Turn complex oils and plant butters into simple skincare that works

course & workshops with susan m parker

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.

Workshops & Live Calls Inside the Membership...

Geek out on Oils and Plant Butters with Susan in the Lipid Hub Membership Program. 

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.”

Susan M Parker

Recent Posts from the Oil Blog

Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Light, highly absorbent, high in vitamin E and antioxidants, prickly pear seed oil is wonderful skincare oil to reach for no matter what your skin type. The catch.... It's not always easy to find or particularly affordable. When I was wrapping up the final edits for...

Fenugreek Oil

Google Fenugreek oil and most of the links will point you towards fenugreek essential oil. But that’s not the whole story. Fenugreek seeds play a large part in Ayurvedic medicine and Indian cooking traditions and have for thousands of years. And like most seeds,...

Carrier Oils for Essential Oils

When you’re working with essential oils, you need a carrier oil to dilute and carry your blend safely onto the skin. I’ve been working with, studying and teaching about carrier oils, fixed oils and lipid oils for over 20 years now, and here are a few examples of the...

The Carrier Oil Course

Take the guesswork out of choosing carrier oils and make the perfect selection every time

Be 100% confident that you’re choosing the most effective carrier oils for your unique project. Whether you’re creating an oil serum to boost collagen production, infusing skin healing herbs for future formulas, or you’re looking for that one carrier oil that is your perfect skincare match for everyday use.

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

Oils & Plant Butters

a free reference guide to the five main types of oils and how to use them 

Learn the five main types of oils and how to use them for skincare, infusing, recipes and formulating.