The Complete List Of Carrier Oils and What They Do

Carrier oils, also known as base oils, are oils which are used to dilute essential oils before they are applied to the skin. They play a key role in aromatherapy and other complementary therapies. Different oils have varying properties and effects. Today we’re going to glide into the world of carrier oils and their medicinal benefits.

Grapeseed Oil

Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, this oil can reduce redness and help treat acne. If you're looking for an oil to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles this is the oil for you.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has many uses, not only can you cook with it and remove your makeup, it also stimulates collagen production, helping to keep your skin looking youthful. It’s also known for healing wounds.

Jojoba Oil

Are you in need of a detox? Jojoba oil is the oil for you. This oil mimics sebum, helping to balance out excessive oil production. The resulting effect is clear and healthy looking skin.

Sweet Almond Oil

If you need to hydrate your skin, sweet almond oil is your best option. It soothes irritated skin and helps to regenerate damaged cells. This oil is great for anyone with sensitive skin as it’s an incredibly gentle oil.

Argan Oil

Packed full of beneficial fatty acids, vitamins and minerals this oil will repair your skin without clogging your pores. Argan oil works really well on scars as it can improve the skin's appearance.

Rosehip Oil

If your skin is damaged, rosehip oil is a good option for you. This miracle oil can help with sun damage, scars, fine lines and hyperpigmentations.

Avocado Oil

With regular use avocado oil can reduce the size of your pores. It’s also thought to help with conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Castor Oil

Castor oil is known for helping with acne. Be warned though it can cause dryness to the skin so best used by people with oily or combination skin.

Neem Oil

Neem oil is known for its antibacterial properties and can help reduce irritation on the skin. It’s perfect for people with dry skin as it’s a great moisturizer. Just a heads up though it does have a very strong smell.

Hemp Seed Oil

Just like neem oil, hemp oil is another great moisturizing oil. Unlike some of the other oils it’s great for anyone with sensitive skin which makes it a great all-rounder. It also has the potential to help with eczema and psoriasis.

Macadamia Oil

This healing oil can help to protect your skin from free-radical damage. As this oil contains oleic acid it’s blessed with anti-inflammatory properties making it a great oil for soothing irritated skin

Borage Oil

If you’re looking to nourish and protect your skin then borage oil is the oil for you. This oil has the best source of fatty acids which are the building blocks for healthy cells. This oil will improve your skin's hydration whilst also improving the texture.

Pomegranate Oil

Pomegranate seed oil is packed full of vitamin C which helps to nourish your skin. Known for its regenerative, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties this oil will assist with anti-aging and leaves your skin glowing.

Pumpkin Seed Oil

If you want younger and firmer looking skin this is the oil for you. It’s also great for acne sufferers due to its zinc and selenium content which helps your skin fight bacteria.

Sesame Oil

Last, but certainly not least, is sesame oil. Perfect for preventing sun damage due to its quick skin healing properties.