Amazing Benefits of Carrier Oils

Amazing Benefits of Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are often mistakenly thought to be of less importance than essential oils, but it would be foolish to think this. Typically, an aromatherapy treatment typically consists of 2% essential oil and 98% carrier oil, and in facial treatments that ratio falls to around 1% essential oil and 99% carrier! Think about that for a minute.

Carrier oils provide some amazing benefits for your skin – especially when a synergy is formed between the essential oils and the carrier. When blended correctly the results can be spectacular, softening wrinkles and bringing softness, suppleness and radiance to your skin.

Carrier oils are base oils used to dilute essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to the skin in aromatherapy. They are so named because they carry the essential oil onto the skin. Carrier oils do not contain a concentrated aroma, unlike essential oils, though some, such as olive, have a mild distinctive smell. Neither do they evaporate like essential oils, which are more volatile. Here are some of the best and most versatile carrier oils;-

Carrier Origin Benefits
Argan Morocco Protests skin from future damage; brings out the best of your skin immediately; helps heal damaged skin; protection from the signs of aging as it corrects the effects of dehydration and loss of elasticity; high amount of tocopherols (vitamin E), which are potent antioxidants; helps the skin to combat free radicals; skin becomes noticeably softer and smoother, diminishing fine lines and improving the appearance of scars
Baobab Africa Ideal to treat dry and damaged skin; helps to improve skin elasticity; encourages regeneration of skin cells; does not clog pores; improves skin tone and elasticity; skin softening; Skin restructuring;  essential fatty acids contribute towards maintaining a healthy skin
Borage Syria, Mediterranean region, North-Africa and South-America Soften fine lines and wrinkles; valuable source of Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), the essential fatty acid with strong anti-inflammatory properties; restores skin tissues and elasticity
Buriti – South America Richest known source of beta-carotene; remarkable ability to nourish, moisturize, and repair the epidermis while reducing wrinkles by improving mature skin elasticity
Calendula Native Macaronesia east through the Mediterranean region to Iran Great healing and softening qualities; reduces inflammation and soothing irritated skin tissue; moisturizes and helps protect your skin
Coconut Philippines, South Pacific islands, Australia Light and easily absorbed; renowned for its hydrating and soothing properties; incredible balance of natural saturated fatty acids not found in other oils; encourages healthy skin; relief of dry, rough and wrinkled skin; fight free radicals; keeps skin healthy and youthful looking
Cranberry New England; Pacific Northwest; Wisconsin Loaded with lots of antioxidants to fight free radicals which cause premature aging; highest unsaturated oil around; Omega 3 fatty acids to reduce the damage and aging caused by sunlight; improves collagen and elastin
Cucumber Chile High amount of Linoleic and Omega 6; notable amounts of Oleic and Palmitic Fatty Acids; light, highly moisturizing oil; treats eye puffiness; contains anti-inflammatory properties and is highly effective for treating dry skin; accelerating the process of skin regeneration and helping to prevent premature aging
Evening Primrose Most temperate regions Softens and soothes dry and irritated; contains high levels of linoleic acid and gamma linolenic acid; used to support skin conditions and help premature skin aging; It mainly helps in rejuvenating process of your skin; helps in producing anti-aging affect for your skin and gradually reduces the wrinkles and fine lines; lightens the dark circles around your eyes and gradually minimizes the tired look of your eyes;  improve firmness and elasticity;  helps your body in producing required new skin cells;  helps to hydrate dry skin
Jojoba Hottest, driest deserts Contains unique proteins, liquid waxes and fatty acids that closely resemble the skin’s own natural emollients and pH balance; excellent when combined with other skin care oils; adds balance and fortifying skin benefits; softening, protecting and balancing; versatile oil moisturizes and promotes a healthy, glowing complexion
Kukui Hawaii Quickly penetrates the deepest layers of the skin; creates a protective shield that locks in moisture, without blocking pores; leaves no greasy feeling, but leaves a silky smooth texture to skin;  contains large amounts of essential fatty acids, (lionoleic and linoleic acids), and vitamins A, C and E which provides antioxidants benefits that protect the skin
Marula South Africa, Botswana and Namibia Rich in antioxidants and oleic acid; essential component for the maintenance of healthy skin; contains anti-oxidants, vitamins E and C; remarkable absorbency; dramatic ability to nourish, moisturize and improve skin elasticity and nurture mature skin
Meadowfoam US Moisturizes and protects; rejuvenates and reduces wrinkles and signs of aging; rejuvenating anti-oxidants; natural ultraviolet protection; natural properties for anti-aging products
Pomegranate China, India, Egypt and regions of the Middle East Effective emollient; incredibly rich in anti-oxidants; helps dry or irritated aging skin; balances skin pH ; improves skin elasticity; highly moisturizing;  can help destroy and prevent cancer cell formation; natural plant source of CLA (punicic acid)
Prickly Pear Morocco and Tunisia Powerful anti-oxidants; halts the aging of cells and stimulates their renewal; reduce the depth of wrinkles; reduces bags under the eyes; smoothes wrinkles and fine lines; tightens pores for a smoother texture and refined; improves skin hydration; strengthens the skin’s natural defenses
Raspberry US Rich source of polyunsaturated fats including omega-3 and antioxidants; superior free radical ion scavenging capability and lipid support; helps to protect skin against sun damage; emollient, lubricating, conditioning; creates a lipid barrier providing protection to the skin and provides moisture retention for the skin
Rosehips Chile Powerful skin cell regenerator; helps to prevent premature skin ageing; reduces wrinkles and signs of premature aging; improves stretch marks, scar tissue or problem skin; softens wrinkles; revitalizes dry and dull skin and visibly improving your skin’s quality and appearance; . natural moisturizer


Sea Buckthorn China, Russia and Canada Retardation of the aging process of the skin; protection from UV rays; support of skin healing including burns, skin ulcers, acne and many forms of inflammation (dermatitis). high amounts of anti-oxidants, delivers protective effects; rich in vitamin A and vitamin E; reduces the appearance of wrinkles and retards premature aging; aids in the repair and rejuvenation of cellular structure
Sesame India Potent antioxidant; anti-aging, moisturizing and protective properties; contains vitamin E in abundance with vitamin B complex and vitamin A to nourish and rejuvenate skin; potent antioxidants beneficial for reversing skin aging provide all-natural nourishment and glow
Squalane (Olive) Italy and Spain Conditions and moisturizes; restores the skin suppleness and flexibility; enhances skin elasticity and moisture retention ; reduce the appearance of wrinkles; relief to dehydrated skin; boost new cell growth; protect against radiation of the sun; prevent age spots; composition is very similar to human sebum; penetrates; enhances skin elasticity and moisture retention
Sweet Almond Spain Protective and nourishing; rich in protein, vitamin A, B, and E; very emollient and nourishing; combats dark circles and under-eye bags; reduces wrinkles; best ingredient to reverse the signs of ageing
Tanamu Vanuatu and Polynesia Fades stretch marks; works miracles on scar tissue; remarkably curative and regenerative; ability to produce new skin tissue; antioxidant properties