If you’ve ever researched essential oils, you’ve probably come across the term carrier oils before. It’s alright if you’re unfamiliar with the term. We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about carrier oils and how they enhance the use of your essential oils!
What Are Carrier Oils?
Just like your essential oils, carrier oils are made from plants. Because essential oils are strong and potent, putting them directly onto the skin can cause irritation. Therefore, carrier oils help dilute the essential oils, so they are safer for your skin.
Most carrier oils are unscented, so you won’t have to worry about them interfering with the essential oil’s smell.
Common Types of Carrier Oils
Carrier oils are typically extracted from plant parts such as seeds, nuts, and kernels. They often have little to no aroma, which is great when pairing with an essential oil. These oils can also be used on their own too!
Here are some of the common carrier oils:
Tips for Mixing Your Carrier Oil
Before applying any oil or lotion, you should always perform a patch test on the skin before using it. Some great places to perform a patch test is the inside of your wrist or just under your ear. Usually, you’ll leave the product sitting for about 24 hours, and if irritation occurs, avoid using the product.
To determine how much essential oils to use with your carrier oil, you can follow a dilution guideline. Typically, a good dilution level for an adult is 2% for the body and 0.5%-1% (about 1 drop EO and 2 Tablespoons carrier) for the face. All dilutions guidelines can be found online!
Common Bottles for Essential Oils with Carrier Oils
Once you’ve mixed your blend of essential oils, it’s time to find a container for them! The most common containers for your essential oils tend to be roller bottles, dropper bottles, and glass jars.
Purchasing Carrier Oils
Are you ready to make your essential oil creation? At Natures Oils, LLC, we have ½ oz. carrier oils available for purchase. All oils are safe and beneficial to the skin! Check out our online selection of carrier oils today and contact us if you have any questions.