WHat Are CarRier Oils?

The basics

Essential oils are, by their very nature, both concentrated and volatile. Because of their concentration, applying some essential oils directly to the skin can cause irritation and inflammation. 

The volatility of essential oils causes the them to dissipate as soon as they are applied to the skin. 

When you use carrier oils with your essential oils, the dilution allows them to safely interact with and be "carried" to the skin. Plus,  the carrier oils prevent immediate dissipation of the oils into the air. 

choosing a carrier oil

There are a lot of great carrier oils to choose from, each possessing its own characteristics and providing distinct therapeutic properties. Choose a carrier oil with the desired therapeutic benefit. 

Fractionated cocunut oil

Rich with antioxidants and vitamin C, coconut oil possesses both cleansing and moisturizing properties. It's excellent for nourishing the hair, nails and skin.


Aloe Vera is well know for its cooling, soothing and moisturizing benefits; immensely popular for healing sun burns and other skin ailments.

Sweet Almond oil

Sweet almond oil's high vitamin E content works well for dry skin, regenerating skin cells, offering relief from itchiness, dryness and inflammation. 

Avocado oil

Great for damaged, mature and undernourished skin, avocado oil penetrates deep layers of the skin, offering great protection for the skin. 

Tamanu Oil

Popular for its amazing skin healing properties, Tamanu oil's powerful antioxidants can help reduce the appearance of scars and aging spots.


Shea butter is a fantastic facial moisturizer. Also nutrient-rich, it helps heal burns, reduce blemishes and minimize the appearance of other skin imperfections.

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