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Carrier Oils
Properties and Profiles

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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

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Vegetable Butter Profiles

Vegetable Butters

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

Other Types of Carriers for Essential Oils

Essential Oil Profiles

Visit AromaWeb's Essential Oil Profile area to view detailed Essential Oil Profiles for over 130 essential oils, CO2s and absolutes.

Important Information

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.

Carrier Oil Book Suggestions

Click on a book's title to view details and read a full review for the book. Visit AromaWeb's Books area to find details about many other essential oil and aromatherapy books.

Book Cover for The Carrier Oil Palette

The Carrier Oil Palette: Fixed Oils, Butters, Herbal Oils, and CO2 Extracts of the Carrier Oil Palette
Authors: Jade Shutes & Sherilyn Siegmund-Roach

Book Cover for Power of the Seed: Your Guide to Oils for Health & Beauty

Power of the Seed: Your Guide to Oils for Health & Beauty
Author: Susan M. Parker

Book Cover for Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage

Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage
Authors: Len Price with Ian Smith & Shirley Price

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