Hello crafters and creatives out there! If you are wondering what a carrier oil is, you have come to the right place.
Carrier oils are called a "carrier" oil, as they carry the essential oil you are planning to mix with it. A carrier oil will blend with the essential oil fragrance and deliver it to the skin, hair or whatever you are intending on using it for. Carrier oils are the base oil in a recipe or formula. Different carrier oils can be blended together and used as a carrier for essential oil, and they can also diffuse the essential oil if your scent is too strong.
Essential oils on their own are often too strong if applied directly on the skin. They can possibly even cause irritation, so diluting them with a carrier oil is considered safe practice. Carrier oils also help retain the scent of the essential oils, which would dissipate quite quickly on their own.
There are mainly two types of carrier oils: those that are liquid at room temperature, such as olive oil, and those that are solid at room temperature, such as coconut oil. Depending on what you are making, you can create your own custom blend of carrier oils, so long as they are all liquid at the time of blending. Carrier oils can be brought to a liquid state by gently heating them. Carrier oils can also be whipped too.
A true carrier oil is an oil that is created by cold-pressing or by macerating.
Here is a list of the most popular carrier oils if you are wondering which oils are considered carrier oils.
The best carrier oils for essential oils are jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil. Read on to see why we chose these oils as the best carrier oils for essential oil:
Just some advice, when custom blending for someone else, make sure that they do not have a nut allergy when choosing your oils, such as almond oil or peanut oil. Just something to keep in mind.
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