Essentials oils are highly concentrated, and can cause skin irritation and other adverse effects if they are applied directly onto the skin. A topically applied essential oil must always be mixed with a carrier oil.
As its name suggests, carrier oils are basically used to carry and dilute the essential oils and help the essential oils enter the skin and render the health benefits. Carrier oils are also known as base oils or fixed oils. They are extracted from the fatty portions of the plant (often the seed, grain or nut). Unlike essential oils, it does not vaporize when exposed to oxygen.
It is important to choose a carrier oil wisely, as a carrier oil is absorbed into the skin, where the body utilizes it to its benefit, just like with the essential oils mixed within.
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