Carrier Oil

What is a Carrier Oil?

Essential OIl

Carrier oil, or base oil, is a vegetable oil. Carrier oil is usually found in the following:

  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • The cobs

Examples of well-known carrier oils include:

  • Seed Oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Argan oil
  • Olive oil

Carriers Oil is obtained mainly by cold pressing – a process of compressing a part of a plant that holds oil without heat. Depending on the level of fatty acids, each carrier oil has different benefits to the skin.

What Is the Difference Between Company Oil and Essential Oils?
At RK Products India, we are often asked what is the difference between carrier oil and essential oils. To give you an idea, try comparing the look and scent of the carrier oil next to the essential oils. You may notice the following differences:

  • Carrier oils are thick in nature.
  • Carriers oil has a very pleasant aroma
  • Carriers oil is composed of fatty acids such as oleic and linoleic acid, while essential oils are the most complex compound of the volatile component.
  • Carrier oil is stable and will not disperse if left out, while essential oils will evaporate and will disperse and release oxidise when exposed to oxygen.

Why dilute Essential oil In carrier oil?
The ingredients for essential oils are powerful and can irritate the skin when used unmixed, or they can cause sensitivity over time. Carrier oils are soft and because they combine with essential oils to form a homogeneous mixture, they are a diluent suitable for using essential oils by topic.

Process of diluting Essential oil in Carrier oil.
Not sure how to reduce essential oils? Here are some guidelines.

  1. Check the safety section of the essential oil product page – some oils may have a high degree of recommended cleansing. If not, choose one of the following scales based on your age or anxiety:
  • 1%: Suitable for facial use, pregnant women and nurses, elderly adults, children 2+ years old.
  • 2%: Skin care.
  • 3%: General use.
  • 4-10%: Temporary injury or skin problem.

2. If you have any remaining oil, store them in a sturdy glass bottle that does not hold air for up to 3 months.


Worried about your sensitive skin? We recommend doing a site test when using new oil. Reduce your fat to the desired level and apply a few drops to your arm. Lubricate your arm with a bandage and leave overnight. Remove the bandaid in the morning and check for redness or irritation. If irritation occurs, stop using oil.

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