All About Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are oils made from the fatty parts of a plant, whether it is from the seeds, nuts, or kernels. Some widely known carrier oils are jojoba oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil, argan oil, avocado oil, and etc. Carrier oils are essential for safety and efficacy when trying using essential oils topically, carrier oils allow the benefits of essential oils to be carried through since essential oils generally evaporate as soon as they are applied to the skin. Each carrier oil is made up of different components and therefore vary in color, viscosity, and absorption rate. But all offer therapeutic benefits as well when used on their own and added benefits when used to dilute essential oils. 

  • Brighten dull and tired complexions
  • Protect against environmental stressors 
  • Balance oil and sebum production regardless of skin type 
  • Promotes cell renewal for the appearance of firmer and tighter skin


    • Repair skin tissue and maintain barrier 
    • Keep acne under control 
    • Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
    • Hydrate skin 
    • Even out skin tone 


    • Reduce age spots
    • Repair sun damaged skin
    • Minimize the appearance of scars
    • Moisturize and soften skin and hair
    • Promote softness, suppleness, and radiance of skin and hair
    • Promote moisture retention 
    • Stimulate the growth of thicker, longer and stronger hair
    • Eliminate pesky dandruff 
    • Reduce the appearance of aging, such as premature wrinkles and fine lines
    • Prevent joint inflammation, stiffness, and pain
    • Facilitate wound healing 


    • Soften and soothe the skin and hair
    • Keep dry, brittle skin and hair hydrated, thus restoring the moisture and luster
    • Increase circulation and thereby enhance the health and strength of the hair and skin


    • Boost collagen production
    • Relieve skin of sun damage
    • Promote firmer skin
    • Reduce the appearance of scars and other skin blemishes 


    • Produce and maintain the skin's natural oil barrier
    • Hydrate skin to promote a supple, youthful appearance
    • Nourish cells and eliminate bodily toxins
    • Protect skin by creating an antimicrobial barrier against harsh environmental elements
    • Moisturize skin to prevent the premature signs of aging
    • Reduce water loss through the skin’s surface
    • Enhance the texture and softness of skin and hair

    SHELF LIFE Carrier oils high in unsaturated fatty acid content will generally last up to 6 months, while other oils can last 1-2 years. To maintain an oil’s quality and maximize its shelf life, it should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. The life of carrier oils are also extended when it has high vitamin E or Lauric Acid content and oils can be combined to extend their shelf life. 

    Carrier Oils  Oil Type Benefits
    Nut Oils 
    • Extremely emollient and healing for sensitive, dry, and inflamed skin
    • Stimulate circulation
    • Anti-inflammatory 
    • Maintain skin tightness and elasticity
    Black Currant
    Seed Oils 
    • Condition skin to rejuvenate complexion, especially in mature or prematurely aging skin
    • Relieve dry skin
    • Soothe itching and discomfort caused by any burns
    • Reduce appearance of scarring
      Grape Seed
      Peach Kernel
      Fruit Oils 
      • Gentle and nourishing, suitable for sensitive skin
      • Light in texture to moisturize without leaving a greasy residue
      • Reduce the appearance of aging skin
      • High in antioxidants 
      Essential Fatty Acid Oils 
      • Hydrate and soothe itchy, dry, inflamed skin 
      • Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
      • Healing and reparative 
      • Balance essential fatty acid deficiency and skin’s oil production
      • Balance hormones
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