Free Aromatherapy Ebook: Top 7 Carrier Oils

This short free aromatherapy ebook teaches you the basic info about 7 carrier oils used in aromatherapy.

APRICOT KERNEL OIL

Botanical name: Prunus armeniaca

Aromatic Description: Pleasant nutty aroma

Nutrients: Vitamins A, E, minerals and skin nourishing essential fatty acids

Apricot Kernel Oil Uses

General massage on all skin types including facial massage. It has a light texture and is well absorbed into the skin without leaving an oily feel on the skin.

It can be used as a 100% base which means it can be used as the only carrier oil in a massage oil mixture. It can also be used as a 10-50% additive.

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AVOCADO OIL

Botanical name: Persea americana

Aromatic Description: Sweet nutty aroma

Nutrients: Vitamins A, B, D, E, minerals and skin nourishing essential fatty acids

Avocado Oil Uses

It is a good moisturizer and is beneficial for normal skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, mature skin, eczema prone skin and psoriasis prone skin.

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CASTOR OIL

Botanical name: Ricinus communis

Aromatic Description: Strong odor

It is very thick oil

Castor Oil Uses

For massage usually with other carrier oils as a 10% additive

For managing prematurely aging skin and mature skin since it is said to stimulate collagen production as well as soften and smoothen the skin.

It is also used for cleansing the face.

Castor Oil Safety Precautions

Avoid using during pregnancy and when breastfeeding

Avoid during menstrual periods.

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GRAPESEED OIL

Botanical Name: Vitis vinifera

Nutrients: The skin and hair nourishing essential fatty acid linoleic acid.

Aromatic Description: Slightly sweet

Grapeseed Oil Uses

Grapeseed oil is especially beneficial for oily or acne prone skin.

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MACADAMIA NUT OIL

Botanical name: Macadamia integrifolia

Nutrients: Skin nourishing essential fatty acids and vitamin E

Aromatic description: Nutty and sweet

Macadamia Nut Oil Uses

It is especially beneficial for dry mature skin.

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POMEGRANATE SEED OIL

Botanical name: Punica granatum

Nutrients: Rich in antioxidants (flavonoids) which protect the skin cells from free radical damage that contributes to premature aging.

Aromatic description: Odorless

Pomegranate Oil Uses

It is beneficial for prematurely aging skin and mature skin due to its anti-oxidants and cell regeneration properties

It is also a good moisturizer for dry skin.

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VIRGIN COCONUT OIL

Botanical name: Cocos nucifera

Aromatic Description: Fragrant coconut aroma

Nutrients: Skin and hair nourishing fatty acids. It also contains caprylic acid which gives it some anti-fungal activity.

Virgin Coconut Oil Uses

For massages and it is best used when added to other massage oils as a 10% additive.

For mature and prematurely aging skin since it contains anti-oxidants and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

For sun protection since it has a SPF of 4 and also to manage sunburns.

For bruises since it has antibacterial and antiviral properties.

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To learn more about these and other carrier oils read Carrier Oils Guide.

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