Carrier oils can be really confusing for a brand new "oiler," and in this episode, we talk all about how carrier oils work, why we want them, and options.
What are carrier oils?
Carrier oils are the fatty, large-molecules that comes from plants. Whereas essential oils are greaseless, carrier oils are thought of as fatty and stay on the top of the skin longer before absorbing.
Why do we use them?
We typically use carrier oils any time we apply an oil to the skin. Because they are fatty, they stay on the top of the skin longer, making it take more time for the oil to absorb into the skin or evaporate. This means you are getting more time of the essential oil working into your body. Plus, dilution doesn't mean dilution of the effectiveness! Remember how concentrated our oils are? Right! We don't need a full drop!
Examples of Carrier Oils
These are just some charts that help you understand how different carrier oils have different properties and uses.
And our favorite carrier oil is a blend of all the best: V6!
Other links to posts about carrier oils: