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Carrier Oils: What You Need to Know

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...

Kalahari Melon Oil and Its Relatives

Kalahari Melon Oil and Its Relatives

In many families, some members get a whole lot of attention while others are quietly brilliant without attracting a crowd. And in the family of oils from the Cucurbitaceae plant family, this holds true. Kalahari melon oil has been getting a lot of attention recently,...

What Makes the Lipid Butters Solid?

What Makes the Lipid Butters Solid?

In the video I showed you both liquid and solid oils. And I said that they are made up of the same compounds. But how can that be? How can they be the same with one being very liquid and the other very solid? Short answer, they are made up of the same types of carbon...

Oils for Summer Skincare

Oils for Summer Skincare

When I’m looking for the best carrier oils for summer skincare formulas I look for two qualities. First, I want an carrier oil that feels light on the skin so it will soak in despite heat and humidity that accompanies summer. And second, I look for an carrier oil that...

Dry vs Drying Oils

Dry vs Drying Oils

When you're working with carrier oils, you may have notice that some of the oils dry out. A drip down the side of the bottle might harden over time, or a cap might just refuse to come off if the oil underneath has dried. These are the drying oils.  Other carrier oils...

Black Seed Oil

Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil, that oil of many names with a pungent taste, scent and ability to heal the body! I’ve known about black seed oil for many years and have ordered from many different sources over the years. Recently I ordered black seed oil from a new source as my...