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A Guide on Natural Carrier Oils for Your DIY Beauty Products

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Do you want to create your DIY zero-waste beauty range and need to gain some understanding of the best carrier oils? Here are some of the go-to natural & organic options to consider based on your skin requirements.

For the past few years, the world of oils has amazed me as much as the idea of making my own natural beauty products. Since I researched the endless amount of nasties that come in our cosmetics – check out the “Dirty list with 50 ingredients in beauty you should avoid” – I’ve tried my best to read the labels on my beauty products.

However, since I don’t have a scientific background (and I bet that’s the case for most of us), I struggle to remember all these fancy names that come in the endless ingredient list. Every time I am in the shops looking for a new cosmetic product, I try my best to open up my self-made guide and check and filter through those weird and incredibly difficult nomenclatures. Yet, as soon as we get into the world of “perfumes”, that’s where you can lose your sh*#%t (excuse my françois, I explain in more depth what really goes on behind the ingredient “perfumes” in this guide).

Pretty hurts: What’s the problem in the cosmetic industry?

What happens in the cosmetic industry is surreal. Besides the lack of regulation across countries (I mean… go trust the FDA?!), another complex layer added to our daily beauty products is that it’s very common to find heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, and nickel… Some of these chemicals used in personal care products pose risks at very low doses and can interfere with the hormone system.

In fact, researchers found that waterproof, sweatproof and long-wearing cosmetics contain higher levels of a potentially toxic class of thousands of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

PFAS are a large class of chemicals. In humans, exposure to some of these chemicals has been associated with impaired immune function, certain cancers, increased risks of diabetes, obesity, and endocrine disruption. Basically, they appear to be harmful to every major organ system in the human body.

What a paradox it is to learn that “beauty” does not make you pretty but harms you. So, if you ask me, I do not want to harm my body using products that are meant for self-care. Nor do I want to keep contributing to a nasty “beauty” industry. Hence I want to share my own personal research on carrier oils with you, so that you can move on to a better definition of beauty (Sources for my research are added below; also please make sure to read the disclosure notes – since this is only a research, and you will require to test out what works best for your skin, at your own pace).

Dirty list with 50 ingredients in beauty you should avoid

How to get started with DIY Skincare using carrier oils

Before we start digging deeper into each natural carrier oil, you should take into account what your skin type is and choose the best oil accordingly. For this, we look at the comedogenic rating of carrier oils which can help as an indicator of the likelihood of clogging your pores. 

This being said, there is not a one-size fit solution. Each body and skin is different, and I can definitely confirm that my own journey was not easy or quick! When checking up, I highly recommend running tests in small batches and trying it out to ensure that the mixture feels good on your skin. It’s better to go slow and steady, rather than attempting to go fast and end up hating the world of oils.

When I was creating my oils, having suffered from acne since my teen days, I definitely looked up the oils that range between 0 or 1 (and up to 2) on the comedogenic rating scale. But, if you have dry skin, you might prefer a more emollient oil toward the middle of the scale.

As I said, I’m not a scientist and my goal here is not to tell you what should be your formula, but just to share a piece of curated information that helped me in my zero waste and natural beauty journey so that you can too start creating your DIY skincare. Saving you some time in the research piece.

Note: I’ve shared some of my sources below for your reference!

Scale on Comedogenic Rating of Carrier Oils

As mentioned, the comedogenic scale is ranked by how likely it is that any specific ingredients, such as oils and butters used in cosmetic product formulation, will clog pores. 

For instance, non-comedogenic ingredients are substances that do not clog pores and have a comedogenic rating of 2 or less. On the other hand, if you find a carrier oil with a rating of 4 or 5, it’s most likely that someone who is prone to acne will have a breakout. 

The scale uses a numbering system of 0 to 5. Here’s how the numbers rank on the scale:

0 – won’t clog pores at all

1 – very low likelihood they will clog pores

2 – moderately low likelihood

3 – moderate likelihood

4 – fairly high likelihood

5 – high likelihood of clogging pores

Composition of carrier oils for DIY beauty products

Sebum is part of our skin’s natural protection barrier and provides us with hydration when our skin is too dry. The production of less sebum in our skin will make it thinner and dryer, which is one of the causes of aging.

