Carrier/Base Oils

 

Carrier oils also referred to as base oils or vegetable oils are used to dilute essential oils, Co2s (carbon dioxide method) and absolutes before applying to the skin. They carry the essential oil onto the skin. Different carrier oils offer different properties and the choice of carrier oil can depend on the therapeutic benefit being sought

 

Carrier oils also referred to as base oils or vegetable oils are used to dilute essential oils, Co2s (carbon dioxide method) and absolutes before applying to the skin. They carry the essential oil onto the skin. Different carrier oils offer different properties and the choice of carrier oil can depend on the therapeutic benefit being sought

 

 

 

Argan Virgin Oil

 

 

argania spinosa

Known as the “Tree of Life” to the Berbers for the many health benefits it brings, this spiny tree (argania spinosa) grows exclusively in the south-west of Morocco in the Souss Plain, where there are 21 million trees covering almost 800,000 hectares. Argan oil is beautiful golden oil with a slightly reddish tinge, which comes from the Argan Tree of Morocco. For centuries, the Berber people of Morocco have used the oil for its numerous culinary, cosmetic and medicinal benefits. The Argan tree is under the protection of UNESCO due to its dwindling numbers and difficult growing conditions. Argan is one of the rarest and expensive oils in the world because of its limited quantity and traditional production methods. For this reason it is often referred to it as Liquid Gold.

 

 

Avocado Virgin Oil

 

 

persea americana

Avocado Oil is full of vitamins that are helpful to the overall growth of the hair. The avocado fruit from which the oil derived boasts a wealth of vitamins among them vitamins B and E, that help boost the cellular level while strengthening the hair at the same time. Vitamin B is crucial for hair growth while vitamin E helps rejuvenate the scalp. If not addressed, a damaged scalp may slow or compromise hair growth.

 

 

Jojoba Virgin Oil

 

simmondsia chinensis

One of the best all-around natural oils that is a liquid wax ester. Mixes naturally with our skin’s fluids because it contains large quantities of an ester almost identical human sebum, the skin’s natural restorative fluid. Contains anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins, including vitamin E. Helps make skin soft and silky, and is excellent for inflamed skin, acne, dandruff, eczema and psoriasis. Excellent for hair care and reputed to be a natural wrinkle remover. Acts as an emollient and humectant. It retains skin moisture and does not block the skin’s natural functions while performing is own. Good for Massage, jojoba by itself will not stain linens. It does not turn rancid and extends the shelf life of blended oils. Jojoba Oil has excellent moisturizing properties and is used as a base or carrier oil in Aromatherapy.

 

 

Sweet Almond Oil

 

pirunus amygdalus dulcis

Sweet Almond is one of the most popular oils in aromatherapy range. Sweet Almond oil contains a number of vitamins: A, B1, B2, B6 and E. Due to Sweet Almond’s properties the oil has a number of natural benefits that are commonly known to nourish and moisturise the skin and relieve those who suffer from eczema. Vitamin E is one of the most powerful natural antioxidants that naturally combat the emergence of free radicals and other damaging elements in the skin.

Sweet Almond oil is a perfect combination with Essential oil aromatherapy range but is also water dispersible and can be used with or without essential oils as a convenient and highly beneficial bath oil.

 

 

Grapeseed Oil

 

vitus vinifera

Grape seed oil contains linoleic acid that strengthens the cell membranes and improves the overall quality of your skin. Its regular usage cures various types of skin troubles including acne and pimples. Its antioxidant characteristic prevents the pores from clogging and further prevents the outburst of acne. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that not only prevent acne outbreaks, but also help to cure existing ones.

Grape seed oil has astringent properties. Regular application of this oil results in skin tightening and toning. It is especially beneficial for people who have oily skin and how flawless your skin is, if you have dark circles, your overall appearance looks dull and lifeless. If you are suffering from dark circles, grape seed oil is what you need. As the oil does not contain any harmful substances, it is not at all dangerous to apply it around your eyes.

 

 

Carrot Seed Oil

 

daucus carota

Carrot seed oil plays a supportive role when added to your favorite facial creme and will help boost it’s effectiveness. Just add a drop or two to your favorite moisturizer to greatly enhance your skin care routine. This oil can also be used as the principal essential oil in your own, custom made formula for supporting overall skin health. Diffused, carrot seed oil is grounding and soothing to the mind. This oil has a rich, spicy and earthy fragrance.

 

 

Coconut Virgin Oil

 

cocos nucifera

Coconut oil OR copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. Coconut oil is excellent massage oil that acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skin, including dry skin. Unlike mineral oil, there is no chance of having any adverse side effects on the skin from the application of coconut oil. Therefore, it is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin, which normally accompany aging.

Coconut oil is extensively used in the Indian sub-continent for hair care. It is an excellent conditioner and helps the re-growth process of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing and healing damaged hair. By regularly massaging your head with coconut oil, you can ensure that your scalp is free of dandruff, even if your scalp is chronically dry. It also helps in keeping your hair and scalp free from lice and lice eggs.

 

 

Rosehip Seed Oil

 

rosa rubiginosa

High quality rosehip oil is naturally rich in skin-loving nutrients which help improve overall skin condition. It’s a great source of essential fatty acids (omega 3 and omega 6), fatty acids (omega 9) and beta-carotene (pro-Vitamin A). Essential fatty acids are vital to the health of our skin, but our bodies don’t produce them. Naturally occurring in rosehip oil, these lipid compounds moisturise skin and improve softness and elasticity, assist skin cell renewal and repair and can help to restore skin suffering the effects of sun damage and lifestyle stresses