I’ve published several pieces on essential oils and while I note in the articles the importance of using carrier oils with essential oils to prevent skin drying and damage, I realized I haven’t posted this list.
Here’s a list of common carrier oils and what they are good for. All these oils can be purchased in stores or online.
Apricot Kernel Oil: Good for face moisturizing oils, body butters, eye creams and wound healing oils.
Argan Oil: Good for moisturizing hair, skin, and nails; reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Avocado Oil: Good for eye creams, body butters, hair conditioners
Castor Oil: Good for hair care products, soaps, lotions, and lip balms.
Coconut Oil: Good for hair care products, moisturizing skin care products, antibacterial salves, and ointments.
Evening Primrose Oil: Good for soothing and moisturizing hair, skin, nails and helps elasticity.
Grapeseed Oil: Good for mature skin care products, smoothing wrinkles, fine lines and toning the skin.
Hemp Seed Oil: Good for acne/oily skin, deep conditioners for hair.
Jojoba Oil: Good for facial moisturizers, body butters, and lotions.
Olive Oil: Good for healing salves, body butters, shaving creams, and hair conditioners.
Pomegranate Seed Oil: Good for boosting collagen, enhances skin elasticity, reverses skin damage and scarring. Can be expensive.
Pumpkin Seed Oil: Good for maturing and aging skin, healing stretch marks, scars, wrinkles, body butters, facial moisturizers, and deep conditioners for hair.
Rosehip Seed Oil: Good for scars, stretch marks, softening and moisturizing skin, smooth wrinkles, and fine lines.
Sweet Almond Oil: Good for salves, lotions, creams, healing oils for wounds and, facial moisturizers.
Tamanu Oil: Good for hair and skin products.
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