Since some skins are more deficient in sebum than others, when searching for carrier oils, we will want to take into consideration whether the oil is high in oleic acid or linoleic acid.

For instance, acne-prone skin types are most often deficient in linoleic acid, therefore you’ll want to find carrier oils that contain a high level of this component. When our skin has a low level of linoleic acid, our sebaceous glands will produce sebum with oleic acid, which is drier and firmer than healthy sebum. The natural consequence is that it will contribute to the formation of blackheads and whiteheads.

The oils which are highest in linoleic acid content are also low on the comedogenic scale. For example, carrier oils like hemp oil, argan oil, camellia oil, rosehip oil, and sunflower oil would be naturally more suitable for acne-prone skins. However, as I mentioned, check for yourself and compare to the chart and grow in your research as you do your own mixtures. It’s about trial and error, and I would recommend you to keep your diary whenever you’re running your tests.

The Multiple Benefits for Each Natural Carrier Oil

Below I’m sharing some of the benefits of each of the carrier oils researched. You’ll find that there are many more options out there, I’m just choosing to stick with the most common options.

The beautiful aspect of these natural carrier oils is that their benefits often go beyond one single use. There are multiple ways for you to take advantage of these oils, from skin benefits, to getting healthier nails, hair or even for massages. They all come packed with goodness.

Note: I always love when members of the community add their input, so if you are one of them, feel free to share your journey or suggest new oils for this list in the comments below

Sweet Almond Oil Benefits

  • Sweet Almond carrier oil can heal superficial skin burns, boost collagen production, keeps skin hydrated and supple, and protects it against potential damage caused by UV radiation.
  • Sweet Almond carrier oil can soothe dry and chapped skin, as well as skin affected by dermatosis, eczema, and psoriasis. 
  • Sweet Almond carrier oil’s light texture allows it to soften the skin while penetrating it to cleanse the pores and prevent blackheads as well as future acne breakouts.
  • Sweet Almond carrier oil can relieve muscular aches, purge the skin of toxins, and support the growth of thick, soft, healthy hair.
  • Sweet Almond carrier oil relieves skin rashes and body pain, reduces feelings of stress, boosts circulation, and addresses the unsightly issues of varicose veins and spider veins.
  • Sweet Almond Carrier Oil is a medium-light lubricant that has a quick absorption rate that is ideal for use in facial care, massages, and on skin that is sensitive or acne-prone. 
  • Applied regularly before bed, Almond Oil can noticeably diminish the appearance of dark undereye circles, and it can soothe inflamed skin caused by overexposure to the sun. 
  • Applied to nails, Sweet Almond Carrier Oil addresses mineral deficiencies that lead to thin, brittle nails and restores nail health to promote stronger, thicker and smoother growth.

 

Sweet Almond Carrier Oil - A Guide on Natural Carrier Oils for Your DIY Beauty Products
Sweet Almond Natural Carrier Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits

  • Used topically, Apricot Kernel carrier oil moisturizes dry, sensitive skin and smooths out blemishes, wrinkles, fine lines, and other symptoms of maturing skin.
  • Those with nut allergies who want to experience the healthful properties of oils such as Sweet Almond carrier oil, can benefit from substituting it with Apricot Kernel oil.
  • Applied to itchy, chapped, wounded, or sore skin, Apricot Kernel carrier oil facilitates faster healing without leaving a greasy residue.
  • Apricot Kernel carrier oil’s high level of unsaturated fatty acids makes it non-greasy, and its combination of oleic, linoleic, and linolenic acids helps relieve and prevent acne. 
  • Apricot Kernel carrier oil is ideal for use on acne-prone skin or skin afflicted with eczema and can be added to natural homemade moisturizers for the face and the body.
  • Used medicinally, Apricot Kernel carrier oil works to soothe problems related to stiff and aching joints as well as symptoms of cold, cough, and constipation.
  • Apricot Kernel carrier oil is often also used to address the problem of hair loss when massaged into the skin and hair.

 

Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil - A Guide on Natural Carrier Oils for Your DIY Beauty Products
Apricot Kernel Natural Carrier Oil

Argan Oil Benefits

  • When applied to the skin, Argan Oil leaves it looking firmer, smoother, and softer by enhancing elasticity and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. 
  • On acne-prone skin, Argan Oil soothes inflammation and irritation while reducing the appearance of scarring and balancing skin’s natural moisture and oil production.
  • Argan Carrier Oil is effective for diminishing blemishes such as stretch marks, as it promotes the growth of new skin while boosting its suppleness. 
  • Applied to skin that has become leathery and sore from overexposure to the sun, Argan Carrier Oil soothes areas that are painful to the touch, fades sun spots, and facilitates the regeneration of the skin. 
  • Argan Oil can heal skin that is cracked, sore, infected, scarred, blemished, and even burned. 
  • By balancing skin’s pH and melanin levels, Argan Oil protects against the sun’s UV radiation and potential damage to the skin and hair. 
  • When applied to hair, Argan Carrier Oil controls frizz, adds shine, and makes managing and styling hair easier.
  • Argan Carrier Oil can provide soothing relief for the damaged skin as well as conditions that leave skin feeling dehydrated, itchy, irritated, and raw.
  • The anti-inflammatory properties of Argan Carrier Oil are beneficial for relieving the pain and swelling associated with arthritis as well as other joint pain and muscular aches.
Argan Carrier Oil - A Guide on Natural Carrier Oils for Your DIY Beauty Products
Argan Natural Carrier Oil

Avocado Oil Benefits

  • Used topically, Avocado Carrier Oil works as a regenerating, rehydrating treatment for skin that soothes and enhances texture. 
  • It smooths the look of wrinkles, tightens skin, and diminishes the appearance of scars, age spots, and other unwanted blemishes. 
  • Its regenerative and healing properties are ideal for use on skin afflicted with rashes, eczema and psoriasis, dryness, and signs of ageing, as it repairs the skin while enhancing its elasticity through moisture.
  • When used in massages, it is known to naturally treat insomnia and inflammation, to reduce muscular stiffness, joint pain, and tension, and to boost circulation.
  • Used in hair, Avocado Carrier Oil straightens and softens strands while nourishing, hydrating, and strengthening them. By stimulating circulation to the hair follicles, it promotes new, healthier growth and prevents hair loss. Avocado Oil also protects hair against damage caused by environmental stressors and helps purge clogged hair follicles.
  • The Vitamin E content of Avocado Carrier Oil is helpful for reducing the harmful effects of UV radiation and any redness or other damage it can cause.
  • Avocado Carrier Oil can help balance the metabolism and can be useful to treat inflammation associated with arthritis. 
  • In Ayurvedic medicine, Avocado was used to reduce bad cholesterol, relieve chronic constipation, address alopecia, boost libido, regulate insulin levels, enhance strength and stamina, soothe joint pain, ease insomnia, tone skin, and to eliminate skin damage caused by free radicals. 
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Avocado Natural Carrier Oil

Camellia Oil Benefits

  • When applied topically, the Camellia Oil acts as an exceptional emollient and hydrating agent, helping the skin look and feel smooth, plump, firm, and youthful. 
  • Camellia Oil improves the skin’s complexion and addresses texture issues and scarring on the face and body, reducing the look of cellulite, stretch marks, wrinkles, and loose skin. It additionally supports the slowing down of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and can be highly beneficial for skin that is suffering from dryness, dullness, and flakiness.
  • When applied directly to the face, Camellia Seed Oil is reputed to decrease the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, and other signs of premature ageing. 
  • Camellia Oil is a highly protective oil, being naturally rich in antioxidants including Vitamin E and Polyphenols, thereby enhancing the skin’s natural ability to safeguard from external irritants.
  • When applied to the hair and scalp, Camellia Seed Oil hydrates, softens, adds luster, and tames dandruff. It is a regenerative oil that promotes natural recovery from heat or styling damage. Those who experience itchy, irritated, or inflamed scalps may especially benefit from the soothing, non-irritant properties of this carrier oil. Due to its nourishing composition, frequent application to the hair is believed to accelerate hair growth and add a natural sheen and bounce to hair strands.
  • Camellia Seed Oil is also a well-known beauty remedy for chapped cuticles or brittle nails. It helps strengthen the cuticle as well as moisturize and fortify the nails for optimal health and growth. It also adds a glossy natural shine to the nail plate, helping the hands look more appealing and countering any discoloration.
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Camellia Natural Carrier Oil

