Complete Guide to Essential Oils/Carrier oils

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Carrier oils (also called base oils) are oils used to dilute essential oils and enable them to be applied to the skin, through massage for example. Carrier oils are generally safe and non-toxic, although individuals may have specific allergies to particular oils (especially nut oils). Although they are used as a vehicle for essential oils, different carrier oils may have certain healing properties of their own.

Most common carrier oils

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  • Almond oil
  • Aloe vera oil
  • Apricot kernel oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Calendula oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Grape seed oil
  • Hazelnut oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Macadamia oil
  • Olive oil
  • Peanut oil
  • Pecan oil
  • Pumpkin seed oil
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Rosehip oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Walnut oil
  • Wheatgerm oil