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Carrier Oils for Essential Oils

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

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

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...