Why do essential oils need carrier oils?
Because they should rarely, if ever, be used in incredibly high doses or pure. Much like many of our products, a little Essential Oil goes a long way!
There are different types of Carrier Oils that can be used; it really depends what you are trying to achieve as to which you might select. We use a range in our products depending on the usage; for example we use a lighter oil for lip care that is non greasy, moisturising and importantly odourless. Lighter and less greasy oils, such as Sweet Almond or Apricot Kernel Oil, are very common in skin care, creams and lotions.
The heavier ones, which also tend to be the more expensive types, are oils such as Jojoba Oil and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.