So first things first, What is a carrier oil? Well technically it does not have to be an oil. It is something that "carries" the oil that is added to an essential oil to spread it over a larger surface and dilute it. So what is considered a carrier oil? Here is a list:
Almond oil, jojoba oil, mango butter, beeswax, coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, aloe vera, rosewater, castile soap, grapeseed oil, hemp seed oil, hazelnut oil, rosehips oil, argan oil, aloe vera gel, salt, V6, sugar, and many many more.
I would like to point out at this point that Mineral oil is NOT a carrier oil.
Ok now onto specifics. You may be making a beauty product and are in need of a carrier oil to use. You may be looking for something to help with aging, or moisturizing.
So to start you need to narrow down what type of skin you have. This will help you narrow down what kind of carrier oil to choose.
- Normal Skin: Any light carrier oil such as Hempseed, Coconut oil, Grapeseed, Sunflower, Sweet Almond
- Oily Skin:Grapeseed, Sweet Almond, Apricot Oil, Jojoba, Sunflower, Hempseed, Tung oil
- Dry Skin: Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond, Olive Oil, Rosehips
- Sensitive Skin: Jojoba Oil, Sesame seed, Sweet Almond, Apricot,
- Mature Skin: Jojoba, Avocado, Apricot, Sesame seed, Rosehips