Aromatherapy, using essential oils, has gained immense popularity all over the world, with research establishing its efficacy in aiding mental and physical well-being.
Essential oils are obtained by distilling the leaves roots and barks of aromatic plants. However, they cannot be applied to the skin directly. Essential oils can only be used after they are diluted with a carrier oil. Diluting with carrier oil also prevents essential oils from evaporating.
Dilution of essential oils become even more important if you are applying essential oils directly on the skin for personal care, since our skin doesn’t respond well to concentrated oils. In fact, applying undiluted oils on the skin can cause adverse reactions like redness, severe irritation or burning sensation and more.
Carrier oils are basically vegetable oils, such as avocado oil, jojoba oil, sesame seed oil, etc., which are used as dilutants for essential oils to prevent any side-effects. Carrier oils are mostly odorless, although there are some that boast a nutty and sweet smell.
They are called carrier oils because they carry the essential oils onto the skin. These oils are derived from nuts, seeds and kernels of different plants and are completely natural, just like essential oils. For aromatherapy, carrier oils are obtained by crushing parts of plants via cold pressing. Heat is avoided during the extraction process to prevent the fragile nutrients from being damaged.
At Shaman Oils, you will find a wide variety of 100% natural, high-quality carrier oils, including the popular jojoba oils, andiroba oil, and passion fruit kernel oil. The carrier oils themselves also offer a plethora of health benefits. So, make you choice based on your personal needs and preferences.