Hey, guys! I get a lot of questions about what oils I use to mix my essential oils with because as most of you know, you have to dilute most essential oils in a carrier oil before using them. Today I’m going to share the basics about mixing oils and what my favorites are!
What Are Essential Oils
Essential oils are the natural oils from a plant (flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel) extracted through careful steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing. They’re very concentrated and most should be diluted before use. EO’s have been around forever, and are generally used for emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness. They’re life-changing if you ask me.
What Are Carrier Oils?
Carrier oils are vegetable oils, like coconut oil, avocado oil, etc that have been derived from the seeds, kernels, or nuts of a plant. They are used to mix up essential oils blends/to dilute the essential oils and “carry” them into your skin.
What Are The Best Carrier Oils?
This is one of the questions I get a lot and it’s really based on your skin type and preference. I’ll share my favorites below.
I buy the fractionated coconut oil (which just means liquid coconut oil) and use that for most of my roller blends. It’s very easy to use and can be used anywhere on the body and has antimicrobial and moisturizing benefits.
This oil is actually a wax. It’s amazing in skincare products so I use this in all my DIY serums for my face. It is great for all skin types and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Rosehip oil is also amazing in skincare and has essential fatty acids and antioxidants. It’s also a natural source of vitamins C and E. It’s great for hydration, rejuvenating + brightening your face, purifying + balancing, reducing appearance of wrinkles, and more!
Avocado oil is a thicker carrier oil and has a distinct nutty smell. It is loaded with vitamins A, D, and E, beta carotene, essential fatty acids, magnesium, and folic acid for smooth and strong skin.
Chia Seed Oil
Chia seed oil is nourishing and gentle. It has omega-3s, zinc, and vitamin B3. It’s also great for hydrating and brightening your skin, hello glow.
Argan oil is nicknamed “liquid gold” because it has tons of skin, hair, and nail benefits. It’s hydrating, rejuvenating, brightening, balancing, soothing, anti-aging, and strengthening. This would also be a perfect one for making serums for skin or hair.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil has essential fatty and amino acids to soothe your skin. It also tones, firms, brightens, and balances your skin. It can be used in serums, as a carrier oil, as a cleansing oil and more. And no, hemp seed oil is not marijuana.
There are a lot of other carrier oils and I can’t wait to try more, what are some of your favorites?
Shop The Oils
All of the oils I shared today are by Valentia Aritisan Skincare. Their products are all #cleanbeauty approved. Valentia products will always be vegan friendly and free from gluten, soy, parabens, detergents, artificial preservatives, GMOs, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, and artificial colors and fragrances.
You can click to shop any the products below.
Thanks for reading!