This question comes in from Sheila and she asks, “How do I use a carrier oil for essential oils?” Watch the video below to learn more.
Did You Know?
Up to 70% of an essential is evaporated when you apply it on to your skin topically! Using a carrier oil can help to capture more of that and deliver it to your tissues or area of concern.
The Main Problem That We All Face
Have you ever had skin irritation, dryness, redness, or itchy bumps on your skin? A carrier oil has some benefits that can help with this.
Top 4 Benefits Of Using A Carrier Oil For Essential Oils
1.) Reduces chance of skin irritation: A carrier oil helps to spread out the concentration of the essential oil out so it’s not so fierce in one spot.
2.) Helps essential oil to absorb better: Essential oils evaporate really quickly into the air and using a carrier oil first as a base coat then applying the essential oil can help usher in more of the oil into your body.
3.) Covers larger surface area of skin: I love using a fractionated coconut oil after my shower to moisturize my skin. I used to get these little red bumps on the backs of my arms and thighs from all the dry skin I used to have, but the coconut oil has made them all go away!
4.) Lots of carrier oils to choose from: There’s fractionated coconut oil, raw and organic coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil, and jojoba oil. They all have similar properties with regards to helping essential oils absorb better into the skin.
A carrier oil for essential oils helps to reduce chance of skin irritation and helps essential oils to absorb better into your skin. I recommend using a carrier oil for sensitive skin, young skin, or for hotter essential oils when applying topically.
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