Properties and Profiles
Carrier oils, also known as vegetable oils, base oils or fixed oils, are used to dilute essential oils, CO2s and absolutes before applying to the skin. They also provide numerous other benefits to the skin and can help to complement the properties of essential oils.
This comprehensive Carrier Oil Directory provides links to over 26 detailed carrier oil and vegetable butter profiles.
Carrier Oil Profiles
- Introduction to Carrier Oils
- Are Carrier Oils Gluten Free?
- What are Essential Fatty Acids?
- List of Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids Typically Found in Carrier Oils
- What are Infused Oils?
- Mineral Oil is Not a Suitable Carrier Oil for Essential Oils
Vegetable Butter Profiles
Vegetable butters are much firmer in texture than fluid carrier oils. See the What are Carrier Oils? article for general information about vegetable butters.
Profiles of Other Types of Carriers to Dilute Essential Oils
The information provided on AromaWeb is for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
General Safety Information
Use caution when trying any new ingredient, including carrier oils on the skin or in the hair. Those with nut allergies should consult their medical practitioner before coming into contact with nut oils, butters or other nut products. Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Safety information can be found by visiting the Safety Information page. For very in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand.