Carrier oils have been looked upon as one of the essentials in terms of skin
care and hair care. However, it was not until recent times that people have come to realize their importance. Due to the presence of therapeutic properties in carrier oils, they help immensely in improving our skin and hair health.
Carrier oils usually referred to as vegetable oils, are fatty oils that are extracted from the seeds, nuts, or kennels of plants. They are also used to dilute essential oils. The main purpose behind this being that, essential oils, if used directly, can irritate the skin very easily which is why they need to be used together with carrier oils in the following ratio: 10ml carrier oil in 5 drops of essential oils. Thus the name ´carrier´ as they carry the essential oil to be safely applied to skin or hair as essential oils are too concentrated to be applied undiluted
Amongst the most popular carrier oils are coconut oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, and many more. The list is never-ending when it comes to listing the most widely used carrier oils and their benefits. Starting with coconut oil; coconut oil contains fatty acids that nourish, hydrate and protect the skin. When people with dry skin use it as an overnight moisturizer, it makes the skin soft and supple and gives you that effortless glow that no highlighter can. Apart from skin, when applied to hair, it not only tends to moisturize the hair but also reduces and prevents dandruff and split ends. Castor oil is multipurpose and has managed to be a promising carrier oil since the very beginning. It is rich in ricinoleic acid which is a type of fatty acid. What this does is that it moisturizes the skin and then locks it by minimizing water loss. Apart from that, it also reduces acne and breakouts. The most fascinating quality of castor oil is that it promotes the growth of new hair when applied to the scalp which in turn tends to thicken and increase the volume of hair. Also helps grow eyelashes and eyebrows. While Jojoba oil, when applied on the skin, helps to clear mild acne in the best way possible due to the presence of anti-inflammatory properties, applying it to the scalp can prevent hair loss and promotes the thickening of hair.
Carrier oils have helped millions get the skin and hair that they wished for at one point in time. Now is your chance to invest in carrier oils and be able to achieve that flawless skin or long, healthy hair!