What is a Carrier Oil?

I often mention a “carrier oil” that should be used to dilute essential oils. I have explained it earlier in one of my first posts here! But here’s an overview again on the subject:

Essential oils are highly concentrated and therefore can be very harsh if applied directly on the skin. Therefore it is common to use a carrier oil to dilute a few drops of the essential oil. Carrier oils are vegetable oils such as coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil or avocado oil.

The two main ones that I use for body massage are: sweet almond oil and fraccionated coconut oil. The main difference between regular coconut oil and fraccionated coconut oil is that the second is always liquid and it doesn’t have a scent. I have eczema on my eyelids and I have found it is the best to let my skin recover every night. Sweet almond oil is the one I commonly use in the body previously mixed with a few drops of my favourite essential oils.

So whenever I mention a carrier oil again, this is what I am talking about: vegetable oils that are used to dilute essential oils!

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