As promised, here’s the next post on Carrier Oils and how to use them with Essential Oils for best results.
There are many different carrier oils you can choose as mentioned in my post earlier. Here are more oils you can choose from, when you are planning to use essential oils for different purposes.
One of the most popular and probably the cheapest base oils, this is also one of the best all-purpose oils. It suits most skin types and hair types and comes loaded with benefits and nutrients. It has longer shelf life than most oils and fractionated coconut oil has indefinite shelf life – which means, you can keep it forever without it going it rancid.
Coconut oil is readily absorbed into the skin and often solidifies under room temperature. However, when you dab it on skin, it melts right away. It does not stain your clothes and washes off without leaving a greasy or oily residue behind.
It is less greasy, does not clog pores or worsen skin problems. It helps curb a few skin problems owing to the anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties of this wonderful oil.
Extracted from grape seeds, this is a great carrier oil that was best known for culinary uses until recently. Today, it is widely accepted as a carrier oil and used in massages for the restructuring and regenerating properties. It is thus considered as an ideal anti-aging aid.
It does not clog pores, heals damaged or dull and ageing skin. It leaves a thin film on application and moisturises the skin. It can be used as a lotion, as a lip balm and also for massage.
A lot is said and written about Jojoba Oil in our recipes here. Jojoba Oil is a yellowish golden coloured oil that mimics the oil secreted by our skin. Hence it is readily absorbed, does not clog pores and nourishes and moisturises the skin, just like the oil secreted by our skin.
It is also great for improving hair growth and curbing hair loss. It is very light and does not leave a greasy layer on application. Suitable for all skin types, this is good for healing dry or damaged skin, as much as it helps regulating oily skin!
Carrier Oils & Purpose
Though writing the benefits and uses of each oil can help, this quick help guide just says what oil you use and for what purposes. I think it is easier that way!
Apricot Kernel Oil: Rich in Vitamins B & A, this is a great facial oil. It is particularly good for rejuvenation or healing dry and damaged skin.
Canola Oil: If you are looking for a good massage oil, Canola oil is great. It is odorless, light and has long shelf life.
Arnica Oil: If you have inflamed or bruised skin, this is the best oil you can get. However, if the skin is broken, stay away from it!
Corn Oil: Affordable, light and mineral rich oil, it is great for your skin.
Castor Oil: Heavy oil which can leave a greasy film behind, but great at nourishing and moisturising your skin or hair. It seals in moisture, so great for those with dry hair or skin.
Hazelnut Oil: If you want a nutrient rich oil, with anti-aging and scar reducing properties, Hazelnut oil is your best bet. It is light and good for your face. It is rich in minerals, proteins and vitamins.
Groundnut Oil: Affordable and light, it is a great massage oil that is rich in proteins and vitamins.
Soya Oil: A great massage oil, it is rich in Vitamin E. It can suit most skin types and great as a hair oil too.
St. John’s Wort Oil: If you have joint or muscle pain, or probably nerve related pain, St. John’s Wort Oil is the best. Though not a carrier oil by itself, it is any good carrier oil infused with St. John’s Wort. It is lauded for its healing benefits.
Vitamin E Oil: It is one of the best carrier oils, though quite thick and not preferred by many. It is rich in antioxidants, helps with cell regeneration, scar healing and has longer shelf life. It is a good preservative and used to increase shelf life of other oils.
Don’t have time to prepare DIY recipes with these oils? Don’t worry! At Revitol, we have you covered.