What are Carrier Oils?

Essential Oils Philippines- As a safety precaution, it is advised that essential oils and absolutes in its purest form should be diluted in a carrier oil before applying it on the skin. Since essential oils are lipophilic, they dissolve in other oils like carrier oils. We know that water and oil don't mix well together.



What are examples of carrier oils?


-coconut oil
-jojoba oil
-avocado oil
-olive oil
-sweet almond oil
-sunflower oil
-vegetable oil
-grapeseed oil
-pecan oil
-peanut oil
-sesame oil
-evening primrose oil
-walnut oil
-wheat germ oil
-castor oil (cold pressed)
-any fatty plant or seed oils


Why do we need to use carrier oils?


The purpose when diluting essential oils in carrier oils is that carrier oils facilitates the EOs onto the skin and to lessen the potency of the oil before use as some could be toxic to the body.


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