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Carrier Oils

Used for Creating Products
Aromatherapy / Essential Oils

Almond Oil, Sweet is a light to medium carrier oil that is non greasy and easily absorbed into the skin.

Aloe Vera Gel is very light, cool and refreshing and has healing benefits for the skin. It has been widely used for cuts, burns, inflamed skin and wound healing.

Apricot Kernel Oil is a fine light carrier oil providing hydration for dry, damaged, and mature skin and is used widely in beauty and skin care products.

Avocado Oil is somewhat of a heavier carrier oil that is very rich in nutrients. It is mostly used in products for dry scalp, damaged hair and skin problems such as eczema.

Beeswax is the substance secreted by worker honeybees and is pure. It is great to use in cosmetics, salves, body care products, and lotions.

carrier oils

Butters are very moisturizing and range in consistency from hard to soft. You can use a variety of butters when creating a lotion or a salve. Butters include: Shea, Mango, Aloe, and Cocoa.

Emulsifying Wax is usually vegetable based and its main function is for mixing water with oils. It is great to use in lotions and cosmetic products.

Enzymes are proteins derived from vegetables and fruits.

Epsom Salt contains magnesium sulfate. It dissolves easily making it perfect for soothing sore muscles, relaxing soaks, or foot baths. You can also use it in creating body scrubs and bath salt mixtures with sea salt.

Grapeseed Oil is a very fine light non greasy fast absorbing carrier oil that has no odor. It is widely used in aromatherapy products and is hypo-allergenic.

Jojoba Oil is actually a liquid wax and is best used to moisturize and re-hydrate skin. It has a long shelf life which is why I use it in all my roll-ons.

Olive Oil is a heavier vegetable oil that has hydrating, nourishing and moisturizing benefits. Extra Virgin Olive oil is the best. Olive oil is usually mixed with another carrier oil when used.

Sea Salts are very mineralized to the skin. Soaking in a tub of sea salts helps to remove toxins and dead skin cells.

Unscented Body Lotion if you don't wish to create your own body lotion, I have used Alba Botanica Lotion Original Unscented and added 2% essential oils to it and did not have a problem with it becoming watery or thin.

References: Jennifer Hochell;
Passport to Aromatherapy by Joel Wallach