Cold Pressed Carrier/Base Oils
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What is carrier oil?
Carrier oils and essential oils are made from plants. Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils and “carry” them onto your skin. This is because essential oils are strong and can cause irritation when applied directly to your skin.
Most carrier oils are unscented or lightly scented and do not interfere with the therapeutic properties of essential oils. They can be used alone or with other oils to nourish your skin. Keep reading to learn more about choosing the right carrier oil, the different carrier oils available, and more.
How to select the carrier oil you need
There are many carrier oils available. Most are suitable to use with any essential oil, but you should consider a few things before choosing one.
- Odor: A few carrier oils have a distinct odor. When added to an essential oil, it may alter the aroma.
- Absorption: Your skin can absorb some carrier oils better than others.
- Skin type: Depending on your skin type, some oils may irritate skin or worsen a skin condition such as acne.
- Shelf life: Some carrier oils can be stored for longer periods than others without going bad.