All About Carriers


Carrier oils do exactly what their name implies. They carry essential oils deep into the skin and into the blood stream for maximum therapeutic benefits. They are also used to dilute essential oils in order to prevent waste. With essential oils, a little goes a long way! Carrier oils are plant-based oils, and can often be found in the pantry.  The carrier oils you choose to use will depend on the benefits you wish to see. This is not a complete list by any means, but they are the ones I use the most often.

Coconut Oil

  • Solid at room temperature
  • Smells slightly like coconuts
  • Great for dry skin
  • Slightly oily feeling upon application
  • Penetrates skin well

Sunflower/Safflower Oil

  • Liquid oil
  • Odorless
  • Great for oily/acne prone skin
  • Non-greasy feeling upon application
  • Penetrates skin well

Olive Oil

  • Liquid oil
  • Smells like the cooking oil
  • Great for dry skin and hair
  • Leaves a thick oily feeling upon application
  • *Should be blended with other oils

Sesame Oil

  • Liquid oil
  • Has slightly nutty smell
  • Great for dry skin & massage
  • Leaves thick film upon application
  • *Should be blended with other oils

Other Popular Carrier Oils:

  • Jojoba Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil

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Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please see your medical professional for medical advice.
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