Essential oils are typically volatile, meaning that they evaporate faster and retain the natural characteristics and smell of the plant. So they are too strong to be applied on the skin without being diluted. This is where carrier oils come in handy. They are used to dilute essential oils because they have a very strong aroma and don’t evaporate.
Here are some of the carrier oils you can use to dilute essential oils before application.
Sweet Almond Oil
Almond oil is fairly light, so it can be easily absorbed into your skin. Since it is rich in vitamins, such as vitamin A, B and E, it is highly nutritious for the skin. It works well on any type of skin.
Jojoba oil is extracted from jojoba beans. It can be easily absorbed into the skin and boasts a longer storage duration than other carrier oils. It mimics collagen, which makes it have a relaxing effect on the skin, particularly for people with skin conditions, such as hypersensitivity, psoriasis, acne and eczema.
Apricot Kernel Oil
This type of carrier oil is rich in linoleic and oleic acids as well as vitamins A and E. This makes it very beneficial for aging, sensitive, dry and inflamed skin. Apricot kernel oil is light in weight, so it will be easily absorbed by your skin.
This carrier oils contains a special blend of fatty acids with tremendous medicinal properties. Coconut oil is associated with countless health benefits.
Olive oil is rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins that can rejuvenate the skin and make it smoother.
Argan oil can work wonders in enhancing skin elasticity, softening wrinkles, restoring nutrients to skin cells and treating several skin conditions.
Apart from the aforementioned carrier oils, there are others with great benefits to the skin, such as rosehip oil and black seed oil. So choose what suits you.