"What is a carrier oil?" tends to be asked quite frequently so we thought we would help answer the common question. Carrier oils are vegetable oils derived from kernels, seeds and the nut of plants with little to no smell. They do not evaporate and help to dilute essential oils for safe application to the skin.
Here at ECO. we have a few carrier oils that you can choose from or if you are running low or waiting for your carrier oil to arrive, a really versatile ingredient that we all tend to have in our cupboards is olive oil.
What can I use carrier oils for?
Carrier oils are most commonly used to help with essential oil application to the skin. They will assist in diluting pure essential oils of your choice to minimise skin irritation and allow safe application. Carrier oils become a must-have ingredient when you decide to dive into the endless DIY world. A few examples of when carrier oils are needed are; DIY Perfume Rollerball, DIY Body Oil, DIY Face Cleanser, for the bath and so much more. Learn more about our carrier oils below.
Sweet Almond Carrier Oil
Sweet Almond Carrier Oil is rich in vitamin E and can help soothe dry and irritated skin. It acts as a barrier against elements and is a great all round natural skin moisturiser. Use Sweet Almond Carrier Oil to apply essential oils to the body, without the risk of irritating the skin.
ECO. Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil will allow you to use your essential oils in a new range of ways. Use coconut oil to hydrate the skin or apply essential oils to the body without irritation. Great for use as a body moisturiser, for massage or local topical application.
Jojoba is renowned for its hydrating and regenerative qualities. It is suitable to all skin types and can help improve skin suppleness and elasticity due to its similarities with human sebum. It also acts as a great makeup remover or a natural skin cleanser. Jojoba Carrier Oil will allow you to use your essential oils in a new range of ways.
Georgia is the Marketing Assistant at ECO. Modern Essentials. Georgia oversees the company's social media platforms, helps coordinate brand collaborations, creates content + DIY recipes and manages ECO.'s affiliate program. She is a qualified Beauty Therapist with extensive Dermal Therapy qualifications and a Diploma in Training Design & Development. Georgia is passionate about leading a happy & healthy life and helping educate those around her.
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