Lipid of the Month

October: Pumpkin Seed Oil

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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.

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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

Moringa oil

Moringa oil

Moringa oil, Moringa oleifera, is one of the ancient oils along with flax, castor, and olive. So ancient it is that moringa oil has been discovered in Egyptian tombs. As a native tree of the lowlands of the Himalayas, it has spread widely in the Indian subcontinent,...

Antioxidants in Oils for Skincare & Formulating

Antioxidants in Oils for Skincare & Formulating

Oils come to us in a wide range of colors from pale yellow and clear to bold dark reds, greens, golden yellows, and sometimes almost black or dark purple. And it is these color compounds that hold so much of the beneficial skin-repairing antioxidants we find in oils....

12 Carrier Oils to Use Instead of Fractionated Coconut Oil

12 Carrier Oils to Use Instead of Fractionated Coconut Oil

A question that comes up often is “what carrier oils can I use in place of fractionated coconut oil”  To answer this question, I compiled a list of 12 whole carrier oils that you can use instead. But before I go into that I want to look at what makes fractionated...

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.