Intro to Carrier Oils Online Course
Learn the basic chemistry of carrier oils. With this foundation course, you’ll be using exotic oils in your blends and combinations with confidence.
Lipids Decoded Online Course
Next opening is Fall 2019. In this course you’ll learn everything you need to know about lipid oil chemistry. This course opens doors…
“I teach people all over the world how to use oils and plant butters to create simple beautiful skincare products. Whether you like making your own simple combinations at home, or you are creating your own skincare line, I can help you really understand how to get the most out of the oils and butters. We have literally hundreds of oils available to us today, and they are all different. But, with the fatty acid profile of an oil in hand, you can easily and quickly determine things like shelf life, heat sensitivity, texture, skincare benefit and so much more.”
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A Reference Guide to Carrier Oils
“The world of plant oils is large and diverse. Culture by culture, around the globe and throughout time, oils are central players in all communities. Natural and necessary, the lubricant to nature’s smooth functioning, oils are ever-present and integral to the life forms of plants, animals, and humans. The source for all this oil? Seeds. Seeds are nature’s oil-producing calorie factories. A storehouse of sunshine within the seed, oils nourish the next generation of plant until it can feed itself through photosynthesis. Seeds and kernels, nuts, and fruiting bodies are complete energy and dietary centers, the grocers of the plant world.
Every seed has the capacity to make oil and carries unique properties from the parent plant. While all oils have a common structural similarity, each plant’s seed brings something special to the individual commodity. Spicy, tangy olive oil is uniquely different from rich, flavorful, and solid coconut oil. Contrast similar oil dichotomies throughout the plant kingdom, and the range, variety, qualities, and properties possible become truly astonishing.”
~from the Introduction of Power of the Seed
[Free] Quick Guide to Carrier Oils
a reference guide to the carrier oils for skincare, formulating, aromatherapy, herbalism & infusing
Plus, discover which oils you can use to help extend the shelf life of other oils.