Essential oils are great! They have so many health benefits and can be used in so many remedies! However, they are very powerful and, if used directly on the skin, can cause irritation. Luckily, there are carrier oils that can be mixed with essential oils to make topical application possible! Here is a list of carrier oils that can be used to mix with your essential oils collection.
Coconut oil is known for its magical effects on the skin and because of the medicinal properties in it, is used for countless health benefits. It is perfect for use on a baby’s skin as well as on the skin of preteens going through hormonal changes.
Olive oil is best used for pains in the joints and ears. Kids often suffer from severe ear pain in the middle of the night and nothing could be a better pain reliever than olive oil. It is high in protein, vitamins and minerals and versatile in its usage.
Grapeseed oil is a naturally moisturizing and glossy oil with light and thin consistency. It is good for massages and can be mixed with essential oils then used on skin.
Cocoa butter or theobroma oil also acts as great carrier oil with its sweet chocolate aroma. However, it has to be melted before mixing with any essential oil.
Sweet Almond Oil
This is one of the most commonly used carrier oils because of its inexpensiveness and light texture. Sweet almond works perfectly on even the most sensitive skins including that of babies and is enriched with Vitamin A, B and E. It is also used abundantly in spas and when mixed with essential oils, its advantages grow tenfold.
Be VERY careful with the use of essential oils on babies and never use it topically (on anyone) without diluting it with any of the above mentioned carrier oils.