Beginner’s Guide to Carrier Oils
Carrier oils are usually overlooked because they don’t contain the therapeutic constituents of other essential oils, but they can play an indispensable companion of topically applied essential oils.
Jojoba Oil: Works wonderfully as a skin moisturizer. Non-greasy doesn’t clog pores. Contains vitamin E and B vitamins, which help to treat sunburns and wounds, it has antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, and it contains three fatty acids.
Almond oil: Absorbs relatively quickly; leaves a slight hint of oil on the skin.
Rich in vitamin E and oleic acid. Good all-purpose carrier oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil: Unlike coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil is liquid at room temperature. Absorbs well; leaves skin feeling silky and moisturized; non-greasy. High in essential fatty acids.
Grapeseed Oil: With a light and thin consistency it is well suited for massages; leaves a light glossy film over the skin. Great moisturizing benefits. High in linoleic acid.
Avocado Oil: Very moisturizing, so works best for people with dry, rough skin. Avocado oil helps to improve skin texture, remove makeup and hydrate your hair.