Many that are new to essential oils do not realize that a dilution is required. Essential oil molecules do not have a deep penetrating ability, as they may actually burn the skin without dilution before use. Carrier oils bind to the essential oil molecules and pull them into the deeper skin layer, hence their name! There are many types of carrier oils. The main differences are the plant that they are made from and the rate of absorption. The density of the oil determines the penetration rate. Thicker oils remain idle on the skin’s surface, while the lighter carrier oils penetrate deeper into the skin. Each type, and density, have its own benefits. Your intentions determine the oil type best to use.
It is important to consider factors like your skin type and intentions when considering the type of carrier oil to use. If you have an oily skin type, need deep penetration, or are concerned about staining clothes, you may want to consider a lighter oil.
Thicker carrier oils may be ideal for those looking to combat outer layer skin pathogens, like mites that burrow into the skin. The oils sitting idly on the skin’s surface may serve many purposes, including smothering pathogens, sustaining outer layers, focusing on wrinkles, scar nourishment, plumping purposes, sun damage or burn, the saturation of growths, creating a dense layer of long-lasting protection from pathogens and dust particles, or to utilize an oil’s numbing properties. If you have dry skin, a denser oil may be for you.
Just imagine the possibilities that essential, infused, and carrier oils may offer. Infused oil may make an amazing tool for rubbing on the abdomen and navel soaking to support feminine issues. A perfect combination may be our Rose Petal™ pure essential oil to add to your Rose Petal™ infused, rosehip carrier oil. We also offer many types of signature blends and individual herbal infused oils, in this Carrier Oil Solutions™ category. We allow many of these bases as an option for our infused oils. They can be used in many ways, including, but not limited to; navel soaking, making homemade suppositories, douches, enema solutions, skin support, hair & scalp rubs, as an additive to your shampoos and lotions, and the list goes on and on. The combinations and list of benefits are truly too numerous to mention.
Light Carrier Oils:
- Almond Oil – Said to promote heart health, help to balance blood sugar levels, support the prevention of free radical damage, help to maintain a healthy weight, moisturize the skin and hair, and it may support the lessening of stretch marks while protecting from sun damage.
- Argan Oil – Our highest recommended light, or penetrative oil. It may protect from sun damage, moisturize, treat acne, improve wound healing, soothe skin issues, offer anti-aging benefits, and treat a number of infections and conditions of the skin.
- Avocado Oil – Has a strong aroma, green in color because of the dense chlorophyll. High in oleic acid. Soothing and hydrating. May support eczema, aging, and irritated skin.
- Cucumber Seed Oil – Cold-pressed and lovely cucumber carrier oil. It contains about 14-20% oleic acid and 60-68% linoleic acid. It is used by others as a moisturizer, hydrator, soothing dryness, damage repair, nourishing, and adding softness and luster to the skin and hair.
- Evening Primrose Oil – A multi-dimensional oil that is said to support acne, overall skin health, menstrual symptoms, breast pains, hot flashes, and even blood pressure.
- Grapeseed Oil – It seems hard to find a good quality grapeseed oil these days. A good quality grapeseed oil contains high levels of vitamin E, antioxidant properties, and may help to reduce free radicals and the damage they cause. It is said to even assist in the reduction of heart diseases.
- Jojoba Oil – The single most oil considered to be the closest to the natural oil content of the skin. A soothing oil for all skin types with high antioxidant content, as well as essential fatty acids, and vitamin E. It can be used to balance most all skin types and is considered to be anti-inflammatory. Considered to be a high-end oil. Highly used by those who have oily and acne-prone skin. It has been used by others for the promotion of hair growth, strengthening immunity, fighting free radical damage, and soothing sun damage.
- Nirgundi Oil – A multi-dimensional oil that others use to support respiratory issues and congestion. It can also be used to support menstrual cramps, anxiety, joint pain, and even high fevers. Considered to be a high-end oil.
- Rose Hip Oil – High in antioxidants, vitamin A, retinoic acid, all essential fatty acids, may regenerate aged skin, scars, and burns while reducing redness and dark spots, all the while evening skin tone. The rose hips actually contain the seeds, therefore it could also be considered rose seed oil as well.
- Sunflower Oil – Our personal favorite carrier oil. It is high in linoleic acid, A, D, E, and minerals.
- Tamanu Oil – Used in many cosmetic products. High in fatty acids, an excellent moisturizer, dense in antioxidants, fights against free radical damage.
Dense Carrier Oils:
- Black Cumin Seed Oil – Our highest recommended thick, or dense, carrier oil. It is packed with antioxidants, contains disease-fighting properties, acts as a carrier for zinc, and has many health benefits for cholesterol, fungus, parasitic, bacterial, inflammatory, sugar, and organ-protective properties and support. We use a 50/50 dilution of black cumin seed essential oil, diluted in black cumin seed cold-pressed oil. An extract within an extract.
- Castor Oil – A great oil for those looking for parasitic support. In the olden days, it was used alone as a parasitic remedy. It is high in ricinoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid. It is said to promote the healing of minor wounds, anti-inflammatory effects, acne reducing, and assisting with fighting fungus.
- Hemp Oil – It is said to support the improvement of overall health, including heart, brain, and skin. Contains all nine essential amino fatty acids and helps to fight free radicals. Said to help with inflammation of the skin, as well as its overall health.
- Moringa Seed Oil – Just as beneficial for the skin as the moringa plant it is derived from. It is high in phytonutrients and highly beneficial for the skin and hair. The pods that the seeds form in are said to be surprisingly resistant to oxidation and the oil is said to help fight free radicals.
- Olive Oil – Extra virgin olive oil. Has a strong aroma, green in color because of the dense chlorophyll. High in oleic acid. Soothing and hydrating. May support eczema, aging, and irritated skin. An anti-inflammatory supportive oil.
- Sesame Seed Oil – Contains sesamol and sesaminol, two antioxidants that may have powerful effects on your health. It is said to fight free radicals, reduce the risk of developing chronic issues, and has a balanced ratio of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids.