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Simply, it's an oil used to dilute or 'carry' essential oils or other strong oils comfortably onto the skin. A carrier oil is a vegetable oil extracted from a plant, mainly from the seeds, kernels or nut.
There is a huge range of carrier oils available, and all have their own unique uses and benefits.
It's important to think of these three questions when choosing a carrier oil.
For example, I want to make a facial serum for dry, aging skin and I want it to moisturise and help reduce wrinkles. In this case, a base of Rosehip Oil is perfect as a rich, healing oil. It's a little expensive as a massage oil, but for a serum it's very economical! The addition of Vitamin E and a drop of Frankincense Essential Oil would make this serum a dream come true!
Or... I'm making a beard oil for my husband. His beard is coarse and he wants to soften it, but he also suffers from breakouts. The perfect carrier oil in this case would be a blend of Jojoba Oil and Castor Oil. Jojoba Oil is the closest mimic of the natural sebum in our skin, and combined with a natural humectant like Castor Oil has the ability to deeply penetrate and soften his beard without clogging his pores or leaving a greasy residue. I would add Copaiba, Lavender and Cedarwood Essential Oils for the win!
If you need help choosing the perfect oils for you, check out our blog for a simple guide to the uses and benefits of carrier and essential oils.
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An ultrasonic diffuser works by using a high frequency vibration to separate the essential oils and water into micro-particles, producing an ultra fine, cool mist into the air. We all know heat is bad for our oils, so choosing an ultrasonic aroma diffuser prevents any denaturing (changing or damaging) of the aroma and therapeutic benefit.
Ultrasonic diffusers have another special ability. They produce negative ions which seek out and bind to unhealthy positively charged particles in the air, causing them to become heavy and fall. Using an ultrasonic diffuser effectively reduces the amount of pollutants, bacteria, mold spores, dust and other allergens in the air.
Many essential oils contain potent antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and, combined with the ionizing and humidifying action of an ultrasonic diffuser, will efficiently purify your air leaving nothing but a gorgeous, natural aroma behind!
We source our oils only from Australian companies, and guarantee all oils are 100% pure.
They are true to botanical, stringently tested via gas chromatography, optical rotation, refractive index, specific gravity, color & odor profile.
All our essential oils can be used in aromatherapy, topically for massage and skin care as well as cosmetically in formulations, soap and candle making.
Therapeutic and clinical grade oils are terms used by some essential oil companies to claim their oils are oils are of a higher standard than their competitors. These terms are not standardised within the industry and have little to no meaning. An essential oil is pure...or it is not.
The quality of an essential oil is determined by many factors including the season, location and timing of the harvest. One of the more crucial factors is the experience and ethical commitment of the manufacturer.
Our preferred supplier Buckley & Phillips have been distilling and manufacturing oils for over 40 years, and are proud to be 100% Australian owned and made. All bulk packs are B&P essential oils, our trios and singles are sourced from Australia Wholesale Oils.