Coconut Oil Benefits

  • Coconut Oil’s small molecules allow it to penetrate and be absorbed by the skin easily. And it does so without clothing your pores!
  • Coconut Oil is a great emollient to dry as well as itchy skin and hair. 
  • Suitable for sensitive, irritated and inflamed skin, Coconut Oil benefits include hydration and lubrication. Its properties create a protective barrier on the skin, preventing it from becoming dry – and even fungus. 
  • When applied to sunburns and blisters, Coconut Oil gives your skin a soothing effect.
  • Coconut Oil also is great to remove dead skin, and promoting the growth of new, healthy, and glowing skin.
  • Used internally, Coconut Oil is also well known for boosting metabolism by burning more energy. Often used to improve digestion, it also could help with controlling blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Therapeutically, Coconut Oil is great to use for massages as it goes a long way when applied to the skin, creating a thick layer on the skin that enables the massaging movements to slide comfortably for a longer period of time than other oils.
Coconut Carrier Oil - A Guide on Natural Carrier Oils for Your DIY Beauty Products
Coconut Natural Carrier Oil

Fractionated Coconut Oil Benefits

  • Fractionated Coconut Oil is ideal to mix with other essential oils as it allows to maximise the spread when applied topically. Similarly, it allows diluting stronger oils before any topical application to lessen the sensitivity.
  • One of the most relevant benefits of Fractionated Coconut Oil is its non-greasy texture, while it’s easily absorbed into the skin – softening and soothing dry skin types.
  • Same as Coconut Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil does absorb effectively into the skin without clogging your pores.
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Fractionated Coconut Natural Carrier Oil

Evening Primrose Oil Benefits

  • Evening Primrose Carrier Oil benefits from soothing and moisturising properties, making it a gentle oil for those with sensitive skin. 
  • Evening Primrose Oil is also great for prematurely aging and mature skin, as it enhances elasticity – leaving flaking or peeling skin deeply moisturised.
  • When applied, Evening Primrose Oil promotes a clear, rejuvenated, radiant, and healthy skin complexion, thanks to its astringent and softening properties.
  • For the skins suffering from acne, eczema, and psoriasis, Evening Primrose Oil should help address the roughness, redness, dryness, and irritation that comes with these skin issues.
  • This beautiful oil also helps prevent reduction of hair loss, as it hydrates the hair, nourishes the scalp and so fortifies the strands as well as soothing itchiness, dryness, and inflammation.
  • Some of the medicinal uses for Evening Primrose Oil include the ease of headaches, dizziness, muscular aches and weakness, tiredness, slowed reflexes, and irritability.
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Evening Primrose Natural Carrier Oil

