Carrier Base Oils
Carrier base oils are used on there own or for blending to make special blends for massaging the body.
By adding different essential oils to the base carrier oil this then during massage carries the essential oils into the body.
Please note that adding too much essential oil to the base is just the same as taking more drugs than that recommended by your doctor, this can cause a overdose just the same as with any drugs.
So when mixing essential oils with your chosen base oils from a recipe please do not add more than recommended essential oils for one massage and if the skin is dry and you need more oil just add more base oils not more essential oils.
It is best when mixing your oils to just mix for that massage session only in a saucer as the shelf life is shortened when some essential oils & base oils are mixed together.
Always keep your oil blends in a safe cool dark place and keep as you would any medicines. By adding different essential oils to the base oil this then during massage carries the essential oils into the body.
Sweet Almond Carrier Base Oil (Prunus dulcis)
It is reported to be soothing, healing, lubricating, softening, revitalizing and nourishing. Good for sensitive or irritated skin. This oil is a very pale yellow with a slight nutty odour. One of the top choices of Aromatherapists as it is good for all skin types.
Grapeseed Carrier Base Oil (Vitis Vinifera)
Grapeseed carrier base oil is good for acne and oily skin. A good oil for those whose skin does not seem to absorb oils easily. Grapeseed carrier base oil is one of the most common oils used for massage.
Also used in skin care products it is usually blended with other more nutrient rich carrier base oils.
This is a fine textured, light green oil with a very low odour and a satiny finish. It absorbs well without feeling greasy.
Grapeseed carrier base oil contains vitamins, minerals, protein, GLA and vitamin E.
Grapeseed carrier base oil is solvent extracted and some Aromatherapists prefer not to use it for this reason.
Contains: vitamins, minerals, protein, linoleic acid. Cholesterol free.
Uses: All skin types, odorless, penetrating. very light oil.
Slightly astringent, tightens and tones the skin. Does not aggravate acne.