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...
Carrier Oils vs. Essential Oils

Carrier Oils vs. Essential Oils

In today’s post I want to show you an simple experiment to demonstrate the difference between lipid carrier oils and essential oils. If you’ve ever been uncertain about the difference, or if you know the difference but struggle to explain it to others,...
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...
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...
Organizing Oils by Fatty Acid Family

Organizing Oils by Fatty Acid Family

The world of oils is vast and varied, for that reason I am always trying to organize them in my mind, to help me know what to reach for when developing a new formula. I have several ways of studying the oils, but possibly the best way to organize them is by the...