Grapeseed Oil Benefits

  • Grapeseed Oil is a quick-absorbing carrier that moisturises intensively without causing skin irritation, clogging pores or leaving an oily residue – making it ideal for oily and sensitive skin types as well as those that present acne or eczema problems.
  • This powerful oil can be used as a skin toner for acne-prone skin, working as a cleanser as well as helping balance out oil production to avoid future breakouts.  
  • It’s common to find Grapeseed Oil used as a carrier for cosmetic products such as facial skincare, lip balms or even sunscreens – for its antiseptic and astringent properties. 
  • Grapeseed Oil is rich in compounds that restore collagen to smoothen and firm the skin. This makes it greatly beneficial to add in products that help aged skin, as well as those that are meant to reduce wrinkles, stretch marks, and other blemishes.
  • When applied to the hair, Grapeseed Oil softens and smoothes as well as supports healthy hair growth. Thanks to its conditioning properties, this oil moisturiser dry, frizzy and damaged hair without leaving heavy and greasy traces behind.
  • Medicinally, Grapeseed Oil is popular to boost circulation, reducing the appearance of varicose veins, spider veins, and cellulite. 
  • When used in massages, Grapeseed Oil can soothe tired muscles, and its anti-inflammatory activity can relieve the pain and swelling associated with arthritis. Furthermore, Grapeseed Oil Vitamin E content boosts immunity and improves numerous body systems, including the healing of wounds by eliminating harmful bacteria.
Grapeseed Carrier Oil - A Guide on Natural Carrier Oils for Your DIY Beauty Products
Grapeseed Natural Carrier Oil

Hazelnut Oil Benefits

  • Hazelnut Carrier Oil is well known for its astringent qualities. Hazelnut Oil contains tannins, which are powerful antioxidants making it astringent – which can help dry oily skin, cleanse and shrink pores, and remove bacteria.
  • Hazelnut Oil is deeply penetrating and stimulating to the circulatory system, helping tone and tighten the skin.
  • Hazelnut Oil contains high vitamin E and fatty acids, creating a natural oil barrier that helps your skin retain water and avoid drying out. In this sense, it increases skin hydration and elasticity.
  • The Vitamin E in Hazelnut Oil protects your body from the sunlight’s free radicals, by neutralizing them and protecting cell membranes from sun damage.
  • Hazelnut Oil fatty acids also help the skin with photoaging, by reducing the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles caused by sun exposure.
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Hazelnut Natural Carrier Oil

Hemp Seed Oil Benefits

  • Since Hemp Seed Oil is said to closely match our own skin’s lipids and the essential fatty acids, it makes the use of this oil perfect to use as a carrier supporting the absorption of the oils into the skin. 
  • Hemp Seed Oil is suitable for all skin types, including oily skin. It’s especially beneficial for those with dry or mature skin. For instance, when massaged in cracked, tired, or ashy feet, it provides soothing and accelerates its healing process.
  • Hemp Seed Oil soothes and alleviates dry skin, moisturizing it so that the complexion looks revitalized and radiant. In fact, it acts as a protective skin moisture barrier, reducing signs of aging.
  • Hemp Seed Oil can also be applied directly on itchy and dry scalps as well as for instant conditioning. It is also an excellent remedy for dull or limp hair that lacks vibrancy. You can add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner or use it in its pure form.
  • Apply Hemp Oil directly to refresh dry cuticles and nails and make them shine. 
  • It also works as a makeup remover by adding a few drops of Hemp Seed Oil to your fingertips and gently massaging your face in circles to dissolve the impurities.
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Hemp Seed Natural Carrier Oil

Jojoba Oil Benefits

  • Jojoba Oil absorbs fast without leaving a greasy residue, while gently moisturising, nourishing, and softening the skin.
  • Used as a cleanser, Jojoba Oil promotes the growth of new and clear skin and prevents the growth of harmful bacteria. Simultaneously, it acts as a protective barrier against the accumulation of dirt that can clog pores. This, combined with its anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for acne-prone skin.
  • Jojoba Oil balances the skin’s oil production, eliminating the excess oils in the pores and reducing the effects of acne.
  • Used on nails, Jojoba Oil hydrates and strengthens the cuticles, as well as helps prevent infections on the nail beds.
  • Jojoba Oil rejuvenates and promotes faster hair growth with a thicker appearance. Also, it helps reduce oiliness on the scalp by regulating the production of sebum. For those with dry and frizzy hair, Jojoba Oil’s conditioning properties help free it from knots.
  • Used medicinally, Jojoba Oil benefits from antiseptic and disinfectant properties which can help eliminate harmful bacteria on the skin. Jojoba Oil also soothes inflammation, wounds, itching, dryness, and redness caused by skin conditions including burns, eczema, psoriasis, or fungal infections.
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Jojoba Natural Carrier Oil

