So in short, how do essential oils, carrier oils and butters differ?
Carrier oils tend to be extracted from nuts, seeds or fruit through cold processing / pressing. They tend not to have any smell, or only a very slight smell, and are quite thick in consistency.
Butters tend to also be extracted from nuts, seeds or fruit through cold processing / pressing. They tend to have a unique aroma, and are solid at room temperature.
Essential Oils tend to be extracted from plants or shrubs through distillation (water or steam usually). The parts of the plant might include: roots, bark, stems, leaves, flowers. Essential Oils are usually very aromatic, and are much thinner than Carrier Oils in their consistency.
Read more about the Butters we use here at Oomeo.