Carrier Oil 101: Its Uses and Benefits
If you are looking to use essential oils topically, it is always best to combine them with carrier oils to safely apply them to your skin. Carrier oils can also be used alone, combined, or in DIY recipes like body sprays. Since there are a variety of carrier oils to choose from, you may want to use a certain carrier oil depending on your symptoms and preferences. Keep reading to find out which carrier oil is right for you.
To learn more about how to use carrier oils and which essential oil is right for you read, Essential Oil 101: Their Benefits and How To Use Them.
How to Select the Carrier Oil You Need
There are many different carrier oils to choose from. Whether you are using them for aromatherapy, massage, skin care, or hair care you should consider the following:
Odor: Some carrier oils have a distinct odor. This may change the aroma when combined with essential oils.
Absorption: Your skin may absorb some oils better than others.
Skin Type: Some oils may irritate skin more than others depending on skin type.
Shelf Life: Some oils last longer than others, and/or will go rancid.
1. Fractionated Coconut Oil
Fractionated coconut oil is the best choice for a carrier if used in massage blends as it never goes rancid, washes easily out of sheets and clothing, and it's the lightest of all the carrier oils so it can easily be used in any pump spray bottle. This oil is Kosher, food grade, completely edible, and commonly used in salad dressings and other food products.
How To Use: Coconut Oil is great for combining with essential oils for massages and aromatherapy. We recommend diluting at a 4:1 ratio.
Copaiba Oil: Pain Relief
Black Spruce Oil: Respiratory Support
Beta-Caryophyllene 99% & 90%: Relieve joint, lower back, and hip pain.
Tea Tree Oil: For Fungus
Peppermint: Feel rejuvenated throughout the day.
Frankincense & Myrrh: Wound Healing
Essential Oils Blends: Add to your pulse points to enjoy benefits throughout the day.
2. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba Oil is a great option because it has many benefits for your hair, skin, and nails. It is also shelf-stable, so it will last a long time. To learn more read, 10 Beauty Benefits Of Jojoba Oil For Hair, Face & More.
How to Use: Jojoba Oil absorbs well in the skin. Use it by itself for your hair and skin. You can also create your own massage oils, and DIY beauty care products.
Face Serum Recipe:
Combine the following ingredients in a small dropper bottle:
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Tea Tree
10 drops Lavender
1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
Fill the rest of the bottle with half Jojoba Oil & Rosehip Oil
3. Argan Oil
Argan Oil is made from the kernels of the argan tree, which are native to Morocco. This oil has many benefits for your skin and hair. It is virtually odorless but has a soft almost fruity aroma. To learn more about its benefits read, Argan Oil for skin health.
How to Use: Great for your own DIY beauty care, and massages.
4. Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E Oil's primary benefits include its antioxidant properties, which combat inflammation and free radicals, and its moisturizing properties. When applied topically, Vitamin E Oil can be used for:
Dry Skin Conditions & wrinkles
Wound & Scar Healing
How to Use: Apply Vitamin E oil by itself topically to the affected area. You can also combine it with essential oils like Copaiba Oil. It is also found in our Frankannibis Rejuvenation Skin Creme and Youth Blend.
To learn more about its uses and benefits read, 3 Things You Should Know About Vitamin E Oil.
4. Rosehip CO2
Rosehip Oil is made from the seeds of the Rosa rubiginosa bush. It has a nutty, earthy scent. Read, What are the benefits of Rosehip Oil? to learn more.
How to Use: Rosehip oil is high in vitamins A and C. It helps fight aging, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and more. Use it for beauty care, and massages.
4. Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. It has a variety of health benefits including, improved skin, pain relief, and more.
How to Use: Hemp Seed Oil's anti-inflammatory properties will help reduce pain when applied topically to the affected area. Create your own DIY skin care to help treat skin conditions like acne and psoriasis.
6. Cucumber Seed Oil
A delightful carrier oil that retains many of the subtle qualities of the fruit. There is no fragrance added. This carrier oil has all of the nutritive and moisturizing components natural seed oil has.
How to Use: Cucumber Seed Oil is great for skin care. It is a great anti-ager and helps to promote firmness and elasticity. Apply this to your skin to help diminish wrinkles, reduce acne, alleviate sunburn, and more.
7. Carrot Seed Oil
Carrot Seed Oil is made from carrot seeds. It another great option for hair skin and nails.
How to Use: This oil is often used for cosmetics and anti-aging. Create your own DIY face serum to help fight wrinkles.
8. Black Cumin Oil
Our 100% natural carrier oil, Black Cumin, has a spicy, weak, characteristic aroma. Black Cumin oil is often used in natural hair care to target dry and damaged hair.
How To Use: Add a few drops directly to the affected area. Black Cumin Oil may help reduce acne, psoriasis, inflammation, hair health, and more. To learn more read, Black Seed Oil: Health and Beauty Benefits.
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