amount of the blend over the affected areas up to three times a day. If irritation occurs, stop using immediately and seek medical advice.


  • This blend may cause photo-sensitivity. Do not apply prior to going out in sunlight or with use in any other ultra-violet light.

Aromatherapy Creams and Lotions with Borage Oil

If you enjoy making your own creams and lotions at home, you might benefit from adding borage oil to your base recipe. A base recipe for both creams and lotions is given in my book Authentic Aromatherapy. Substitute part of the shea butter portion (in the cream recipe) with borage oil to suit your requirements. This cream would be then suitable to use for dry or mature skin as part of your daily skin care routine.

Learn More About Using Carrier Oils with Sedona Aromatherapie

If you would like to learn how to use carrier oils further, consider the Sedona Aromatherapie Linguistics of AromaticsTM Program.


  • The recommendations expressed in this article are based on the author’s 20 year history in the health care and aromatherapy industry, as a UK-certified aromatherapist, as a published author in aromatherapy, as an approved education provider for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), as an aromatherapy business owner, as a consultant, and as Chief Editor for the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal.

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