Black Currant Seed Oil

Black Currant Seed Oil
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Black Currant Seed Oil Ribes nigrum - GLA Content 15%


Native to Europe and Northern parts of Asia, the Black Currant is a woody bush that is widely cultivated for it's berries. A member of the Grossulariaceae family, the black currant bush (Ribes nigrum) has been used in traditional medicine for quite sometime. All parts of the black currant bush have been decocted for traditional medicine including its leaves, roots, fruit, and bark. The seed of the Black Currant comes from the fruit, and the Oil is then extracted from the seed. Though the Black Currant is most commonly known as a natural source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) this plant also contains high levels of vitamins, antioxidants, and polyphenols. It is said to be beneficial for healthy growth of hair, nails, and skin.


Appearance - Yellow Liquid

Odor - Slightly Fatty

Extraction Method - Expeller Pressed

 Fatty Acid Compostion:

  • Palmitic Acid: 5-7%
  • Stearic Acid: 1-2%
  • Olenic Acid: 10-13%
  • Linoleic Acid: 43-50%
  • y-Linolenic Acid (GLA): 15-18%
  • α-Linolenic Acid (ALA): 10-15%

3 Reviews

  • 5
    Black currant seed oil is not the same as Black seed oil

    Posted by J.Hughes on 11th Dec 2018

    I was expecting this Black Currant Seed Oil, to be what I have been hearing about when pertains to Black Seed Oil which is said to have more of a pepper spicy taste to it. Black currant seed oil taste exactly like Cod liver oil it has a strong

  • 5
    Easy absorbtion, very soothing

    Posted by David Karl on 7th Mar 2018

    I use 5% in my facial oils and I find it to be highly anti-inflammatory. Absorbs in seconds and leaves no oily feeling.

  • 5
    A great oil

    Posted by David keith on 3rd Oct 2017

    I used it to help a friend with acne, does wonders for the skin, mixed with a little
    Fractionated coconut oil, clary sage,lemon,and helichrysum, it soaks right in and in less than a month has produced noticeable 80% reduction in
    Visible acne, now I'm using yarrow occasionally to help with the scarring