How to use Carrier Oils
Simply defined, carrier oil is an oil that is derived from the natural fats contained in various parts of a plant. Usually the oil is extracted from nuts, seeds and kernels. For example, everybody is familiar with sesame seeds – Sesame Seed oil is extracted from those tiny little cream colored seeds.
The majority of essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin due to their potency and potential to cause skin irritation or photosensitivity. Therefore a carrier oil is used to dilute them down and this blend can then be used for massage purposes.
Some of the most common carrier oils include Sweet Almond Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil, however there is a range of many different oils that can be used depending on your budget and requirements.