Carrier OIls

Carrier oils are fatty oils and can be referred to as vegetable oils, fixed oils, or base oils. Most of us use carrier oils daily in our skin care products.  They provide properties such as being emollient or soothing to the skin.  We also use them to dilute or carry essential oils.  Each carrier oil offers different properties and the choice of carrier oil can depend on the therapeutic benefit you are looking for.

Young Living recommends V-6 (pic of the V6)
V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex is comprised of a nourishing, vegetable  oil that is colorless and odorless. It is used to create custom massage oils or to dilute essential oils for sensitive skin. V-6 has a long shelf life, does not clog pores, and will not stain clothes.

However, you may use any carrier oil that best suites your skin-care needs. 

Non-drying Oils (suitable for skin that needs moisture):

  1. Almond Oil
  2. Castor Oil
  3. Cocoa butter
  4. Olive Oil
  5. Palm Oil
  6. Peanut Oil
  7. Canola Oil

Semi-drying Oils (more suitable for normal to oily skins):

  1. Corn Oil
  2. Cottonseed Oil
  3. Croton Oil
  4. Sesame Oil
  5. Sunflower Oil

Drying Oils (more suitable for oily skins but are best used when mixed with other oils):

  1. Linseed Oil
  2. Hempseed Oil
  3. Soybean Oil
  4. Tung Oil

Other Examples of Carrier Oils Include:

  1. Apricot Kernel
  2. Argan
  3. Avocado
  4. Borage
  5. Camellia
  6. Canola
  7. Castor
  8. Coconut
  9. Cranberry seed
  10. Evening Primrose
  11. Flax
  12. Grape seed
  13. Hazelnut
  14. Hemp
  15. Jojoba
  16. Kukui
  17. Macadamia nut
  18. Marula (Sclerocarya birrea)
  19. Olive
  20. Palm Kernel
  21. Peach Kernel
  22. Peanut
  23. Pecan
  24. Pistachio
  25. Pomegranate Raspberry seed
  26. Safflower
  27. Sesame
  28. Soybean
  29. Sunflower
  30. Sweet Almond
  31. Walnut
  32. Wheat germ

How do you buy carrier oils?

There are a few things to consider when buying carrier oils:
1.  Cold-pressed.  Make sure the oils you are buying are cold-pressed and not heated.  Oils that have been heated lose their therapeutic benefit.
2.  Eating and skin care.  Make sure the label also says that it is for eating and skin care.
3.  Mineral oil.  Mineral oil is NOT a natural product and should not be used with essential oils.  It may even prevent the essential oils from being absorbed into the skin.hey were extracted.  We use carrier oils mainly in skin care products.  They provide properties such as being emollient or soothing to the skin.  We also use them to dilute or carry essential oils.  Each carrier oil offers different properties and the choice of carrier oil can depend on the therapeutic benefit you are looking for.