Our Pure Essential Oils and Carrier Oils are sourced only from reputable suppliers that have been involved in the industry for many years and have a passion for the healing powers of nature.
Carrier oils also referred to as base oils or vegetable oils are used to dilute essential oils, CO2s and absolutes before applying to the skin. They “carry” the essential oil onto the skin. Different carrier oils offer different properties and the choice of carrier oil can depend on the therapeutic benefit being sought.
Carrier oils are generally cold-pressed vegetable oils derived from the fatty portions of the plant. Unlike essential oils that evaporate and have a concentrated aroma, carrier oils do not evaporate or impart their aroma as strongly as essential oils.
Examples of carrier oils are sweet almond, apricot kernel, grapeseed, avocado, evening primrose, and wheat germ. Most oils bought in the grocery store are not cold-pressed. Instead, the oils are heated and therefore have less therapeutic benefit. Mineral oil should not used in aromatherapy because it is not a natural product.
Essential oils do not go rancid. Carrier oils, however, can go rancid. Only pure Carrier oils should be purchased. Exceptions include buying carrier oils that have natural vitamin E added. Vitamin E acts as a natural preservative.