Carrier Oil (also known as fixed oils and base oils)

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Carrier oils are normally derived from the fatty portion of a plant, obtained by cold pressing from the seeds, kernels or the nuts and is inert – and not as volatile as essential oils.

Essential oil (except for a few exceptions) should never be used undiluted on the skin, and needs to be mixed with a carrier oil (also referred to as a base oil) to dilute the concentrated molecules and to help spread them over the surface of the skin, and this is done by diluting them in carrier oils.

Each and every carrier oil is unique and offers a potent combination of therapeutic properties and characteristics. The choice of a carrier oil depends very much on the therapeutic benefit that is being sought.

List of different carrier oils

Herewith, a list of the most widely used carrier oils as used in aromatherapy.

  • Avocado oil
  • Carrot root oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Soyabean Oil
  • Sunflower seed Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil

Avocado Oil

Carrot Root Oil

Linalool Ex Basil Oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Sweet Basil Oil

Sweet Basil Oil

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Soya Bean Oil

Soya Bean Oil

Sun Flower Seed Oil

Sun Flower Seed Oil

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet Almond Oil

Important Note: The information provided on Escential website is for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General Safety Information: Use caution when trying any new ingredient, including carrier oils on the skin or in the hair. Those with nut allergies should consult their medical practitioner before coming into contact with nut oils, butters or other nut products. Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Safety information can be found by visiting the Safety information page. For very in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand.