Best Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy

Essential oils are extremely small so they can pass through the skin and into the body quickly. But if you want to keep the oils on your skin and dilute them to create more gentleness on the skin you can combine them with carrier oils.

These larger oils that come from the fatty part of the plant can increase the length of time the essential oils stay on your skin and also prolong the aromatherapy effects.

Some people mistakenly think using carrier oils reduces the effectiveness of the oil but really it can be the opposite. Dilution increases the surface area of absorption and with certain oils can prevent sensitivities.

Common carrier oils include:

  • Almond oil

  • Avocado oil

  • Coconut oil

  • Jojoba oil

  • Olive oil

  • Pomegranate seed oil

For most people, I recommend 10 percent dilution, which is five drops of oil per half-teaspoon.

Source: Dr. Josh Axe

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