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.
Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) is extracted from the meat of mature coconuts using dry or wet processing. Refined coconut oil is bland and odorless. The oil is edible, very high in saturated fats. Coconut Oil is excellent base for massage just as Apricot Oil and is very moisturizing to the skin. It also has antiviral and antibacterial agents. It stays useable for a very long time without getting rancid smell and is perfect for diluting essential oils. The oil itself is widely used for its healing and hydration properties for all skin types. It reduces protein loss when used in the hair and used as a very important base ingredient in many soaps.