Carrier Oils are neutral odored vegetable oils that are used to "carry" and dilute the essential oils onto your body. Essential oils are almost never used undiluted directly on your skin. They could cause irritation because they are so very highly concentrated.

     Cold pressed  vegetable oils are extremely beneficial to your skin because they are rich in skin nourishing vitamins and made from the fatty tissue of plants.  Store your carrier oils is a cool dark place or in the refrigerator where they will keep for about 10 months.

     Using carrier oils either alone or with essential oils will greatly improve the appearance and condition of just about any skin. A list of common carrier oils is given below.

Common Carrier Oils are :

Sweet Almond (Prunus amygdalis dulcis)

Apricot Kernal (Prunus armeniaca)

Avocado (Persea americana)

Borage Seed (Borago officinalis)

Calendula (Calendula offiicinalis)

Camelia (Camelia sinensis)

Carrot (Daucus carota)

Castor Oil

Coconut (Coco nucifera)

Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera)

Hazelnut (Corylus avellana)

Hemp Seed

Hypericum (Hypericum perforatum)

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)

Kukui Nut (Aleurites moluccanus)

Macadamia (Macadamia ternifolia)

Meadowfoam Seed

Neem Seed (Melia azadiracta)

Palm Fruit Oil

Palm Kernel Oil

Peach Kernel (Persea americana)

Pumkin Seed Oil

Rice Bran

Rose Hip Seed (Rosa canina)

Safflower Seed

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Wheatgerm (Triticum vulgare)