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Carrier Oils: Why You Need Them and What to Make


Carrier Oils: Why You Need Them and What to Make

Let’s talk about carrier oils — a wonderful companion to essential oils! We’ll go over a few great choices and add a fun DIY for you to try with each one.

Jojoba Carrier Oil

diy cuticle balmJojoba has a consistency that closely matches the natural sebum produced in human skin, so it’s an extremely popular choice in both commercial and homemade skincare. It is rich in nourishing vitamin E, omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, making it a great choice for supporting wound healing and revitalizing the skin.

A nourishing cuticle balm is perfect this time of year to help combat the effects of cold weather. You’re going to love how the Jojoba makes your hands look and feel!

Meadowfoam Carrier Oil

caffeine eye serumMeadowfoam Carrier Oil contains 98% fatty acids long-chain carbon atoms. It’s resistant to oxidation due to naturally occurring tocopherols, and is one of the most stable lipids! As a result, it has an extremely long shelf life. Meadowfoam Carrier Oil has wonderful moisturizing and rejuvenating properties and is highly recommended for use in cosmetics and skin care products especially for its UV protection properties.

Meadowfoam also absorbs easily into the skin leaving a silky smooth feel. If you haven’t given this carrier oil a chance, this would be the perfect DIY to enjoy its amazing benefits!

Try this amazing Caffeine Eye Serum using Meadowfoam to help get rid of those tired eyes and look refreshed and ready to take on the day!

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Candy cane sugar scrub DIY from Plant TherapyBy far our most popular carrier oil, fractionated coconut oil is amazingly versatile and is a common ingredient for many DIYs. It is a “fraction” of virgin coconut oil that is produced through a heating process. This process allows it to retain its high moisturizing ability without the extra color, odor, and temperature considerations of typical coconut oil.

Plus, this kind of unrefined coconut oil will not solidify! Perfect for roll-on bottles of your favorite essential oil or blend.

Try this polishing body scrub that smells just like delicious candy canes to feel refreshed and energized during your shower or bath.

Grapeseed Carrier Oil

DIY skin toner using grapeseed oil

Light with a silky, satiny sort of feeling, Grapeseed is ideal for massage therapy or any other kind of skin application. It is non-comedogenic, odorless, and great for oily skin. With vitamins E and omegas 6 and 9 fatty acids , you’re going to love how easy this carrier is to incorporate into all your favorite aromatherapy projects.

If the cold weather has been drying out your skin, you’re going to love this wonderful skin toner using Grapeseed!

Hemp Seed Carrier Oil

organic mandarin body wash diyHemp Seed Oil is a natural, non-GMO, whole food product that can be used in a variety of ways. It is one the most nutritious oils available due to its high content of omega fatty acids and proteins.

What also sets Hemp Seed apart is its dark color and nutty scent, so take that into considerations before using it.

Enjoy this uplifting Mandarin Body Wash using Hemp Seed!

Sunflower Carrier Oil

munhy stop hand lotion diyThis wonderful skin softener and conditioner have high amounts of vitamins A, B, D, and E, plus beneficial amounts of lecithin and omega 9 and 6 fatty acids. Sunflower Carrier Oil has a very faint sweet aroma but is nearly odorless.

Try this hand lotion using Sunflower for soft and healthy skin. Use Munchy Stop or any blend or essential oil of your choice!

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Worwood, V. (2016). The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy 25th Anniversary Ed. New World Library: California.