CARRIER OILS FOR ESSENTIAL OILS | WHAT ARE CARRIER OILS?  | HOW TO USE CARRIER OILS?

Carrier Oils are nothing mysterious. In fact, Carrier Oils are simply vegetable oils derived from the fatty portion of a plant, usually the seed, nut, or kernels. Carrier Oils also have their own different therapeutic properties, and so the Carrier Oil used depends on your purpose.

Essentials Oils must be diluted in Carrier Oils if you are applying Essentials Oils to your skin, which is called Topical Application. Read why we have to dilute Essential Oils in Carrier Oils for application.

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Types of Carrier Oils

Carrier Oils are Precious Extracts from Plants, and have amazing properties.

Plant Therapy has a wide range of Carrier Oils including Apricot Kernel, Argan, Avocado, Camellia, Evening Primrose, Grapeseed, Hazelnut, Fractionated Coconut, Jojoba, Meadowfoam, Rosehip, Sweet Almond, Sunflower, and Tamanu. 

With so many to choose from, how do we determine which to use, and for what purpose? The most commonly used Carrier Oil is Fractionated Coconut Oil, especially for home DIYs, whereas Jojoba Oil is very popular in commercial use within the beauty and skincare industries especially. 

CARRIER OIL FOR DIFFERENT SKIN TYPES AND USES

Carrier Oils contain vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids that nourish and improve the skin, treating conditions like acne and eczema, supporting skincare in reducing wrinkles and scarring, and more. Many Carrier Oils have excellent properties to support the skin, but each has unique qualities and viscosity which may be better suited to different purposes and the user.

Plant Therapy takes the guesswork out of Carrier Oils with 3 Carrier Oil Blends that addresses some of the most common Skin Issues, and a Carrier Oil Blend for Massage. Purchase here.

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DermiSoothe

Carrier Oil Blend: Almond, ApricotJojobaAvocado, and Vitamin E

Use: Chapped, rough, red, dry, irriated skin

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Near Perfection

Carrier Oil Blend: Almond, Jojoba, AvocadoTamanu, and Vitamin E

Use: Softens, conditions, balance, and reduces marks and imperfections on the skin

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Marvelous Massage

Carrier Oil Blend: Almond, Fractionated CoconutJojobaMeadowfoamOrganic Sunflower, and Vitamin E

Use: Softens and conditions dry, irritated skin; sebum balancing & moisturizing

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Younger Glo

Carrier Oil Blend: Sesame Seed, Organic Sunflower Seed, Camellia Seed, Rosehip, Organic Argan, and Vitamin E

Use: Mature skin, reduce signs of aging to gradually decrease fine lines & wrinkles.

Babies and Young Children have sensitive skins, and the thinness of their skins may also contribute further to that sensitivity. The results of a study indicated "The use of olive oil for the treatment of dry skin and infant massage should therefore be discouraged." where "olive oil damaged the skin barrier and could make existing skin problems worse."

Nut Allergy: Sweet Almond Oil is great for skins being moisturizing and nourishing, and hence used in many beauty and skincare products. However, anyone with Nut Allergies should avoid Sweet Almond Oil.  

Plant Therapy range of Carrier Oils: Purchase here