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We all live in a crazy place called the 21st century. This century can be famous mainly for the multi-tasking tech. Every technology that is being used and being invented is done on one pure basis of multi-tasking. For instance, the smartphones are practically used only for its multi-tasking abilities. We all want things that can be used for other purposes too including carrier oils.

What are carrier oils?

Carrier oils are generally oils made from vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. They are mostly called as Carrier Oils, Base Oils, Vegetable Oils, or Fixed Oils. These base oils are filled with essential fatty acids which is why they are so beneficial and the uses are endless. Most of these oils can be used in cooking, cleaning, skincare, hair care, massage, and aromatherapy.

The most common carrier oils are olive oil, coconut oil, Apricot kernel, Avocado, Grape seed etc.

How to use carrier oils?

Basic guidelines-

  • Do not pour the carrier oils inside the ears or near the private parts.
  • Read the label to determine if dilution is necessary.
  • NOTE- all the oils should be diluted for children below the age of 5.
  • Pregnant woman and those with high blood pressure and elderly should consult a doctor before using carrier oils.

Notice allergies-

  • The first week of usage of any product is very important; it is within this period that any allergic reactions or drastic changes can be witnessed. Under such circumstances stop using the product and consult a doctor immediately.

Here is a list of carrier oils that have various other usages-


Almond oil-


Vitamin A, B, E, Protein, Calcium, Glucosides, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Omega 3.


Moisturizing, Lubricating, Conditioning, Retains Moisture, Calms Skin, Does not Clog Pores, Removes Impurities and Dead Skin, Prevents Wrinkles, 

Also good for: 

Dry Skin, Itching,Inflammation, Eczema, Burns, Sunburn, Sore Muscles, Dandruff, Hair Loss, and Split Ends


Apricot kernel oil-


Vitamin A, C, E, Protein, Potassium


Moisturizing, Emollient, Nourishing, Prevents Wrinkles, Laxative, Antioxidant Properties, Anti-Inflammatory.

Also good for: 

Dry Skin, Sensitive Skin, Inflammation, Aged Skin, to reduce irritation and it can also be used to reduce premature aging.


Avocado oil-


Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, E, Amino Acids, Pantothenic Acid, Sterols


Moisturizing, Very Penetrating, Improves Skin Elasticity, Increases Collagen, Removes Impurities from Skin. Blends well with other carrier oils

Also good for:

 These can used to treat Dry Skin, Sensitive Skin, Aged Skin, Eczema, Age Spots, Scalp Care, Scars, Sun damage.


Castor oil-


Vitamin E


 Known as “Geisha’s beauty secret”, heal damaged, inflamed skin and dry nipples

Also good for:

It can be best used to treat Itching, Blackheads, Dandruff, Hemorrhoids, Cosmetics, Scalp Care.


Coconut oil-


Vitamin E, Squalene, Sterol, Tocopherols


Moisturizing, Conditioning, Protective Properties, Does not clog pores, Non Greasy, Doesn’t stain, and Helps extend shelf life of other carrier oils and refined oils

Also good for: 

It is also used to treat and protect dry Skin, Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin, Sunblock, Dry Hair, Split Ends, Cosmetics, Creams, and Soaps.

The above list is not even 0.1% of the total oils that are actually present in the world. Most of essential uses of the oils are yet to be found.

The obvious question that might arise after seeing this might be, why not just use tablets and other commercially chemically filled products. The answer to that question lies in the fact that most of these tablets and other products may cure the problem for the time being, but there is an increased chance that they also cause side-effects.

Yet again nature wins in the form of carrier oils.


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