- Carrier oil
Carrier oil, also known as base oil or vegetable oil, is used to dilute
essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to the skin. They are so named because they "carry" the essential oil onto the skin. Carrier oils do not contain a concentrated aroma, unlike essential oils, nor do they evaporatelike them.
There are a range of different carrier oils each with their own individual properties and suitability towards different treatments in
aromatherapy. "Infused oils" are a combination of a carrier oil and various herbs.
True carrier oils are generally cold-pressed vegetable oils taken, amongst others:
coconut oil Sweet almond oiland grapeseed oilare the most popular carrier oils.
* [http://www.aromatherapypoint.com/baseoils/ Carrier Oils Properties]
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