Carrier Oil

With so many to choose from, which are the best carrier oils for your applications?
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kristiec1975
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Carrier Oil

Post by kristiec1975 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:01 am

I was wondering, can you apply a carrier oil directly to the skin without blending it with something else? I bought some Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil and was wondering if I can just apply that to the skin without mixing anything else with it. Thanks.

merlin
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Re: Carrier Oil

Post by merlin » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:17 am

Hi. Definitely. You can apply any of the carrier oils directly to the skin, with or without added essential oils.

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Re: Carrier Oil/Blending

Post by kristiec1975 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:10 pm

I have been using the YL oils and have been loving using the oils, I love the ease of just using them without having to dilute them, but the cost of the YL oils is so expensive so I want to try these oils. I know that the oils need to be diluted in a carrier oil, but my question is how do I learn how to blend the oil with the carrier oil? All that I have been reading on this website about blending is very confusing to me. How much essential oil do I use to how much carrier oil? Will it say on the bottle of EO how much I put in with the carrier oil? Ugg! I need some help! Thanks!

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Re: Carrier Oil

Post by merlin » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:30 pm

Hi. It would be helpful to know which oils you are wanting to use in a blend, for what purposes, and the total amount (e.g. one ounce). The percentages might vary according to intended use.

There are lots of recipes available at the Ananda website, as well as a table listing number of drops per milliliter for each oil.

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Re: Carrier Oil

Post by Ananda Staff » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:50 pm

Hi - Well, the truth is, you can use most oils undiluted if you've been using YL's oils that way. The thing to do is look on the YL bottle and see if there's been a carrier oil added.

If not, you can use the same oil from us 'neat'. If there IS a carrier oil, it's really very flexible in terms of how much you use. I'll often just put about 1/2 teaspoon of a carrier oil into my palm, then shake a few drops of the essential oil into it, then apply.

There are really no hard and fast rules. Just a little carrier will help the oil absorb and protect your skin at the same time. There are very few oils that cause skin sensitivity when used 'neat'...and you might consider these the 'spicy' oils...ginger, black pepper, oregano and the like.

Too much carrier won't hurt either, it will simply slow the absorption of the essential oil, but not 'prevent' it from being absorbed.

The thing to do is experiment, and use your intuition!

All the Best,
Eric

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