Carrier oils are at the core of almost every product in the beauty industry. It’s a different thing that we fail to notice them.
From your standard hair serums to those deeply nourishing face cleansers, carrier oils make up the base of numerous must-haves that keep the beauty wellness clock ticking over.
Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils and “carry” them to your skin. Their association with essential oils is as good as RoKo’s (Rohit and Virat) partnership in run chases. That’s because essential oils are potent and can cause irritation when applied directly to your skin.
What are Carrier Oils?
They are popularly known as “base oils”.They are extracted from different plant parts, such as seeds, kernels, or nuts. In popular parlance, they are also called vegetable oils. Carrier oils offer nourishing properties for both skin and hair. They have earned their name due to their ability to “carry” potential essential oils into the skin without any risks. These organic oils are usually considered a natural alternative to commercial remedies that may cause artificial irritants.
An oil that wears many hats
Generally, these oils are odorless, and tend to come in neutral shades that allow them to be integrated into beauty products without much of a fuss. The main constituents of these oils are vitamins, minerals and oleic acids. While carrier oils have been used for centuries, with some earning more popularity than others, distinguishing one from the other can be tricky.
Composition of Carrier Oils
Although not every constituent listed below applies to all carrier oil varieties, these are the main constituents in most varieties:
Minerals are known to:
- Brighten dull complexions.
- Protect against environmental stressors.
- Balance oil production while remaining gentle on sensitive skin.
- Encourage exfoliation.
- Firm and tighten skin for a smoother appearance.
- Maintain skin’s moisture level.
Vitamins are known to:
- Maintain and repair vital skin tissue.
- Control acne.
- Reduce lines and wrinkles.
- Hydrate skin to promote a healthy glow.
OLEIC Acids are known to:
- Maintain the softness, suppleness, and radiance of skin and hair.
- Stimulate the growth of thicker, longer and stronger hair.
- Reduce the appearance of ageing, such as premature wrinkles and fine lines.
- Eliminate dandruff and thereby support hair growth.
Types of Carrier Oils
Carrier oils can be categorised by their solidity as Hard and Soft
Hard oils are solid at room temperature. To use them, they must be melted into a liquid state. Hard oils add firmness to a finished product. The most popular hard oils are palm and coconut.
Soft oils are liquid at room temperature. They add nourishing and moisturising properties to a finished product. The most popular soft oils are olive and almond.
How to choose Carrier Oils?
Carrier oils are a key part of aromatherapy. Knowing how to choose the right carrier oils for aromatherapy can be tough for a layperson. Always choose the carrier oil that contains the properties that you need for your particular requirements in aromatherapy.
Carrier oils for body or face
For example, if you need a carrier oil for a simple body massage, then Aroma Magic Organic Almond Oil would be an ideal choice. It is extracted from almond seeds. The best part is that it can be used for all skin types. It is a cold-pressed, natural almond vegetable oil. When combined with essential oils, it works best for massages. It can help you relieve your nagging muscle pain.
How to use it?
Quantity can be taken according to the method of application. A tablespoon of it can be added to your bathwater. You can also mix it with your choice of pure essential oil for face and body massage.
The gentleness of jojoba
Another example, jojoba oil contains large amounts of essential fatty acids which work like magic in balancing the sebum in your skin. We have Aroma Magic Jojoba Oil to fill this gap for you. It is a light, sweet oil with a nutty aroma and texture acquired from the jojoba plant. This oil works as an excellent moisturiser that is easily absorbed into the skin. Blessed with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it acts against acne and pimples.
How to use it?
You can easily use it for your face or body massage. Or just add a tablespoon to your bath water.
Oil-extraordinaire during winter
There is already a nip in the air. Winters are about to hit full bloom. The cold weather will bring its own set of problems. In particular, you will find issues happening with your hair. Trust us, the cold weather will pass like a smooth cold breeze. All you need is Aroma Magic Coconut Oil. It is a cold pressed, natural vegetable oil. This oil offers a delightful aroma acquired from fresh coconut kernels. Its magical properties aid in healthy hair growth and minimise dandruff. An oil which doesn’t have any harsh chemicals.This blended oil will provide strength and shine to your hair.
How to use it?
The quantity can be taken according to the method of application. You can mix it with your favourite essential oil and have a nice head massage. Or you can simply add a tablespoon in your bathwater.
In the beauty industry, face cleansers, moisturisers and sunscreen are highly sought after products. Still, carrier oils have created a special niche in the beauty and wellness segment. Where others fail, carrier oil delivers its benefits.
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