How to choose your carrier oil?

Carrier oils are mainly used to dilute your essential oils prior any topical application. But they can also be used on their own.

how to choose your carrier oil
When it comes to choose wisely your carrier oil you need to consider 3 elements:

#1 Odour - Most carrier oils have a light and natural aroma, however a few of them have a stronger and beautiful noticeable scent.

Neutral Scent

Noticeable scent

Apricot Kernel

Coconut

Jojoba

Sweet Almond

Argan

Rosehip 

 

#2 Absorption - Carrier oils may have a different absorption rate regarding the type of your skin. To choose the one which is best for you, consider your skin type and what you would use it for. 

Here is a chart to help you:

Absorption rate

Carrier oil

Slow

Coconut

Average

Argan, Rosehip

Fast

Sweet Almond, Apricot, Jojoba 


For example, as an everyday face oil, we would recommend Apricot Kernel because it is a light and non greasy oil. However, as a massage oil, we like using Coconut, Argan or Sweet Almond, for their sweet scent and also more oily texture. 

 

#3 Skin type - Some carrier oils may possess properties that are good for your skin type and some might not.

Here is a summary to help you choose:

Skin Type

Carrier oil

Normal

Sweet Almond, Coconut

Oily

Australian Jojoba

Dry

Argan, Coconut

Sensitive

Apricot Kernel, Sweet Almond

Mature

Rosehip, Argan, Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel


 

For example, if your skin has breakout we would recommend you to use on your face Australian Jojoba. However, if you want to prevent your skin from ageing or treat scars, Argan and Rosehip are the best. 

I hope this helps you better. Remember, we are always happy to help so if you have any questions, feel free to chat with us. 

Take care 💚

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