Carrier oils are used to dilute pure essential oils.
Essential oils are not to be used in their natural, pure state when it comes to preparation of skin care recipes and remedies.
Known as "base oils", they have lots of fatty acids, vitamins, and moisturizing nutrients in them. Not only do they serve as a lubricant when used in massage therapy, they also contain substances that leave the skin soft and elastic.
Diluting the essential oil
CO = Carrier oil
|CO||What it is/what it does|
|Almond (sweet)||Relieves itches, softens skin, for all skin types|
|Apricot karnel||Restores the glow, rehydrates, used in facial massage|
|Avocado||For dry skin, easily absorbed, plumps up prematurely lined skin|
|Borage||Treats eczema and psoriasis, anti-aging properties|
|Calendula||Heals rashes and cracked skin|
|Carrot seed||Reduces premature aging and scarring, restores elasticity, and rejuvenates|
|Coconut||Great for brittle or cracked skin, retains skin's moisture|
|Evening Primrose||For dry skin, rich in fatty acids|
|Grapeseed||For full body massage, odorless and easily absorbed|
|Hazelnut||For oily skin, easily absorbed|
|Jojoba||Anti bacterial, anti inflammatory, hydrating and emollient|
|Macadamia||Maintains natural moisture of the skin|
|Olive Oil||Disinfecting, healing, excellent to soothe cracked skin|
|Passion fruit||Maintains skin's elasticity|
|Roseship||Regenerates tissue, good for scars, burns and wrinkles|
|Sesame||Natural sunscreen, odorless|
|Sunflower||Softens skin, maintains skin's natural moisture|
|Wheat germ||For dry skin, antioxidant, has strong odor|
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