Apr 26, 2019 - 08:54 AM
It is always recommended to combine an essential oil with a carrier oil before applying it to your skin. Carrier oils are loaded with essential fatty acids, antioxidants and they are full of anti-inflammatory properties.
We have many carrier oils to choose from, picking the right one is tricky. To make it easy, we should first know about different carrier oil's properties.
Later the choice can depend on our skin type, skin concern and our preference. Carrier oils are a must if you want to include essential oils into your skin care. Carrier oils are used in combination with essential oils in order to dilute them and make them safe on skin, as essential oils are highly concentrated and cannot be applied directly on the skin.
Let us have the list handy with us, to pick the right one next time:
Coconut oil is the safest and effective carrier oil because it has a low molecular weight, allowing it to penetrate your skin on a deeper level. It also contains saturated fats that keeps your skin moisturized. Pretty much any essential oil can be mixed into this, to get your perfect essential oil blend.
Up to 3 drops of any essential oil is safe for about ½ tps of coconut oil.
Sweet almond oil is commonly used as a carrier oil because it contains antioxidants and helps to keep your skin nice and soft. This one is very light weight, hence best for oily skin. It’s hypoallergenic property making it a gift for sensitive skin.
Mix 3 drops of any essential oil for 1 tsp of sweet almond oil to get right mixture.
Jojoba oil is actually a plant wax and not oil. It is odorless and soothes the skin, it has got many skin benefits like anti bacterial, anti fungal and it can resist oxidation. This makes it perfect carrier oil. Its super hydrating, hence best for dry and sensitive skin
Mix 4 drops of any essential oil in 4 tsp of jojoba oil to get right mixture
Olive oil is high in healthy fatty acids, anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants. It can be used as a carrier oil to help hydrate your skin, speed up wound healing and even help to fight infections.
Mix 3 drops of any essential oils to 2 tsp of carrier oil to get the right mixture.
Avocado oil is very moisturizing, so works best for people with dry, rough skin. Avocado oil helps to improve skin texture, remove makeup andincrease collagen production, making it a useful tool for treating skin wounds
Mix 3 drops of any essential oil with about a one teaspoon of avocado oil to get the right mixture
Argan oil is one of the best carrier oils for your skin because it contains omega-6 fatty acids, linoleic acid, antioxidants, vitamins A and vitamin E which promotes skin health.
Argan oil absorbs quickly and it’s gentle enough to use on sensitive skin. It doesn’t leave you with greasy skin, which makes it suitable for all skin types.
Mix 3 drops of any essential oil with about 2 teaspoon of Argan oil to get the right mixture.
Rosehip oil contains essential fatty acids that promote cellular and tissue regeneration. Rosehip is also high in vitamin C and has anti-aging effects when it’s applied to the skin.It fights against many skin issues like age spots, sun damage and wrinkles
It is called dry oil, which means that it absorbs into the skin quickly and won’t leave you with an oily residue. This makes it best for all skin types.
Mix 3 drops of any essential oil with about 2 teaspoon of Rosehip oil to get the right mixture.
Flaxseed oil is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-linoleic acids (ALAs), which help to reduce inflammation and boost the health of your skin. It can be used as a carrier oil to balance the skin’s pH, promote wound healing and remove skin blemishes. It’s gentle and soothing, so it may become your favorite carrier oil if you have sensitive skin.
Mix 3 drops of any essential oil with about 2 tsp of Flaxseed oil to get the right mixture.
Neem oil is also high in fatty acids and vitamin E, so it’s quickly absorbed into the outer layers of your skin and helps to heal damaged skin and protects from environmental damage, it is not greasy, hence making it perfect for oily skin. The healing properties in Neem oil help to improve skin elasticity and rejuvenate the skin’s cells.
Mix 2 drops of any essential oil with about a one teaspoon of neem oil to get the right mixture.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil also works as an anti-inflammatory agent, and it’s used to improve nerve function and skin elasticity. You can combine evening primrose oil with an antimicrobial essential oil, like tea tree oil, to improve acne and other skin conditions, to boost the overall health of your skin or to balance your hormone levels.
Mix 3 drops of any essential oil with about 2 teaspoon of avocado oil to get the right mixture