Carrier Oils

carrier oilsCarrier oil, also known as base oil or vegetable oil, is used to dilute essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to the skin in massage and aromatherapy. They are so named because they carry the essential oil onto the skin. We carry three types of carrier oil: fractionated coconut oil, avocado oil, and apricot kernel oil.

Fractionated coconut oil is a distillation of fresh coconut oil. It is an excellent massage oil base and works exceptionally well for diluting essential oils for topical therapies. Has a long shelf life and resists rancidity. HOW IT IS MADE: The oil is warmed, then lighter fractions of lower molecular weight are separated from the heavier fractions, leaving behind a silky, liquid oil without the solids usually found in coconut oil. Comes in amber, plastic, 4 oz. (118 ml) bottle with disc top $12.00

Apricot Kernel oil is good for people with sensitive skin. It is non-irritant and soothing for the skin. Apricot oil quickly makes the skin soft and smooth. It also percolates deep into the skin. It is easy to apply on the skin as it quickly spreads across the skin’s surface. Used as an emollient, anti-inflammatory, soothes skin, good under-eye oil, and makes an excellent hot oil treatment. Comes in amber, plastic, 4 oz. (118 ml) bottle with disc top. $8.00

Avocado oil is one of the most penetrative of all natural plant oils. Unlike most moisturizers and many other natural oils, it is believe to penetrate through the epidermis and into the dermis layer of the skin. This results in extremely soft and hydrated facial skin. And, due to its humectant properties that prevent drying out, this moisturizing effect is long lasting. Said to increase collagen production, is a helpful eczema oil, good for itchy scalp and head massage, and makes for a good hot oil treatment. $8.00