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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...

Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Naturally Preserving Vitamin E Rich and velvety, with a feel similar to pomegranate seed oil, meadowfoam oil should be a staple of any skin care routine. Relatively inexpensive as an oil, meadowfoam performs on a par with oils that run many times the price. The...

Carrier Oils: What You Need to Know

The term carrier oil tells us as much how an oil is used, as what type of oil it is. All carrier oils, or the oils we use as carriers, belong to the class of lipid oils. These are the rich “oily” oils made up of fatty acids. Your olive oil, avocado oil and even the...