Carrier Oils

Carrier Oils

What are carrier oils?

First off, pictures posted are not mine. 

Oils obtained from the fatty portion of a plant is a carrier oil known as vegetable oil. Carrier Oils when applied to the body (topical application) are known as vegetable oils and should be in their purest form for added advantage.

They can be used to dilute essential oils prior to topical application. These vegetable oils are obtained from seeds, nuts and kernels. The nature of these oils are natural and differ from essential oils.

Essential oils should not be applied to the skin undiluted. It can cause severe irritations and burns. 

Not all fixed or base oil are vegetable oil but all vegetable oil could be fixed or based.

Carrier oils can go rancid and have different shelf lives so be mindful when purchasing. These oils are cold pressed and good enough to be applied directly on the skin although they have different natures and therapeutic nomenclature.

Carrier oils include

  • Sweet Almond Oil
    Apricot Kernel Oil
    Argan Oil
    Avocado Oil
    Camellia seed Oil
    Castor Oil
    Coconut Oil
    Evening Primrose Oil
    Grapeseed Oil
    Hazelnut Oil
    Jojoba Oil
    Macadamia Nut Oil
    Olive Oil
    Neem Oil
    Rosehip Oil
    SeaBuck Thorne Berry Oil
    Sesame Oil
    Sunflower Oil
    Tamanu Oil
    Wheat Germ Oil

Carrier oils are used for cooking, topical application (both hair and skin). These oils should be stored in bottles and kept in a cool dark place. Vitamin E (tocopherol acetate) can extend the shelf life of a carrier oil when mixed. Power house, aye?

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There are also emu oil (from birds) and fishes (marine oils) which are fixed oils but not vegetable oil therefore, they should not be used in aromatherapy with essential oil. 

Carrier oils
Factors should be considered when choosing these oils to cook or for topical application. I recommend extensive research to be made but these oils are amazing for a healthy glow as they nourish the skin.

I do not purchase lotions anymore. Atleast not in forever and I am not tempted. These oils leave my skin nice and supple and plump. One thing I’m sure is what exactly goes onto my skin. Not a bunch of chemicals drying and aging my skin. ❤️

These oils are great for DIY body scrubs, cleaning, teeth whitening, cooking, healing etc. I will share a few recipes for you dolls.

– Carrier oil details obtained from the web.


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