On carrier oils
Someone asked me a few days ago if I could make a post with a list of carrier oils, so I promised I’d do so.
What are carrier oils?
Carrier oils are also called base oils or cold-pressed vegetable oils are derived from the fatty portion plants.
How to use them?
Their use is implied in the name. These base oils ( or vegetable oils) are called as “carrier”, because they help to dilute an essential oil by then *carrying* it for use on skin, use on hair, etc—since essential oils are highly concentrated and can be irritating if used alone. Carrier oils can also be used alone.
The eight oils pictured above are what I use in my skincare regimen (sweet almond oil & grapeseed oil only) and hair care regimen. Note: Yes, I use both types of castor oils. I initially used the Home Health brand, but then experimented with JBCO to see any differences. However, they work the same. So now, the clear variety is really just used for deep conditioning purposes, and the JBCO is used for my hot oil treatments (since it’s a lot more expensive for a such a small bottle). Trying to be economical here, and not wasteful! lol.
Below is not a complete, exhaustive list—but it’s pretty extensive! Maybe some of us can try experimenting, too! I’m thinking of giving a few new oils a try in the future.
Click for the list of carrier oils under the jump!