Echium Oil

Echium Oil

Echium vulgare; Echium plantagineum 

ALSO KNOWN AS Viper’s bugloss; blueweed 

DESCRIPTION: Echium oil is extracted from the seeds of the Echium plantagineum and the Echium vulgare. 

APPLICATION: The oil is especially rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids. Among other benefits, these improve the blood flow, thus reducing the risk of heart disease. Echium oil is the herbal alternative to animal sources of omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish oil). 

EFFECT: Echium oil is not only very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, it also reinforces the skin’s natural protective barrier. The oil is a super-rich source of saturated fatty acids and phospholipids (lipids with ultra-moisturizing properties). It’s a gift for dry, eczema-prone skin, Echium seed oil helps repair the skin’s protective barrier, which improved hydration and reduces roughness.