Meadowfoam Oil Benefits

  • Meadowfoam Oil is a very popular ingredient in many cosmetics, as it’s very versatile (including products for the outdoors such as sunscreens), safe to use daily, and also because it’s suitable for all skin types. 
  • Meadowfoam Oil benefits include moisturizing and rejuvenating properties. Even with its luxurious feel and velvety texture, this wonderful oil does not leave a greasy residue when applied to the skin.
  • Also known as a powerful emollient, Meadowfoam Oil maintains hydration by locking moisture into the skin and hair giving a soft and supple look and feel.
  • Meadowfoam Oil also helps to balance the skin’s natural oil production for a more even complexion. 
  • Meadowfoam Oil other benefits are reducing the appearance of stretch marks, scars, fine lines, and wrinkles.
  • Used in haircare, Meadowfoam Oil promotes a silky-smooth texture, helping manage dullness, brittleness, and frizz.
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Meadowfoam Natural Carrier Oil

Rosehip Oil Benefits

  • Rosehip Oil is lightweight and absorbs easily, without leaving oily residues on the skin. The oil is known to create a protective barrier on the skin to prevent dehydration.
  • Rosehip Oil is suitable for all skin types, including skin that is sensitive, dry, scarred, or damaged by UV radiation. However, acne-prone and oily skin types should be careful using it too often, as it may aggravate their conditions.
  • Rosehip Oil is reputed for its healing and anti-aging and skin regeneration properties, making it ideal for mature skins. This oil helps to reduce the appearance of minor skin conditions such as age spots or enlarged pores. 
  • Rosehip Oil soothes skin complications, such as dryness, eczema, and psoriasis, or hyper-pigmentation. Similarly, when applied in areas with rough skin such as knees, elbows, or heels, Rosehip Oil softens the skin and makes it more supple.
  • It’s a great oil to use on skin with wrinkles and stretch marks, as Rosehip Oil benefits include restoring skin’s elasticity and collagen. Its astringent, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties are beneficial to accelerate the healing of wounds and burns by tightening the skin.
  • Rosehip Oil also helps restore skin’s natural color and tone, leaving behind blemishes, age spots, acne scars, and wounds, or any other marks caused by overexposure to the sun. The oil’s resilience and penetrability allow the skin to repair itself and minimising scarring as well as acne breakouts.
  • Used in hair, Rosehip Oil can reduce the itchiness of a dry scalp (without leaving a greasy look and feel). Rich in vitamins, it also restores the hair’s shine providing silkiness, volume, and bounce to strands that are dull and limp.
  • Rosehip Oil strengthens brittle nails with dry cuticles.
  • Used in a massage, Rosehip Oil works as a soothing agent for reducing pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and joint pain. Its aromatherapeutic effects promote a sense of calm and relaxation.
  • Medicinally, besides all its skin benefits, it’s worth mentioning that Rosehip Oil’ Vitamin C content gives it the ability to strengthen bones and muscles while boosting immunity. It does this by helping to prevent infection and by aiding the body in the appropriate absorption of iron.
Rosehip Carrier Oil - A Guide on Natural Carrier Oils for Your DIY Beauty Products
Rosehip Natural Carrier Oil

Sunflower Oil Benefits

  • Sunflower Oil benefits include brightening, regeneration, and rejuvenating skin’s appearance, creating a protective emollient layer that prevents moisture from the skin as well as preventing it from damage.
  • Sunflower Oil has a high content of Vitamin E, which helps reduce and slow down the process of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. Simultaneously, it protects against damaging sun overexposure, decreased sensitivity to sunlight, and consequences such as hyperpigmentation or excess tan.
  • Also, Sunflower Oil is easily absorbed by the skin while eliminating bacteria preventing the development of acne.  For those with acne conditions, it’s worth knowing that Sunflower Oil helps remove dead skin cells. This prevents pores from congesting with blackheads and whiteheads – and potential breakouts.
  • Without clogging pores, Sunflower oil also helps reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and bruising. It does that thanks to its abundance of vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids which simultaneously supports skin regeneration and promotes overall skin health.
  • When applied to hair, Sunflower Oil helps nourish the hair and hydrate dryness, as well as repair damage & strengthen against further breakage, while addressing thinning and loss. It moistures locks manages frizz and softens the strands. A true superpower hair oil!
  • Used medicinally, Sunflower Oil is known for its anti-microbial, anti-viral, and antibacterial qualities. By adding a protective barrier to the skin, it helps protect against harmful bacteria that could potentially cause infection.
  • Furthermore, Sunflower Oil is reputed to soothe skin that is irritated, inflamed, and rough. It helps reduce itchiness while addressing skin conditions including dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. 
  • In massage therapy, Sunflower Oil is often used to activate circulation and address leg ulcers.

Sunflower Carrier Oil - A Guide on Natural Carrier Oils for Your DIY Beauty Products

Tamanu Oil Benefits

  • Tamanu Oil benefits from a thick, luxurious, and conditioning viscosity that penetrates the skin faster than other oils, making it ideal to use as a carrier oil for topical applications. It can be used often throughout the day and should work well on all skin types. 
  • Thanks to its antioxidant properties, Tamanu Oil helps restore skin health by facilitating the growth of newer skin that looks smoother and feels softer. 
  • Tamanu Oil is a reputed carrier oil that is great at soothing, repairing, and diminishing redness, scars, stretch marks, and irritation. This includes skin conditions like itchiness, dryness, roughness and peeling while preventing blemishes from forming.
  • For those with skin conditions, Tamanu Oil used as a carrier can help reduce acne, as well as dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.
  • Tamanu Oil benefits from protective properties that make this carrier oil ideal to use for outdoor purposes. It helps protect from the sun, wind, and other elements in the environment that may be harsh on the skin.
  • Used in hair, Tamanu Oil has nourishing and conditioning qualities – helping its growth, and hydration, promoting hair strength and addressing hair loss. Furthermore, when applied on the scalp, it soothes inflammation and potentially eliminates fungal infections.
  • Used medicinally, Tamanu Oil has a lot of properties that can benefit the reduction of scars, ulcers, skin dryness, and itchiness.
  • Tamanu Oil’s antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anticoagulative, and anti-inflammatory benefits can also remove body and foot odour, as well as fungal infections.
  • Tamanu Oil benefits from a cicatrization effect, supporting accelerated growth of healthy new tissue, thereby facilitating the healing of wounds such as severe burns, sunburns, and other rashes such as insect bites and stings, cuts, boils, and sores.
  • Tamanu Oil medicinal properties help soothe more severe skin issues including shingles, fissures, rheumatism, neuralgia, chilblains, Athlete’s Foot, or gout.
Tamanu Carrier Oil - A Guide on Natural Carrier Oils for Your DIY Beauty Products
Tamanu Natural Carrier Oil

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Favourites brands with a organic essential oils range for your blends:

Neal’s Yard Remedies
Plant Therapy
Aromatherapy Associates
Jade Bloom
Urbankissed (essential oils’ range)

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

Possible side effects from the use of carrier oils include irritation or allergic reaction from topical use. To reduce the risk of adverse reaction, a skin patch test should be performed prior to using the oil. The test can be performed by applying a dime-sized amount of the oil to a small area of skin that is not known to be sensitive. In the event of an adverse reaction, discontinue the use of the product and see a medical healthcare professional for appropriate remedial action. Certain carrier oils may pose additional risks depending on individual health and medical history. To prevent side effects, it is best to consult with a physician prior to use.

Carrier oils must not be used near the eyes, inner nose, ears, or on any areas of the skin that are known to be sensitive. They should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, particularly those under the age of 7.

Sources used for this research

Aromatherapy Associates

Herbal Dynamics Beauty 

FushiWellbeing 

New Directions Aromatics

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