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Carrier oils typically comprise of vegetable oils, seed oil etc. Apart from aromatherapy too, they have uses in diluting concentrated oil for instance. Carrier Oils contain a lot of fat. This is what gives them the power for diluting essential or concentrated oil. The name ‘Carrier Oils’ derives from the fact that they make essential oils proper enough to be applied on the body, that is they intermediately carry oil to the body.
From a simple shampoo, shower gel to a body lotion, almost all cosmetic products contain Carrier Oils. Different combinations of carrier and essential produce different final products.
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But, Carrier Oils can be stored for long since they don’t oxidize. Oxidation loses the therapeutic advantages.
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Many factors go into selecting carrier oils. They range from your own skin to the color of the oil. Some of the factors are discussed below:-
Not all oils can be good. First and foremost identify your skin. If it’s dry skin, go for moisturizing oil. And it is highly recommended to avoid mineral oil. Minerals oils are derived from petroleum products. They can be toxic, make the skin lose its shine and breath, prevent sweating.
Check for Rancidity!
Due to presence of fats, carrier oils go rancid. One trick to identify if the shop is cheating you is the aroma. A bitter, strong, ugly aroma will confirm you that it has become rancid.
Examples and Properties of Carrier Oils
Grape Seed Oils
Evening Primrose Oil
A massage with the carrier oil in a peaceful, quiet ambience around can be very refreshing to the mind as well as the body. It is often recommended to take advice of doctors before choosing these oils, as you can even develop an allergy to some constituents.
In Joy by nature, you can get a wide variety of fine carrier oils for all your purposes, at reasonable prices. Not only oils but all healthcare products are sold by Joy by nature. You can visit their collection here.
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