Ready to start using your essential oils? One of our favorite ways to practice aromatherapy is topically! But here’s the thing with topical use for essential oils — you HAVE to dilute with a carrier oil for essential oils first!
What are carrier oils? And why do you need to use them? Carrier oils are any ordinary body oils and butters, such as jojoba, coconut, almond, shea, and more. These oils are used to dilute potent essential oils so that you can safely use them on your skin!
Essential oils are highly concentrated! Almost all essential oils require dilution before topical use. If you apply an essential oil directly to your skin without a carrier oil, it will cause irritation.
Essential oils evaporate quickly. That means that your essential oil will quickly evaporate off your skin before it has a chance to be absorbed. Using a carrier oil helps your body soak up that essential oil so that you can enjoy more of the benefits!
Carrier oils are also beneficial! These oils transport essential oils, but they also offer their own therapeutic benefits too! Almond oil moisturizes and reduces stretch marks, while jojoba oil is the perfect choice for soothing irritated skin, acne, and rashes. Coconut oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties!