Carrier oils (also called base oil), are extracted from the seed, kernels or nuts of a plant. Unlike essential oils that are extracted from the leaves, bark and roots of plants.
Base oils are used to dilute your essential oils and help “carry” them into the skin. Just like essential oils each carrier oil has unique properties & benefits. When you combine the correct carrier oil with your essential oils, you will get much better results than when just using a generic carrier oil.
Different types of Carrier Oils and their Benefits
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Further to considering the above properties of the base oils you choose to use, it is also important to consider the absorption rate of your chosen carrier oil. There would be no point in using a fast absorbing oil on and already dry skin as it would just worsen the problem you are trying to solve.
Absorption Rate of the different types of Carrier Oils
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