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Carrier Oils


Carrier Oils are used to dilute Essential Oils. Carrier Oils come in a variety of styles and allow you control the amount of Essential Oil used.
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Carrier Oils are as their name implies a vehicle to carry the essential oil for topical use. Carriers Oils do not provide any therapeutic value and in that sense are considered to be neutral. However, if you use essential oils it is highly recommended to be in an honored position next to your essential oils. Listed below are examples of commonly used Carrier Oils and their attributes:

Grapeseed Oil
Non-allergenic
Absorbs easily into the skin
Odorless
One of the lightest oils
Moisturizing

Sweet Almond Oil
Inexpensive
Easily absorbed into the skin
All purpose
Moisturizing
Light nutty aroma
Can react with people with nut allergies

V-6
A proprietary Young Living formula combing fractionated coconut oil, grapeseed oil. sweet almond oil, wheat germ oil (contains a lot of vitamin E and acts as a natural preservative), sunflower oil, and olive oil
Moisturizes and nourishes the skin
An excellent carrier oil for all your best essential oils and applications
Jojoba Oil
Long shelf life
Easily absorbed
Great for people with sensitive skin
Can be combined with other oils
Moisturizing
Light nutty aroma

Olive Oil
High in omega fats
Stronger aroma
Very available (use cold pressed virgin oil)
Shorter shelf life

Fractionated Coconut Oil
Liquid at room temperature
Neutral aroma
Absorbent
Non-greasy
Good shelf life

Coconut Oil
Solid at room temperature
Coconut aroma
Long shelf life
Good source of fatty acids
Soft and silky on skin
Moisturizes

Cocoa Oil
Chocolate aroma (chocolate lovers!)
Solid at room temperature
Best used with other carrier oils
Moisturizes
Rich in antioxidants
Tan color

Shea Oil
Moisturizes
Solid at room temperature
Cream color
Nutty aroma
Rich in antioxidants
Soothing for skin