We get it. You’re so excited to get started with essential oils. You get your kit, you throw your oils in the diffuser, and then you never do anything else with them because everything else sounds so intimidating. Words like carrier oil and dilution charts overwhelm you as they are brand new to your vocabulary and so you just don’t do anything with your oils beyond diffusing. Sound about right? Have you been there?
Well how about we break past those barriers and uncertainties once and for all and spell out the unknown world of carrier oils? We want to make sure you get every single benefit out of using your oils!
A lot of people seem to think that when you dilute an essential oil with carrier oil you’re “watering it down” or making it less potent, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. A carrier oil’s purpose is to simply “carry” the essential oils throughout your body at a lower rate of speed than if you were applying an oil neat, without a carrier oil. Doing this allows the oils to stay with you longer, giving you more time until you would apply essential oils again. It also helps to protect your skin against any type of reaction your skin may have to oils that we like to call “hot.”
Okay great, now you have a better understanding of why we use carrier oils, but what carrier oils should you be using?
That’s a great question! The options literally feel endless but let’s take a look at a few of our favorites that we use on a regular basis.
You may be familiar with using coconut oil in the kitchen, but did you know you could also use it with your essential oils? We like to use it to make salves and creams and we also like using the fractionated version in roller bottles. It’s a great option to help promote healthy, moisturized skin
When using essential oils on your skin, especially your face, jojoba oil is a great option to try. It has very similar properties to the natural chemistry of our skin, making it a great option to promote healthy skin and help reduce acne or clogged pores that could be caused my coconut oil to some skin types.
We love using the V6 Vegetable Complex that you can order straight from Young Living. This complex carrier oil includes coconut oil, sesame oil, grade seed oil, sweet almond oil, wheat germ oil, sunflower oil, and olive fruit oil in order to give you the best possible benefits when used in massage or in a roller bottle blend.
There are plenty of other carrier oils that you can research and try for yourself, but these three tend to be our favorites for a wide range of uses and benefits.
When making a roller bottle for easy oil application, simply add your desired amounts of essential oils, fill the rest with your carrier oil of choice, apply the roller filament, and roll on the desired area. It’s so simple!
We promise you, applying essential oils and using carrier oils doesn’t need to seem overwhelming. So grab your favorites and get carried away. It really is that easy!