A carrier oil is a vegetable oil derived usually from seeds, kernels, nuts of the plant. It is used to dilute essential oils prior to topical application to avoid any irritation or reaction from the use of pure/concentrated essential oils. Each carrier oil provides different therapeutic properties and characteristics. Unlike Essential oils, Carrier oils can go rancid over time.
Apricot Seed Oil (Prunus armeniaca) is an excellent oil to use for massage blends. It has a mild scent, light texture, is full of healthful fatty acids, and is excellent at moisturizing and soothing all skin types. It is also rich in vitamins A & C which are extremely good for skin, especially for removing scars. It has good shelf life (6-12 months) if stored in a cool, dark place.