• Aromatherapy,  Uncategorized

    Why use a carrier oil?

    If you’ve ever Googled or searched on Pinterest (follow me by clicking that link) for an essential oil recipe or tip, you’re sure to have come across things that say “always dilute with a carrier oil,” “don’t use essential oils without a carrier oil,” “did you make sure you had a carrier oil?” But…what is a carrier oil?! Carrier oils are just that, oils. They come from seeds or nuts and are full of essential fatty acids, fat-soluble vitamins, and minerals. They help to dilute the essential oil. Oils are highly concentrated fluid that is distilled out of flowers, shrubs, leaves, roots, seeds, and trees. Let me say that again…highly…